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And it’s come undone….

This:

Is now this:

Yup. I frogged the whole thing. Since I completed it, it’s just been sitting with my yarn stash. For a while it’s been nagging me to make into something I would actually wear. I’m thinking of making it into Anthropologie-inspired Capelet. I haven’t decided for certain yet. We’ll see.

Here’s a progress photo of my Baudelaire Socks:

Don’t have one of Rogue… I’m waiting until the hood is done before I post another photo. Icarus doesn’t look much different from before – just bigger. I haven’t worked on I Do in a long time…. I really need to get going on that. Turns out that I don’t like working with 100% silk as much as I thought I would. I’m also worried that it won’t be as big as it needs to be. I may just try and find another pattern to use. I’ll probably just keep knitting it and hoping for the best. I haven’t picked up Branching out in a long, long time. I suppose I just feel like I don’t need another scarf I won’t wear and I’m not sure if I could gift it to anyone (come to think of it, I could probably gift it to Nick’s mom).

In swapping news, I’ve got my KTS 2 pal’s stuff in order. I just have to wait on a few things in the mail then I can get it off to my pal. I hope she’ll like everything! I had a hard time with the “snack” portion of it, but I think I’ve done well :o)

Alright, gotta get some things in order for work tomorrow (joy of joys). Later all!

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I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH. Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today! I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts. In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there. I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)

4 thoughts on “And it’s come undone….

  1. Those Baudelaire socks are fabulous. I just put a link to that on the ‘My First Toe Ups’ blogsite that the OzKnitter and I are starting for Soctoberfest. Do you enjoy knitting socks from the toes up? I’m anxious to learn.

  2. Indeed – I’m never afraid to frogg!I don’t mind doing socks toe-up… the first sock I knit was toe-up (which I actually didn’t like). I like doing heel flaps and gussets so I’m glad they’ve come out with toe-up patterns that look more like top down socks :o)

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