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FO – Belt!

The other day I bought a jacket at the GAP Outlet for $19.99 (original price was $148.00). The only thing wrong with it was that the belt was missing. It was SUCH a cute jacket and I needed a smaller coat to wear, I got it anyhow with the intention of knitting a belt for it. I figured I could use something with a little bit of tan in it, or variegated browns to give it some color and a different look. When I went to Michael’s I found the Patons SWS with pinks and brown and knew it would be perfect!

Pattern: My own – cast on 10 stitches, worked in garter stitch until all yarn was used, made it approx 50 inches long
Yarn: Patons SWS – 70% wool/30% soy, approx 110 yards
Needles: US 6 bamboo straights
Time: Started 2/9/07 , Completed 2/10/07
Notes: This is a nice yarn to work with and I love the colors!

Here’s the jacket on me (ignore the funny face I’m making):

And here’s a closer up photo of the belt on the jacket (I was too lazy to take it out of the jacket to take a picture of the whole thing by itself – sorry!):


In other news, I GOT A JOB! I’m pretty psyched about it! I start on Feb. 19th. Now Nick just needs to get a job. I’m going back to New York for the rest of this week and Nick and Nathaniel will be coming back with me since Nick has an interview on the 17th (cross your fingers for him!).


Keep on knitting and crafting!


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)

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