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Sweater

I finally decided on my next sweater. I’m going to make Starlight from Rowan Classic Style Book 16:

I’m going to be using the recommended yarn – Rowan RYC Silk Wool DK in Porcelain. Now, normally I’d be all for a substitute for such a large project and I was all for it trying to find just the right yarn to use as a substitute when Nick said “Just get it, honey!” As much as I tried to say no and continue to search for a substitute, I just couldn’t say no! We discussed this very large yarn purchase and decided that if I don’t get it now while we can afford it, it will be a long time before I have enough extra money to afford sweater quantities of such a nice (and expensive) yarn.

But…. there was a small problem. I ordered 20 skeins of the yarn (the pattern calls for 19 for the largest size and I wanted one extra “just in case”) and just found an email in my in-box saying that they are one skein short and it will take 7 days to get the yarn to them, then another 2-3 days to get it to me. Now, I’m not a patient person at all. In fact, since Sunday night when I ordered the yarn, I’ve been impatiently waiting thinking that it would be here today or tomorrow. Silly me didn’t check my email and didn’t know until tonight that there was any sort of problem! They were right on and sent the email right away… it was just me holding up the whole process. So… it’ll be at least another week and a half before I get my yarn. Though that makes me sad, I did buy some yarn today for the Panta swap on Craftster and some really pretty sock yarn (it was just one skein because that’s all they had, but it will become ankle socks for me).

In other knitting related things (since I haven’t been posting!)… I am sending my Sock-ret Pal’s last package out tomorrow morning, so stay tuned for a post about the socks I sent! I just finished a sock for me a few days ago and I’ve already started the second one. I don’t have much on the needles right now. Thinking about starting the Argosy scarf from Knitty’s Winter 2006 issue. I got some yarn for it some time ago, but my knitting time was consumed by my Sock-ret Pal’s socks, so I set it aside. Pictures forthcoming of all the good knitting stuff that I’ve been buying and working on.

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As a side note…. how do you respond to comments on Blogger? I’m used to LiveJournal where you can respond to someone directly below their comment and also get the response directly in their email. I’m still not too “in the know” about Blogger even though I’ve been using it a while. In my last post someone mentioned emailing links to pictures of the socks, but I don’t know how I’d go about that since I don’t know anyone’s email. Should I put something in the side bar to create an email list? Like sign up to get replies to your comments? I’m not sure what to do. Any ideas? What do YOU do? Thanks in advance for any help :o)

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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)

One thought on “Sweater

  1. That is going to be a great sweater!I respond to blogger comments by email; if I have (or can find) that person’s email. Some people respond in their comments, but I always forget to look if I’ve already commented.

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