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Clue One is DONE

I’ll start with the exciting news: I’ve completed Clue 1 of Mystery Stole 3!  YAY!!  I completed it last night and I’m now a few rows in to Clue 2.  Of course this means that photos of what it’s looking like so far should be shown, so here they are:



Tonight I’m going over to Crafty Mands house for dinner and I will be bring it with me and we will have our own little knit-along going.

Yesterday, along with making it past Clue 1 of MS3, I went to Jo Ann’s to use my 50% off coupon.  I managed to get some US 3 DPN’s (mine went missing – completely GONE) for $4 with use of the coupon.  They had Simplicity patterns on sale for $1.99, so I got one that I had my eye on.  It’s a simple shirt pattern.  Now I just need some fabric.  I haven’t decided what I want to use yet, but I do know that I want to make at least one white shirt with the pattern.

The DPN’s are for another Shedir hat that I’m working on.  I could be DONE already, but without DPN’s that won’t happen.  Now I have no excuse but to finish it up.  Here’s what it currently looks like:


Don’t worry, it’s not really that bright in real life.  I’m still going to have yarn left over and I’m not sure what I’ll do with it.  Maybe a lace scarf?  I’m sure I’ll have enough for something.  We’ll see once I’m done.  One thing that is certain is that I’ll be glad to be able to get one thing off my WIP list!  It still needs a recipient, though.  I’m not really a hat person and I doubt I’ll ever wear it.

This weekend should be fun.  Tomorrow some gals from my knitting group and I are going to do a yarn shop hop.  I’m looking forward to seeing some shops that I haven’t been to before.  After, I’m going to The Beach Waterpark with my mom and youngest sister to their Saturday night Dive-In Movie.  They’re playing "Flushed Away" which none of us have seen before.  Should be fun and it’s only $10 admission after 4 pm instead of their regular $35 admission.  Sunday I don’t have any plans and Nick is working, as per the usual.  I’ll probably do laundry and work on MS3.

Well, that’s all for now.  Have a good weekend!


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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