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What I’ve been working on and a new addition

I have been doing a lot of knitting (as per the usual), but not a whole lot of actual progress.  Could be because I want to knit 56,643,216,577 things right now and have managed to start three new things recently.  One of these things were to try out some yarn I bought on Etsy.

I have knit one toe-up sock and just started the other:

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The yarn is from Tricot Treat.  I came across this yarn when I was looking for some super hot pink yarn for some socks for a friend.  This seemed to fit the bill and I messaged her about it because I knew I would need more (they are to be knee socks).  She let me know that she did have more than what was listed in the description and let me know that it’s not super hot pink (as in it could be brighter) and offered to custom dye some for me.  I decided that I did want some thing as bright pink as possible, so I opted to go with the custom dye.  I did, however, decide to buy the 4 skeins that she did have.  I LOVE pink and so does my sister, so not only could I get some socks for myself, but her as well.  How can I say no to pink sock yarn?  I just can’t, so it arrived and I’m in LOVE.  I really like working with this yarn and I love the resulting sock.  I will be buying more as soon as I can.

The next thing on my needles is Wisp:

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So far I am 4 repeats in and it’s moving along fairly quickly when I’m actually working on it.  It’s Kidsilk Haze.  It took a bit of getting used to, but I’m doing good now.  FYI: metal needles for this yarn – bamboo just won’t do it because this stuff sticks like gule to them!  Most of my time has been taken up by another scarf which I can’t post pictures of right now, so this is a little stalled at the moment (as are the socks).

Here’s the biggest news this week, though!

I got a bird!  A cockatiel, who I named Fry.

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Isn’t he cute?  :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)

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