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What I’m working on…

I feel like I haven’t been knitting a whole lot, but when I stopped to look at the projects I’ve been working on most, I’m surprised to see how far along I am. Yesterday I started The Bag from No Sheep For You. CraftyMands gave me 4 skeins of Hempathy for my birthday (which is Tuesday) and I immediately cast this on. I really love the two colors together and think it’s going to turn out great!

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I’ve also been working on Wisp. I’m on repeat 17 already! It’s getting quite long and the pattern says to do 17 repeats, but I’m going to make this into a wrap/scarf instead and use up all the Kid Silk Haze I have. I really like how it’s coming out and at the rate I’m going, I’ll be done in no time.

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I’ve been working on my Noro Cardigan off and on. Today I tried it on and I only have a few more inches before I’m done with the body! I thought I had much further to go, but like Wisp, it’s moving right along.

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Soctoberfest is nearly upon us and I have no socks on the needles right now! I’m thinking I’m going to knit up a pair of socks from my leftover sock yarns. I have enough to make a sock out of each left over bit, so I figure this should work out good if I do the toe, heel, and cuff in a different color. It’s something I haven’t done before, but have been meaning to. No better time than now!

I’m having dinner with my family tonight to celebrate my birthday. I don’t know where we’re going, yet, but I’m sure it will be good. I don’t get to go out with them all together, including Nick and Nathaniel, that often, so that in itself is a perfect birthday gift!

Hope everyone’s having a good weekend :o)

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I’m a thirty-something who works in finance. I live 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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