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Mail Call

I came home today to find two packages waiting for me. With all the sending yarn out that I’ve been doing, it was nice to get something in the mail!

I swapped some alpaca yarn for a copy of Best of Interweave Knits through LiveJournal’s knit-swap group and I had purchased 4 skeins of Wildfoote sock yarn from someone on Ravel-crack Ravelry.

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Here’s some better photos of the yarn – much more accurate colors.

Vinca Minor
HPIM4146

Pine Tree
HPIM4148

I’ve been wanting to try this yarn, but every time I have seen it, it’s been multi-colored or two colors twisted together. I wanted some of the solid! Now I have some to try out and I’m looking forward to knitting with it.

I’ve been wanting Best of Interweave Knits since I knew it was coming out and now I have a copy of my very own. There’s at least 3 patterns I want to make, but probably more than that. Some of the patterns I already have, but I like that they’re all in one book instead of a bunch of magazines.

In other knitting news…

Here’s my current sock in progress that I mentioned in my previous post:

HPIM4150

Tomorrow morning I have a doctor’s appointment, then I’m meeting Crafty Mands for a little knitting time, and once Nick gets home from work, we’re going to head out to the Taste of the Levee. Should be fun :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 “Mail Call

  1. The socks look great! I love the yarn you got too.
    Yay that your book came. That’s exciting!
    I split off the sleeves on Wicked. There was some confusion, but I think I have it figured out.
    See you tomorrow.

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