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Ravelry, stop sucking my time!

If I ever stopped poking around Ravelry, maybe I’d post (and knit) more.  I get sucked in by the fourms and now they have Radar where you can see messages as they are posted and it’s sucking up loads of my time.

In other, non-Ravelry related news, I’ve completed the body of my Noro Cardigan and now I’m working on the sleeves.


This is really all I’ve been working on lately.  I feel so close to being done and just want to be done already!  I’ve knit on the toe-up socks here and there, mostly at work, but other than that, I’ve been working on the Noro Cardigan.

Nothing much exciting going on here.  It was Nathaniel’s birthday today.  He’s 15 now!  It’s hard to imagine that I met him when he was 11 and a lot smaller than he is now.  He grew enough over the summer that he’s now taller than me!  Not too hard to do since I’m only 5′ 4" tall.  We went to Margarita’s for dinner tonight.  I forgot my camra, but took a photo on my cell phone (so please excuse the no-so-great quality!):


For some reason we found the fact that the size of the chip he’s holding was as big as half of his head very funny and laughed for a good few minutes about it!


That’s about all that’s going on in my part of the world.  It feels like it should be Friday already and it’s only Tuesday.  What’s up with that?

Off the computer with me and back to knitting that cardigan!  Happy Tuesday everyone :o)


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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