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Starlight Progress, Midsummer Socks, and Scarf FO

This weekend, we went to Cedar Point with some of Matt’s friends. It was a lot of fun, but man was I sore the next day from all the walking! We went up Friday afternoon after picking up Matt’s brother. Stayed in a hotel Friday and Saturday night, then came home Sunday. The drive wasn’t too bad and I got a lot of knitting done. I uploaded pictures to Flickr from the day spent at the park. You can see them here.

On the car ride, I stuck to knitting on Starlight. I’ve now reknit past the point I had to rip out from the weekend before last.

Starlight Sleeve
Starlight Sleeve

While at the park, I knit while waiting in line and when I sat out a few of the coasters. I’m a few rows away from finishing the first Midsummer Night’s Dream sock!

Midsummer Night's Dream
Midsummer Night’s Dream

Oh! I actually finished something last week. I started a garter stitch scarf the day I had back surgery. I put it aside for a while, but would knit a row here or there. After moving, I didn’t work on it much. I decided a few weeks ago it was time to get it back out and get it finished. I knit just a few rows every day until I ran out of yarn. This is the first garter stitch scarf I’ve made! I really like it. I have 2 more skeins of this yarn and I think I’ll make a hat and gloves to go with it.

Pattern: Garter Stitch Scarf (My Ravelry project page.)
Started: April 2, 2009
Completed: September 24, 2009
Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted in Sunrise, 1 skein
Needles: US 7 bamboo circular
Notes: I cast on 25 stitches (I think) and knit until I ran out of yarn. The FO picture makes the yarn seem more orange then it is. The second picture below is a little more accurate in color.

Malabrigo Scarf
Finished Scarf

110/365: The Slow Going Scarf
Scarf in Progress

This week is looking like it’ll be another busy one. At least the end of the fiscal year is almost over, so work should slow down a little (at least not be so super crazy). We’re having our housewarming/birthday party (for Matt and I since both our birthdays are this month) this Saturday and all this week we’re doing preparations for that – getting food, cleaning things up, planning everything out and so on. I think things will calm down at home after this weekend. The last two months we’ve been busy almost every weekend, so I’m looking forward to the slow down. We’ll have one three day weekend to hang out and do nothing, then the on the 15th I’ll be heading out to DC for Rhinebeck on the 17th. I’ll be staying with Laura in DC, then heading up to stay with her friends in NYC Friday, Rhinebeck on Saturday, back to DC Sunday, then back home Monday. I’m really looking forward to it!! This will be my first time going to Rhinebeck. Maybe I’ll see you there! 🙂 Now I just need to get Starlight finished so I can stop stressing about having it done on time.


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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