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Current Projects and Projects Calling Me

Before I got sidetracked with all the commissioned knitting, I was moving right along with the mystery knitting.

I finished through clue 2 on Pattern B of the Woolly Wormhead Mystery KAL. I started working on clue 3 this past week, but I’ve only done a row or two here and there when I’m sitting at my computer at home since I have it sitting on my desk.

Pattern B
Woolly Wormhead, Pattern B

I started working clue 2 on Pattern A of the Woolly Wormhead Mystery KAL, but then decided my yarn was too variegated for the cabled pattern, so it has been frogged. I’m sure I’ll try it again at a later date. The finished hat is really pretty! You can see the finished version on Ravelry here.

Pattern A
Woolly Wormhead, Pattern A

I got quite a way on my Opposites Attract Mystery Sock, too. I managed to finish through clue 3 on the second sock and just start clue 3 on the first sock. Love the yarn and pattern! I’ve seen the finished socks from a few folks and I can’t wait to get mine done so I can wear them.

OA Mystery KAL (Clue 3)
OA Mystery Sock

OA Mystery KAL (Clue 3)
OA Mystery Sock – Side

Featherweight has been set aside for the moment, but I plan on getting back to it and finishing it before I start another sweater. The Sock Knitters Anonymous Mystery KAL hasn’t been touched since finishing clue 1. There’s something about the yarn I just feel eh about. It’s not colorful or exciting and I just can’t seem to bring myself to knit it. I do want to finish it since I like the finished socks, but I probably won’t get back to them until I finish the OA Mystery socks. As usual, my queue keeps building up and there’s not enough time in the day to knit it all! There’s a number of projects that I want to make that are really calling me.

Projects Calling to Me
Left to right: Volna, Zaubertote, and Boteh Scarf

The only one I don’t have yarn at the ready for is Volna, but one of the local yarn shops carry the Noro Kirameki, so when I’m ready to start, I’ll go pick some up. I have yarn and patterns for Zaubertote and Boteh Scarf sitting on my desk waiting for me to start! Just trying to clear a few things off the needles (and finish the baby sweater) before starting any of them. Are there any projects that are calling to you lately?

Tomorrow, here in the US, it’s Thanksgiving. We’ll be having meals with Matt’s family early in the day and my family late in the day. Now I must go bake pies in preparation for tomorrow! Happy Thanksgiving everyone 🙂

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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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