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Fountain Pen Shawl and Hey Teach

Yesterday I had planned to go to knit night, but I ended up having a very stressful day at work and by the time I was about to go home, it was pouring down rain outside. I knew that by the time I made it home, it would be after 5 pm (yes, a normal 20 minute drive takes me an hour when the weather is crappy) and I’d have just barely enough time to eat and go to knitting. Where we meet for knit night is about a 5 minute drive from where I work, but it’s 3 hours from the time I get off work to knit night, so I usually go home, then come back. I knew when I got home I wouldn’t want to go back out, so I decided it’d be better to stay home. I told myself earlier in the week, Wednesday would be my “day of rest” for the Tour de Fleece and it was. Besides, my hip and lower back were acting up from the rain, so it was probably best I skipped it. Tonight I’ll be spending some time at the wheel, though!

Last night I sat with Matt and knit while he played his video game. I did a few rows on the Fountain Pen shawl. I started it in… ohhhh… APRIL and haven’t worked on since. Figured I should get to knitting it, so I pulled it out, knit a row and realized I was short 2 stitches. I’m the kind of person that doesn’t do lifelines in lace. If I find a mistake or problem, I tink back to fix it, drop down the row/rows that need to be fixed and correct it, or bravely take the whole thing off the needles and frog back to whatever point I need to. It took me a bit, but I found that I hadn’t done two yarn over’s about 5 rows down. I’m not too far along, so if I couldn’t fix it I planned on frogging the whole thing and starting over. I took it off the needles, ripped back 5 rows and managed to properly pick up all the live stitches and fix it. I wanted to finish up Hey Teach before getting too involved in another project, so I knit one row before putting it aside. I now have less done then before I picked it up, but that’s okay! The mistake is fixed and I’m happy about that.

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Fountain Pen shawl progress. (Pattern is from the Spring 2009 issue of Interweave Knits.)

I’m happy to report that Hey Teach is pretty close to done! I finished up the right front last night and started the first sleeve. I plan on finishing up the sleeves tonight and hopefully get it blocking.

Hey Teach Fronts and Back (Take 2)
Neatly folded pile of pieces.

Hey Teach Fronts and Back (Take 2)
Hey Teach pieces.

I didn’t work on the Nanners last night. It tried to for a short while, but I just couldn’t get into it for some reason. I think it was because I’m so close to getting Hey Teach done that I just wanted to work on that! I’m hoping to be showing you all and FO soon 🙂

Happy Friday Eve everyone!

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Alpine Fuschia

I can hardly believe how quickly this month has gone by! Or this YEAR for that matter!

Earlier this month, I completed a beautiful pair of socks for Julia. I absolutely love the way they came out! Matt took some fantastic pictures for me and I’m finally getting around to showing them to you (been a long, tiring month, sorry I didn’t get these here sooner).

The pattern is Alpine Fuchia by Julia Riede and it is now available for purchase as a Ravelry download here.

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Pattern: Alpine Fuchia by Julia Riede (Ravelry link, web page link here.)
Started: November 9, 2008
Completed: December 7, 2008
Yarn: Lana Grossa Meilenweit 50 Seta/Cashmere
Needles: US 1 bamboo DPNs
Notes: The pattern is very well written and the socks are gorgeous! It’s been a pleasure to knit these and to work with Julia. I’m looking forward to the next project!

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Test Knitting Socks

I’ve been working on a test knit pattern for Julia Riede – a pair of socks that are coming out quite lovely! I’ve been meaning to blog about them, but I’ve been busy knitting and each time I wanted to talk about them, I didn’t have an up-to-date photo to share. I’m nearing the finish of the first sock and I’ve received a lot of compliments from people – knitters and non-knitters alike! I haven’t had Matt take photos of the sock in progress yet, so these are the best I could do with my little HP that likes to hate me (seriously, I need a new point and shoot camera) and the lack of natural light since it’s been overcast lately and I get home after it’s pitch black out. Ahem… anyhow… photos!

Front:
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Back:
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I am really loving these socks! The yarn is fantastic to work with (silk, cashmere, wool blend) and I really like the lace pattern. The calf shaping is really nice and I’m loving watching the pattern develop. I’ve only done a little knitting where I didn’t know what the finished item would look like, so it’s really interesting to see the sock taking shape. So far it’s been great working with Julia and the socks are turning out to be gorgeous. I’m anxious to get them finished so Matt can take some nice photos!

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Knitting right along.

I like that my cell phone has a camera in it (I have a SideKick LX). Sometimes it takes some decent pictures, but it IS a cell phone and the pictures aren’t fantastic. I like the convenience because I can email the pictures to myself to upload rather than using my regular little HP camera that doesn’t always work right and having to get the pictures off the card. Honestly the little HP I have is a real pain because the little plastic bit that holds the battery in is broken, so every time I want to get the camera card out, the battery pops right out along with it. I like pictures with my blog post and I’ve been using more pictures from my cell phone lately because my HP camera has been acting up more and more – it won’t take pictures, won’t save pictures, does this thing where it records voice with the picture and you can’t shut it off you have to pull out the battery. It’s apparent that it needs to be replaced. If/when I get a new one, I’d like it to be similar to my cell phone in ease of getting the pictures off, but better quality so I can easily make blog posts any time I want!

This week has been tough. Had to see the neurologist and it went okay. Finally feel solid about everything that will be happening and then I get my end of year review and things were thrown up in the air about all of it. After my initial OMGWTF moment (day?), I pulled it together and have a plan now. I will admit, I couldn’t have gotten over it and into action mode without Matt. This month has been a roller coaster of things going on and the review gave me a blow I wasn’t fully expecting and put a lot of things into perspective for me. I don’t want to go into too much detail about it, but my actual review was good, just other things going on that I can’t control that have nothing to do with my performance. Matt has been fantastic and held me up when I just wanted to sulk rather than get it taken care of. We’ve had some great talks and I know we’ll work it out, no matter what happens. The best feeling is knowing that he’s there for me no matter what. I don’t even know how to put into words how that makes me feel! Just… totally loved :o)

Anyhow… I wanted to show you my knitting today.

It’s been all Gable all the time around here lately. I’ve worked on it pretty much non-stop since I started it nearly two weeks ago now. The yoke is getting on my nerves at the moment, plus it’s pretty heavy to carry around with me, so it’s currently the knit-while-sitting-on-the-couch project. Hopefully I’ll finish it up this weekend. Here’s a picture of it just before I joined the body and sleeves.

Body and Sleeves

I started the Twisted Flower socks just before I started the Gable sweater. When I ran out of yarn to continue it, I worked on this sock and I’m now on the second chart repeat. I really love how it’s coming out.

Twisted Flower

Juno Regina is moving along slowly. I only really knit on it when I’m out somewhere because it’s become my designated purse project. It’s nice because I’m at the part where I don’t have to follow the chart anymore so I can pick it up at any time and just knit a row or two. It’s come in handy when Matt and I have been out somewhere and there’s some down time where I can pick it up and keep my hands busy.

Juno Regina Grows

Yesterday I cast on a cowl (finally). I’ve been wanting to start this all month and finally did. This pretty skein of Malabrigo Silky had been sitting on my desk waiting for me to wind it and make a cowl, so over the weekend I had Matt assist me in winding it up (he’s my official Yarn Winder) and I picked out a pattern – Crofter’s Cowl. I’d had my eye on it since I saw it sometime in September and wanted to knit it even more after seeing Zarzuela’s. I was thinking about not grafting it and just continue the pattern rather than knitting two halves, but I decided to go all out and knit the two sides and graft it. I think it will be a bit more stretch this way as I have problems binding off a bit too tightly! I considered doing it the other way first because I thought I might not have enough yarn. After looking on Ravelry, though, I should have enough to be able to graft it. Here’s my progress so far.

Crofter's Cowl

November 1st we leave for a week vacation to Charelston, South Carolina and I can’t wait! I’m planning on some things to do and places to see (or eat at) while we are there. I’m also thinking about what knitting I want to pack ;o)

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On Birthdays and Yarn Things

Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday to me
Happy birthday to meeeeeeee
Happy birthday to me

Yesterday was my birthday! I’m now 27 years old, but in most ways I don’t feel like it. I got lots of birthday wishes yesterday from friends and even people I didn’t know! I had to work yesterday, but Matt came and took me to lunch. We went to the new Chipotle across the street from where I work which is actually opening today, but they had a free food day yesterday in preparation for their grand opening today. They passed out flyers to get in and I didn’t get one. We went over anyway and Matt had brought a crown and a sash that said “Birthday Girl” for me to wear. The lady that was collecting the flyers said she couldn’t turn me away on my birthday and let us in even though we didn’t have a flyer. As I went through the line, all the workers were saying “Happy Birthday!” to me as were a bunch of customers that were there! It was pretty awesome even though I was a little shy about it.

When I got home, we watched some TV, then we made dinner – baked potatoes with chili, cheese and sour cream and veggies. It was delicious! After that we watched the VP debate, which was quite interesting. Matt definitely made my birthday feel extra special and the celebrating isn’t over yet! This Saturday we’re having lunch with some people from the knitting group and in the evening we’re planning on going to Dave & Buster’s to play some arcade games. Then on Sunday we’re going out to dinner with my family. Not sure where yet, but I’ll pick something good. I’ll be sure to be wearing my crown and sash for all the festivities!

As for knitting, I recently finished the Pomatomus socks I was knitting, so here’s the run down:

Pomatomus Socks Finished

Pattern: Pomatomus by Cookie A.
Started: August 27, 2008
Completed: September 28, 2008
Yarn: Cascade Heritage Paints
Needles: US 1 bamboo DPNs (4 instead of 5 because I broke one while knitting the first sock!)
Notes: I would have had these done faster, but when it came time to knit the second sock, it became my “TV project” (the thing I knit while in front of the TV only) so it took a little bit longer than usual. Great pattern and I’m sure I’ll knit it again!

In other knitting… I started a cowl and ripped it out before I even got a picture of it. I was using Cascade Heritage red sock yarn I have, but the fabric it was making was just a bit too loose for me, so I ripped it out. Now I’m going to make socks with the yarn instead. After seeing the Twisted Flower Socks by Cookie A. on Ravelry in red, I just had to make them, so I’ll be starting those soon! Here’s the yarn I’m using:

Cascade Heathers Sock Yarn

I’m still knitting away on Juno Regina. I’m at the part where it’s just knitting the columns of the middle portion for a long stretch, so I doubt that will be very interesting to blog about anytime soon. I do love knitting with the Malabrigo lace, though. It’s so very soft and buttery. Speaking of Malabrigo lace, I ordered the yarn to make the crocheted Small Bob (if you’re on Ravelry, you may have see this). Since it doesn’t take up a lot of yarn and I’ll have a lot left over, I decided to make up Small Bob crochet kits. The last of the yarn I was waiting on arrived today. Here’s all of it:

Malabrigo Lace

Since I needed to meet an order limit for the natural colored Malabrigo lace yarn, I indulged and bought a skein of Silky Malabrigo for me for a cowl. I love it!

Malabrigo Silky

I’m still working up these little cute crocheted things. Here’s the latest one – Grim Reaper:

Grim Reaper - Front

He still needs eyes, mouth and a scythe. (I’ll get to it this weekend!) The next one I will be making is the Spartan from the same book as the Grim Reaper (Creepy Cute Crochet).

Recently, I saw the cutest Hello Kitty crochet book. I almost didn’t try to acquire it because it’s in Japanese, but it does have charts and I think I’m finally figuring out the crochet chart thing, so I went for it. I mean COME ON, it’s a Hello Kitty book! How could I not have it? So, I messaged this Etsy seller to see if she could obtain a copy of the book for me. She lives in Japan and agreed to get me a copy. I’ve been impatiently waiting for it to arrive in the mail and when I got home yesterday, there it was waiting for me!

Hello Kitty Amigurumi Book

I can’t wait to make something out of it!

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Plants, A Wool Gathering, and Projects

Last week I wasn't in my office at all. We had a storm come through (remnants of Ike) on Sunday and somewhere in the ballpark of 600,000 people were without power. We lost power at the apartment around 2 pm on Sunday and didn't get it back until Tuesday around 7 pm. There are still about 8,000 people without power in the area, so I'm thankful that we at least have power back, but we don't yet have our own internet back. We lost a whole fridge worth of food because the power was out for so long, but on the upside of that we cleaned the whole thing out and only have food we will actually eat in there now! See? Not all bad ;o)

Anyhow, I wasn't in my actual office for a week because there was no power until late Wednesday, so we were working from the main building downtown on Tuesday and Wednesday since I'm fortunate enough to work for a department that can't be down for long. I was out on Thursday and Friday because I had to have a little procedure done on Thursday (I'm fine – it wasn't that bad and everything went well). I was worried about Toby, Angela and Dwight (my plants) and when I came in yesterday Toby and Dwight looked okay, but Angela was a bit droopy. She's apparently pretty high maintenance! Didn't take long for her to perk back up, though. A lady I work with was kind enough to water my plants when I was out. She found Angela very droopy and was worried she might die, so she watered her for me and she kept checking on her to make sure she was coming back to life. I'm grateful she was kind enough to take care of them while I was out! I think I do need to repot all of them, though. They're growing rather quickly!

Not that long ago I posted about a raffle Robin was having for supporting her friend who's doing the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Well… I won a skein of Wollmiese from her! I had actually forgotten about the contest and was just happy I was able to support a great cause. Then Robin contacted me and let me know I won! She even delivered it in person at knit night! It was, of course, passed around so everyone could see, but I made sure to keep my eyes on some of the folks that admitted they wanted to steal it ;o)

Wollmiese

There was some talk on Plurk and Ravelry recently about Sundara's yarn clubs. I have been wanting to get a hold of some Sundara yarn for a long time, but kept missing out on shop updates and folks on Ravelry who had skeins of Sundara sock yarn listed as for sale or trade only wanted to trade for another colorway. I was seriously considering joining one of the sock yarn clubs, but wanted to be able to see the yarn in person before committing to it. About two weeks ago now, I posted in the Sundara Yarn Love group on Ravelry and someone was willing to sell me a skein (actually, I sold a skein of yarn in my stash and used that money to get this, so it was more like a trade). I was open to any colors at all figuring I could trade/sell the skein if I didn't like the colors in person. On September 10th a skein of Sundara sock yarn in Pine Over Gold arrived in my mailbox:

Sundara yarn

The colors really are that vibrant in person. It's shiny and beautiful, but the twist and thickness of the yarn reminded me a lot of Louet Gems except more shiny. I'm always undecided about green for me. It's really pretty yarn, but just wasn't for me, so I sold it on Ravelry and then used that money to buy a skein of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight in Farmhouse (another "trade"!), which arrived this past Saturday:

STR Lightweight Farmhouse

I have never been disappointed with STR and I love these colors. I've wanted a skein of Farmhouse for a while now, but I never want to spend the money to order from Blue Moon Fiber Arts. Ravelry gave me the opportunity to get a yarn I want yet again! I really do love Ravelry – can you tell?

Last Thursday, after my doctor's appointment, we stopped by Joseph-Beth Booksellers because I wanted to see if they had any new knitting magazines. They did have some new ones and had the one I was looking for:

New Debbie Bliss Magazine

The new Debby Bliss magazine! I like a lot of the patterns in it and can't decide what I want to make first. It's definitely worth checking out this magazine – it's packed with great patterns and interesting articles.

Saturday Matt and I went to A Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, OH. We got there a little late in the day because we took our time getting ready and getting there. It was nice to be rushing around to get ready and get there since we weren't on any real schedule. I think we got there around 1 pm. First we went through the tents to get an overview of what was there. There were two booths that had angora bunnies for sale and I kept asking if I could take one home with me. While I really want one, I know that it'd be best to wait until we're living in a house to have one (or more). They were so adorable and soft! There was even a little baby that was so tiny and about 6 months old.

I was quite restrained with my purchases. Honestly, I didn't feel much like buying yarn. Creatively Dyed Yarns had some absolutely beautiful yarns and rovings. I had a hard time picking one out to take home with me! Matt helped me pick one and I brought this home:

Creatively Dyed Sock Yarn

One thing that I really wanted to get while I there was a shawl pin. Knitting Notions was there again this year and I bought this beautiful bloodwood shawl pin:

Shawl Pin

I love it! It goes great with my Clapotis, as you can see, and I think it will be great with Juno Regina, too.

There was TONS of fiber. I was really tempted to buy some, but I refrained since I only have a drop spindle right now that's really hard for me to use (hurts on my shoulders a bit). I spent a lot of time talking about spinning wheels with Matt (there were a lot there) and he kept telling me that we could totally build one for much cheaper than what they're sold for. At first I was pretty skeptical, but the more we looked at them, the more I was convinced we could make one and I started getting excited about the idea of finally having a wheel! When we got home, we looked up some information on building a wheel and I think I have some good thoughts, ideas, and references to go off of. I'm waiting on a book from the library before moving forward with it. I'm really excited about it, though, and plan on documenting it here, hopefully helping others to build a wheel themselves! Stay tuned!

I've been moving right along with my Pomatomus sock and have been working on it while watching tv. I've turned the heel and I'm now working on the gusset. Here's my progress so far:

Pomatomus Sock #2 Update

Juno Regina is coming right along, too. I've had some issues with the pattern, but it ended up being my own fault for having an extra stitch or not really getting what the pattern wants me to do. That happens to me sometimes, nothing to do with the actual pattern – it's pretty clear, but my mind is not sometimes! I think I capture the colors pretty good here:

Juno Progress

I have found that amigurumi is a LOT of fun to make! I'm working on the Grim Reaper from the book Creepy Cute Crochet:

Grim Reaper

The picture shows the start of the body, but I've actually completed the little guy! Well, I completed the crochet part and sewing him all together, but he still needs eyes, a mouth and a scythe. Today Matt called me to tell me an idea he had about a little girl design he thought I should create. I have some ideas about how to make it, but I'll have to think on it a bit more. I thought it was so fantastic that he called me with an idea like that! It made me smile :o)

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Catching up

I haven't had much to say lately. Partly because I've been pretty stressed out about some medical stuff and partly because I've been pretty busy.

Lets see…

I moved to a new cube at work and I decided to bring some plants in for it. Matt thought it would be nice to name them, so he did! Meet Angela, Dwight, and Toby (any fans of The Office out there?):

Named Plants

As for knitting, I've been working away on the Pomatomus socks completing one and nearly to the heel on the second one. Here's a picture of the first sock, all done:

Pomatomus sock #1

Recently, though, I got distracted and started Juno Regina. The yarn had been calling me the whole time I was working on the Pomatomus socks, but I kept telling myself I couldn't start it until the socks were done. These socks are a gift, though, and I was in a situation that said recipient would be seeing them and even though I could have probably passed it off that they were for me, they could have been suspicious since I've done that before. I didn't take any chances and left the socks safely tucked away and started Juno Regina instead. I'm using Malabrigo Lace in Violetas. I really like how it's coming out so far!

Juno Regina Start

Juno Regina has become my new on the go project even though I need to look at the chart occasionally. Soon I'll probably switch it out for the Pomatomus socks again so I can have them done before Christmas arrives (one of the few Christmas gifts I'm knitting!).

After putting down the Pomatomus socks to work on Juno Regina, I got distracted by something totally different – crochet! Specifically, I was competely distracted by amigurumi. I had tried and failed to figure out the crochet skills needed to learn how to make these cute things previously, but this time I was very determined to learn. I had actually bought a book to learn how to make these cute crochet critters, but just couldn't get it. I finally found some helpful video tutorials online that brought it all together for me and I made a cupcake!

Caught with a cupcake

After I made that, I couldn't decide what to make next. Matt and I went to Michael's this past Monday when we were both off work and home without power. I needed some stuffing for the cupcake and while I was there I picked up another amigurumi book – Amigurumi World: Seriously Cute Crochet by Ana Paula Rimoli.

Amigurumi World

He asked me to make him the set of cacti in there, so I got the yarn needed and started on it as soon as I got home. I finished it up yesterday and brought it to him at work. I forgot to get a good picture before I brought it to him, so here's my cell phone picture of it on his desk:

Mr. Cactus

We're getting ready to head out to A Wool Gathering in Yellow Springs, OH, so I'll wrap this up by showing you the first thing I made after we got power back on Wednesday – grilled fried egg and pepper jack cheese sandwich:

Sammich

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Busy Knitting

Since I can’t show the shawl just yet, I’ll talk about my other WIPs.

Recently, I was totally taken by doilies.  I searched some free patterns, found one I liked, purchased some crochet thread and got started.

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I checked out some options for the Table Cloth Project and decided that Aunt Lydia’s would be both economical and a good choice for it because it comes in these huge things with 2700 some yards which means less ends to weave in.  I chose some to "test knit" with.  I chose the project above and so far I really like how it’s turning out.  Here’s something, though… it’s knit on US 1’s.  Eeps!  I know, I know… a whole table cloth on 1’s?  Crazy you say?  Yes, you could say that.  Here’s the thing, though.  I know it will be loved well and it is going to someone who can totally appreciate such a unique handmade item.  My work will not be in vain.  Besides, this will prepare me for taking on the Wedding Ring Shawl.  If I can do this, I can totally do that.

I’m also working on socks.  They feel like they’re moving along quickly, but I know that it’s because the last pair of socks I knit were rather tall.  Here’s my progress so far:

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I’ve been working on Starlight as well.  I didn’t take photos, but I’ve done about 5 inches above the ribbing section now.  It’s moving right along!

Aside from the knitting, we’re getting ready for Nick’s son to be back and for a brief visit from his parents.  They’ll be here on Thursday.  Wish me luck!!  Knitting will be keeping me sane, so expect to see some progress!

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Doilies

I was on Ravelry (big surprise, right?) and I came across a doilies group. I was reading the threads and completed projects and now I simply MUST knit some doilies! I know that I will probably not use them because they really aren’t my thing, but I love them! I want some of my own – beautiful pieces of small lace. Nick was sitting close to me, looking when I expressed how much I must knit this NOW and I showed him a beautiful table cloth. He asked how long it would take to make. Guessing, I said probably a year, maybe 6 months if I worked on it non-stop. He requested that I knit it for his mother for her birthday next year and I agreed I would. I already know that I can get some of the "good stuff" for making doilies at Hobby Lobby – they have a pretty big selection there.

Since I need the pattern, I need the book it comes in, which is Second Book of Modern Lace Knitting by Marianne Kinzel. He said that I can go ahead and order it next week (when funds aren’t quite so tight) and since it’s from Amazon and free shipping is a good deal, I’m also going to get First Book of Modern Lace Knitting also by Marianne Kinzel. I need a little more to get the free shipping still, but I have plenty of books on my list, but I haven’t decided which one yet.

I do have some Aunt Lydia’s crochet thread in my stash that I’m going to swatch with and see how it comes out to see what size needles work with it. I want to work on a small one until the books arrive and I can start contemplating color and material for the table cloth.

In other, non-knitting news, I got some chairs for the kitchen table. We got the table free at a garage sale, but no chairs, so today I went hunting and managed to get some for a total of $160 ($40 each and I got 4). Not too bad. Less than I expected to spend. We needed them since Nick’s parents are coming next week to bring Nathaniel home. We need to be able to sit at the table now that he will be here and while his parents are visiting.

Anyhow, I should really go to bed. I’m going to be car looking with my friend from work tomorrow. She needs a new car – she was in an accident a little over a week ago. No worries, she’s fine, but her car was totaled. Nighty night!

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Clue One is DONE

I’ll start with the exciting news: I’ve completed Clue 1 of Mystery Stole 3!  YAY!!  I completed it last night and I’m now a few rows in to Clue 2.  Of course this means that photos of what it’s looking like so far should be shown, so here they are:

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Tonight I’m going over to Crafty Mands house for dinner and I will be bring it with me and we will have our own little knit-along going.

Yesterday, along with making it past Clue 1 of MS3, I went to Jo Ann’s to use my 50% off coupon.  I managed to get some US 3 DPN’s (mine went missing – completely GONE) for $4 with use of the coupon.  They had Simplicity patterns on sale for $1.99, so I got one that I had my eye on.  It’s a simple shirt pattern.  Now I just need some fabric.  I haven’t decided what I want to use yet, but I do know that I want to make at least one white shirt with the pattern.

The DPN’s are for another Shedir hat that I’m working on.  I could be DONE already, but without DPN’s that won’t happen.  Now I have no excuse but to finish it up.  Here’s what it currently looks like:

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Don’t worry, it’s not really that bright in real life.  I’m still going to have yarn left over and I’m not sure what I’ll do with it.  Maybe a lace scarf?  I’m sure I’ll have enough for something.  We’ll see once I’m done.  One thing that is certain is that I’ll be glad to be able to get one thing off my WIP list!  It still needs a recipient, though.  I’m not really a hat person and I doubt I’ll ever wear it.

This weekend should be fun.  Tomorrow some gals from my knitting group and I are going to do a yarn shop hop.  I’m looking forward to seeing some shops that I haven’t been to before.  After, I’m going to The Beach Waterpark with my mom and youngest sister to their Saturday night Dive-In Movie.  They’re playing "Flushed Away" which none of us have seen before.  Should be fun and it’s only $10 admission after 4 pm instead of their regular $35 admission.  Sunday I don’t have any plans and Nick is working, as per the usual.  I’ll probably do laundry and work on MS3.

Well, that’s all for now.  Have a good weekend!