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Archive for May, 2009

This is my Windmill bag. I found on Ravelry and is the pattern of a very talented lady.   I loved working on this it was simple yet intriguing I had fun making it and am sure I’ll use the poor thing to death.  But then I could just make another one.  I think I want to weave one, I’ll have to plan that out and see how it would work. 

The next pic is my Pièce de résistance my ruana, if you follow my blog, you’d know that I started this one yes (1) year ago.  It was an on and off love affair with the yarn, sticks and garter stitch.  I must say I love the ruana, for all it’s knitting monotony I love the the finished piece, and hope to use the heck out of it in the years to come.

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My socks

Finished with these and am happy with the stitch definition and the colorway but some how these are really loose.  This is Serenity Sock Yarn the Deborah Norville line and I love the feel, very soft and very warm.  I wore the socks yesterday to work and they will definitely be winter socks.   I started on another pair and am going to work on those along with some other UFO’s to clean up the knitting mess that is going on in my life right now.   Although I hate lists I think it might be time for one on the side bar just to keep track of what needs to get finished.

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I’m Official

After much debate and thought, I got labels made from Heirloom Woven Labels, it feels so official as if the labels justify or add prestige to my handmade textiles.  Funny what a little piece of fabric with your name on it does to your mindset.  It’s weird, but I’m getting use to the idea that when I knit or weave these will be proudly sewn into the items.

I sewed them into my shrugs to see what they looked like, what do you think??

I don’t know what to make of them, I like them, but it’s just a strange feeling to see them on there.

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The hubby has socks!  Yep I finished them, they’re soft , warm and he loves them.  Even the strange gusset doesn’t look so bad after a bath and dry.

I also cast on for MY socks, with all the sock yarn I’ve bought socks are going to be a predominate fixture to the knitting repertoire at least for a few weeks.  It’s nice to have some small projects to work on. 

I also got called in to jury duty, urrrghhh, I so don’t like going downtown to the government building.  It’s not a safe neighborhood and the parking is 10 city blocks away, never mind the place to eat for lunch.  I’m  really not looking forward to June 1, but I called and they said I could bring my knitting with me and if they didn’t the needles were weapons they’d let me take them into the jury pool area.  Hopefully my Chiaogoo bamboo size 2 (2.75mm) dpns are not enough to alarm the officers, although I could poke some annoying lawyer in the eye, hehe…. shhhhh let’s not tell them its just our little secret.

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Knitting socks

I started knitting socks, I thought I would never go to the dark side but I’m finding that I really enjoy the rhythm of the sock.  Lately all I think about are socks,  it’s got to be something in the water. LOL..

This is hubby’s socks, I made a mistake on the gusset but it fits his size 12 and I didn’t want to really rip back.  So I’m calling these the scary gusset socks.

Here’s a better pic so you can see just how scary they really are, but we’ll see this puppy to the end for the most annoying part the Kitchener Stitch, yikes.

I’ve been shopping for some sock yarn because I must learn to knit socks correctly, nothing like new yarn for inspiration!  The Berroco Comfort Sock  which is acrylic and nylon,  came from my local LYS, but they didn’t have anymore, not that I wanted to buy anymore, because since I wasn’t purchasing the expensive stuff they were not really excited to help me out, I wish we had another store closer, I’m never impressed with this place.  So just one ball for a pair of shorties, it has a great feel soft and smooshy, Berroco is another one of my favorite yarns I have yet to be disappointed with them.  The Deborah Norville Serenity Sock Yarn by Premier Yarn was on sale at Joann Fabric’s a real deal at $ 3.25/ea.  I’d heard of the Norville line of yarn but had never seen it in any of the big box stores, so I was really happy when I saw it and got enough for two pairs, of course there was a limit on how much you could buy and the selection was limited, so I got Thyme (green) and Purple Spice all condiment names I thought was really interesting choices.  Looks like they’ll be nice to work with they are bamboo, super-wash merino and nylon. 

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