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Sunday, November 22, 2009

My New Scarf


I finished this scarf this week. I made it for myself! It is my first hand knitted item for me! I am still working on my Nutkin socks, and now we have started at KAL on Ravelry with the Yarn Garden Gang for the Nutkins. I have several projects on the needles and I am really trying to finish most of them in the month of December. With the holidays fast approaching, it may be difficult to finish as many as I would like, but I am not giving up. I have asked for Knit Picks or Yarn Garden gift cards for Christmas, so we will see what I get. I really want a complete set of the Knit Picks Harmony straight needles, and I also want a ball winder and a swift. Those things are expensive. Aw heck, I would like all the needles, straight and circular. I love Knit Picks needles. I like their circulars better than Addi's even. What is it about knitting that is so addictive? I spend the majority of my time trying to find a way to knit. I carry it in my purse, I have it in every room of the house, and I am constantly looking for new patterns, yarns and ideas. Oh well, I guess I will just give in to the addiction!
til next time~

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Socks and Other Stuff too

One of my knitting projects that I am determined to finish is a pair of socks that I am knitting for me. I have never made a pair for myself, and when I saw this pattern, it was love at first sight, so I have been working on the first sock as much as I can. Here is my progress so far:



The pattern is called Nutkin and it is by Beth LaPensee for Knitzi. It is a free pattern on Ravelry. I am doing it in Malabrigo sock yarn and it is so soft and yummy. I just loved the colors and the way the cuff is done. I am hoping to have them finished so that I can wear them at the holidays.

I am learning how to do Dorset Buttons and there is a class tonight at the shop. I am not sure if I am up to going out, but I really would like to take that class.

I am not one who gets sick very often, but I have been sick for about 10 days now with an upper respiratory infection and I am so sick of it. The doctor gave me antibiotics and I think I am starting to feel a little better, but I have not been able to do some of the things I normally do.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Chilly Weather and Other Things

The weather sure turned cold quickly. It is supposed to be fall, but last night it seemed like winter to me. I have several projects in the works, as usual. I think that my problem is that I start a project and then don't finish it because I start another project. I am trying to change that. I am working on 2 specific projects right now. A pair of socks and a scarf. Both are a lovely pattern, and I am determined to finish these two before I start anything new. I have enough already started to keep me busy until early 2010. So, I am seriously working to complete all the projects before I start something else.....