Wednesday, January 30, 2008


let's see...

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Butterfly has 2 sleeves and a picked up collar. (tonight at knitting after these pics were taken I knit a couple inches, realized there was an error and ripped it back so it looks just like this again.

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Pagoda has 3 more repeats.

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I started a double knit hat.

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I started and frogged a double knit sample.

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I frogged Tiger Eye.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

It's all about the eyes!

Eyelets that is!
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This week I did the 3 Increase pattern swatches. 2 of them are identical in what they create, but they use different mirrored decreases to get there, so it is fun to see them come together and compare the two - which is the point.

8 of 16 swatches knit!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Handspinning goodies

Awhile back I donated to Spin Out. I did it because it is a good thing to do - as a bonus I won one of the prizes! They got here this weekend!

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Thank you to SpinOff and Soak for sponsoring the event AND for providing prizes!

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First there is BABY ALPACA!!! yummy! 4 oz from Chameleon Colorworks.

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Funky Carolina Falkland - 4 oz - and colorway Eep Ork! I have been coveting her fiber for awhile and this is my first. I want to spin it RIGHT NOW!! (Forgive my laziness of not taking this out of the package - busy busy day!)

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Beth provided this beautiful superwash merino in crap I forgot what the colorway name is and I am again too lazy to go over there!

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As you can see I already started spinning that pink goodness on my new Don't Drop Spindle. This thing is LIGHT! I am so glad I got that Bosworth last week so that I had some idea that I could in fact can see my progress as I got used to it.

This prize is FANTASTIC and what I would like the Lupus Walk prizes to someday be - bigger, better and more FANTASTIC (if you are wondering, I have almost all of them sent out - I spent something like $25 on shipping last week and need to wait until the next pay check to do the rest - hopefully I can get the rest out in the next go!)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Shaken with Three Olives!

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Yarn Pirate Kalamata (you know like the olives...shut up, I know they aren't the ones you put in martinis, that isn't the point, I needed a title! LOOK MORE YARN!)

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Brown, green and this gorgeous purple!

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I think I had a moment with this yarn and browns aren't really my thing, but this green and purple and oh MY WORD!

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Superwash merino...yummy!

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Once again the Booty club delivers! (sign ups open again in Mid-March if you are interested - and NO, I don't plan to give up my spot!)

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Pink Pr0n!

Over on Ravelry I mod a group for Pink Lovers! Think Pink! had a little swap and I got my package today!

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Look at this box of goodies!!!!
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A cute pink pad! LOOK there are knitting needles on that card!!! Fairy Food! And CHOCOLATE - the other fairie food!!!!
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A yummy french milled soap! A stress relief aromatherpy set (oh yeah, I need stress relief big time!) and a beautiful butterfly pin!!
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Peppermint Cane Tea (my fav!!!!) in a pink tin!!!
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The wrappings were beautiful too!!! fabrics and tissue paper and wrapping papers!
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Then, there was the super fun reveal! A cute card! and an egg with a message inside! A beautiful pink REAL EGG!
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Which I smashed!! Thank you so much bittersweetkt!!! You are the best pal ever!
Oh, wait...I didn't show you the YARN!! silly me!!!

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Misty Alpaca chunky!!!!

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I almost bought a skein of this yarn last weekend! This exact color! I am in love!!!

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2 skeins of Nature's Palatte in Coral. Oh wow, this is nice and pretty and I am in love!! And this will make GREAT socks!

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And a little something to remind me of her home - Colorado! Red Rocks Fiber Farm!

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She has fingerless mits in mind for this yarn!

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It is so yummy and the colors are so perfect!

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I don't think that this package could have been better! This is the most perfect thing EVER! I mean I love it! Beautiful. I should mention the cute birthday card I got, which I suddenly can't find to include a pic of! And a thank you to Alyson who helped with color choices. She does know me well!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you to the best pal! You spoiled me rotten and I am so happy! I hope now that you are revealed to me we can become friends cause you ROCK!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


I feel like I haven't done any knitting in the last week...and I think it shows.

Butterfly is almost done with sleeve 2 - we are in the sleeve cap now.

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Pagoda Lace socks have heels - do at least you can see the progress.

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I started a hat for a special teeny tiny baby who needs a warm hat! If I knit anything today it will be to finish it.

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And I started work on a new design project.

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I have a FO post that I might put up tomorrow. Who knows. I have to be honest, I am tired and not feeling all that well these days. Blame work stress, the cold weather, the lupus, whatever, but I am tired. In fact I have been napping every day after work and skipped knitting tonight in favor of a nap :( - no fun.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The decreases

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I knit 2 of the 3 decrease swatches for this week. Next week I plan to have the YO swatches finished. I am kind of skipping around, but not...

5/16 swatches done...I need to weave in ends and block them, but I plan to do that when I get to swatch number 8.

Monday, January 21, 2008

You Spin Me Right Round, Baby!

While the rest of North Carolina was holed up in their warm homes waiting for snow, Cristi and I trekked up to Greensboro with vision of fiber dancing in our heads! Spinners Ridge (which I have previously spoken very fondly of) called and we couldn't resist.

Once there, we met up with Corey, her mom and Gannet. there are no pictures to prove it. Get over it. There was a lot of fiber to be touched.

And then there were drop spindles and I said "Tina, are these (pointing at the Louets and Ashfords) all you have??" Why no, no they weren't. A Bosworth spindle of prettiness and some roving that looks like cotton candy later...

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(excuse the bad pics, I had to go to the office today so I missed the sunlight as I was in before it was up and home after it was down!)

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And then I got a quick spinning lesson and actually spun on a spindle. I seriously got rid of my other one because I couldn't get it - this one...ooooo....

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Roses are always nice!

At least if it is the Ash and Roses colorway of Seacoast Handpaint Panda!

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I gifted a skein of this in another colorway to Cristi for her birthday and really needed to have some of my own after touching it.

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But I was a good girl and I waited...

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Then I saw it was in stock at the Loppy Ewe awhile back and had to have it.

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This is just gorgeous and it is sooooo nice to work with. I have been petting and loving this skein for awhile now and was just to selfish to share!

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A few shades of pink and this beautiful silvery gray are just fantastic together!

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Apparently Eva has been loving it too...excuse the cat hair!