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Slouch Hat

Just started working on a slouch hat pattern using some nice, bulky, deep magenta yarn…. really, just started. I’ll post again when there’s more to show.

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Magi Cowl

I love this cowl! It’s the first one I’ve designed, and it feels magical, so I’m calling it the “Magi Cowl”.

Block your work people! it’s totally awesome. Before blocking you couldn’t see any of the holes from the lace pattern, and the edges rolled in making it look like a clown collar! Blocking is magic!

Cheers!
Annie

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Blue Monday :: 5

Words cannot describe the sadness and heartache we have had since the last time I posted, exactly one week ago.  Without divulging all of the details, in respect for the family, two very dear souls moved on from their earthly bodies last Monday.  We miss them dearly, but know that we will meet again with them someday out in the cosmos…

And so, on this dreary, damp afternoon I find myself feeling particularly blue… but somehow I am finding comfort in the cool hues of this lovely yarn by SpringtreeRoad.

Much love and light,

Annie

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WIP Wednesday

After much deliberation and soul searching (okay, maybe not soul searching) I have finally succumbed to the urge to jump on the band wagon and start doing “WIP Wednesdays”.  For those of you who don’t know, “WIP” is an acronym for “work in progress”.  So, with no further ado, here are some WIPs for today…

Flower Petal Shawl

(free pattern from Elann.com)

Two fish tails down… only ten more to go!

The Stash Buster Afghan

I started working on this afghan about 4 years ago when we lived in Boulder, Colorado… put it away for a LONG time and just got it out again.

I’m using all of my left over stash yarn (hence the name) on this one.  Mostly it’s all worsted weight, single ply, but there are a few other random things thrown in here and there (some bulky single ply and some worsted multi-ply) .

It has gone in and out of the dresser several times over the last four years.  Previously it has been my “movie watching project” and my “wine drinking project”, due to it’s super simple “k1, p1” pattern but most recently I took it out as something that I can work on while sitting in a mostly dark room waiting for my little one to fall asleep.  I usually only get two or three rows done in a sitting, so this is still a very long term project!

Cheers!

Annie

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Tried New Whirly-Gig Gadget

So I just got back from the local yarn store where I stopped in to use their swift to ball up a few skeins of yarn that were sent to me for custom orders… Oh my goodness!  They got a new toy – an all wooden, electric ball winder.  It was magical!  All you had to do was get the yarn situated in the winder and then flip the switch.   Just like magic!

Not sure if this is the exact model they had, but it looked pretty much like this:

Motorized Ball Winder

On another note, I finished those longies that I’ve been working on.  I’ll post a pic as soon as I can get a good one.  They look great!

I’m also almost finished with a baby blanket that I’ve been designing for a friend who just had her sweet baby last weekend… a little girl named Fiona Rose.  Such a sweet name.  I think I’m going to call it the “Fiona Rose Baby Blanket”.  Will post photos of the blanket too as soon as I get good ones.

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WIP longies update

Just finished the first leg of the WIP (work in progress) custom longies… I really love them.  The yarn has created this kind of striping/spiral pattern that is pretty sweet.

09.24.09 wip custom longies

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arrrgh!!

So, I had a severe case of mommy brain when I was doing the calculations for the size of the longies that I was working on and they ended up being about 3 inches too wide through the booty… ARRRGH!!!

I had to rip out the knitting all the way back down to the ribbed waist.  Bummer!

I went back and recalculated, took out 12 stitches, and have  re-knitted back to the legs and am about half way finished with the first one.

I’ll be sure to post pictures of the longies when I’m finished.

For those of you who are beginner knitters, it may bring you some comfort to know that I have been knitting for 23 years and I am still totally vulnerable to this kind of brain blip while knitting… very humbling.

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