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Started this rippled blanket a couple days ago. My mom saw and she instantly wanted it. So this is going to her. I’m using leftover Red Heart acrylic yarn. I normally don’t use acrylic, but I don’t mind when it is for a blanket. This thig is massive. I chained something like 156.

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I’m setting up a new etsy shop where I’m going to sell dish cloths. I started crocheting these and they are very addictive. It takes me about half an hour to finish a large one. It is so relaxing! I love the bright colors of cotton that they are selling now. Summer colors!

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I bought this journal a couple of days ago. I dedicated it to knitting and I am addicted to it!. I carry it around with me and jot notes, ideas, designs, and info about projects in it.

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This comes especially in handy when I am laying in bed and knitting ideas creep into my head. I can jot them down and I’m able to fall asleep. I have been falling asleep faster and I actually remember my ideas from last night!

I am also putting pics and information of projects in here. It’s like Ravelry in a notebook. I’m doing this so when I become older (hopefully a knitting prodigy by then LOL) I’ll have this notebook because I don’t know if Ravelry will still be here in 40 years. Probably there will be something better and more high tech than the computer. So  I want something like Ravelry that I know will last forever!

These are really fun. I think that all knitters should get one. It really does change the way you knit. Just get a cheap (but cute) journal at Target, and fill it up wit everything knitting!

knitting-022 I bought “Super Stitches Knitting” by Karen Hemingway yesterday. It is a great reference book with beautiful pictures. Each stitch is knitted out of bright color yarn and the stitches are organized beautifully. I already have post it stickies all over it.

Bright coors make me soo HAPPY!!!!

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April 9, 2009 at 4:48 pm 1 comment

Spring?! Really?!

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I think that it is against the law to call a day like this “Spring”. It’s April 7, about to be Easter,  the season opener, and…it is snowing. It seems like in Cleveland one day it is 50 degrees and the next it is a blizzard. Oh wait that is true. I’m not complaining, I like the snow every once in awhile, but it could have waited until tomorrow.

I was soo excited about today because it’s the CLeveland INdians season opener. I’ve been waiting forever to sit down, watch some baseball and knit. Everything was going hunky dorey until 10 minutes before the game came on the lights went out!

AAAHHH! Mother Nature was blowing full force with high winds and blizzard like conditions. I would have been grateful for this any other day. Black outs give me a chance to knit in peace and not have any distractions, but today it was an unwelcome surprised.

So what did I do while the lights were out? What any on else would do…

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knit and…

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text!!! I  kept Twitter updated with my situation. Poor twitterers who had to read my worried tweets.

I was going to listen to the basebal game old school (on the radio) but my radio didn’t have batteries. Luckily, the lights came on an hour later and I didn’t freee to death. It probably would have been better if the lights never came on because the Indians loss (sniffle sniffle)

Anyways, after that escapade my day was great. Got a lot of knitting done, watched my first baseball game of the season, and had a delicious breakfast dinner. I’ m so happy.

April 6, 2009 at 8:12 pm 1 comment

Puppy in the Pond

Just a quick post before I post  today’s events. I just have to quickly share this hilarious story of what happened on Saturday.

So Saturday was my Nana’s birthday. We all went to my Aunt’s house to have dinner and cake. My Aunt lives out in the country. She has barn, chickens, and a pond, just like a house in the country should.

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Anywho, that is the setting of the story. This is where it gets interesting. We decided to bring Sophie the cityn dog with us. My aunt has a Labrador (Hunter) and a cat (Miss Kitty).  We were so curious to see what Sophie would do with another dog (she has never really seen another dog before)

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So we bring her over and she is totally a normal puppy. she tries to play with Hunter, but he is either afraid of her or getting to old ot play. We tried to keep Miss Kitty away.

W bring Sophie outside so she can run around and go the bathroom. I didn’t see any need to put a leash on her since she is always by myside.  My uncle and cousin were fishing and sophie was having fun watching them and tryingto eat their hot dog bait.

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After that we take her torwards the barn so she can visit the chickens. The out of no where a huge goose comes flying down. Sophie takes off after it towards the barn. You might be able to figure out what happened next by the title. I was sure she was going to stop (she hates the bath), but SHE JUMPED RIGHT IN!!!! My 3 lb puppy is in the pond with  a big old goose! My mom and I started to scream.  Sophie went under for like 1 second but it flet like eternity. She popped back up and swam back to us. I didn’t know she could swim.

She was dripping wet and it was only 45 degrees outside. My uncle and cousin were laughing hysterically. Did I mention that she was wearing her hand knit sweater?!

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It had to be one of the funniest things EVER! I swear she thinks she is a great dane.  I could not believe she jumped into the pond. That is Sophie’s personality though.  I’m not sure she’ll be allowed to run around their yard without a leash next time.

April 6, 2009 at 5:49 pm Leave a comment

Spring Shawl Startitis

Out of no where in the past couple of days, I decided that I wanted to make shawls. Not one, but 3. I have never made a shawl before and had no desire to., but then when I was browsing on Ravelry, all of these cute shawls started to pop up.  People were not wearing them like I imagine shawls being worn. They had them wrapped around their necks like handkerchiefs or bandannas. This sparked a knitting flame within me. I need a shawl! I new instantly which shawl I wanted to make first. It’s called the Texture Shawl ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/textured-shawl-recipe ).

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Needles : size 7

Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of Andes in Daffodil

I must day though, I had the worst trouble getting this thing started. I must have ripped it ourt 20 times. At first I couldn’t get it increased to the right number. Then, I could not figure out the textured stitch. I knew how to do it, but when tou yarn over on the last knit the center stich start to slant. I could not figure it out, so I just switched it to seed stitch. I think it gives the same effect, but I loathe seed stitch. It’s the biggest pain in the butt! (especially when you have 200 some stitches) k1p1k1p1. YUCK!

But I love the way this is coming out and I think it will be perfect for Spring on those rainy days.

The other shawl I decided to start i sjust a simple shawl that has not pattern. I had some left over malabrigo sock yarn that I loved. I wanted malabrigo sock yarn around my neck!

blueshwlI’m not sure if I will have enough yarn to make a shawl that will wrap around my neck, if I don’t I will either rip it out or SOphie will have a super luxurious bandana.

The other shawl that I have not started yet but will probably have it cast on by the end of the day is the Springtime Bandit ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/springtime-bandit ) . I LOVE how this shawl looks. I hope that I will have enough yarn leftover to make the matching Springtime in Philadelphia Beret ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/springtime-in-philadelphia-canopy ).

Other shawls I love are:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quadrato

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/aeolian-shawl

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lumi

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/silk-kerchief

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/zetor-scarf

I have a lot of knitting to do! Better get started!

April 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm 1 comment


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