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January 2, 2009


2009 seems so futuristic sounding to me but here we are.

It's 2009 and I'm still working on my Central Park unHoodie. I thought I might be finished with it by now so it's okay. I'm enjoying it and making progress.


Those are the sleeves being worked at the same time so the cabling matches. I know they look different sizes but it's only because the Denise cable is wonky in a spot. I promise they are exactly the same!

I made another teeny sweater ornament.


The original was gifted to a swap partner in Texas and it now graces her Christmas tree! The pattern is from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts and is a super quick breeze to knit with fingering weight yarn.

In spinning news, I joined a fiber of the month club through my absolute favorite dyer Dashing Dachs. Her yarn is so ridiculously hard to get that I decided I'd just make my own with her dyed roving! My first shipment (of three) should arrive this month.

January 5, 2009

Recent purchases

Scooter has requested blue striped socks. How do you turn down a wee one asking for handknit socks?!?!

Here is the yarn:


Of course, I failed to compute that on 4/5 year old sized socks the stripes are going to work out to be a lot wider than on adult sized socks. Oh well. Pictures to come soon of the sock in progress.

Mr Starfish has a co-worker who is a very talented woodworker. I showed him these plans and he said he could make me a swift with $15 worth of supplies. Sign me up I said! A couple of days later, I got this:


Yay! I can't wait to use it!

January 10, 2009

The year of the socks?

So, people who know me know that I have a love/hate relationship with socks. I love to browse sock patterns and buy sock yarn and wear my hand knit socks. I do not like knitting them. This is a problem because without the knitting, you don't have hand knit socks you see. So, I'm starting 2009 with a new sock attitude. I've started Magic Looping to see if that may help me get excited!

Scooter's sock:


You may recall that the Scooter requested "blue stripey socks". I think this yarn would be a lot more attractive in an adult sized sock because the stripes would be thinner but he's very happy with it.

I also signed up for a swap where I knit a pair of socks for a non-knitter. Maybe knitting for someone who has been wishing and hoping for hand knit socks will motivate me. My partner picked the yarn:


Now, these are not typical "me" colors but I"m very interested to see how it knits up. It's Adorn sock yarn dyed in the Clodagh colorway by Three Irish Girls. You know how I love indie dyers!

January 17, 2009

So far, so good

Still feeling the sock love! I wrote in the last post about knitting a pair of socks for a non-knitter. She picked the yarn and I'm knitting her some short Monkey socks. The pattern is great. There are several short pairs on Ravelry and they inspired me!


They aren't wonky in the heel although they look it in this picture. I don't have sock blockers - I normally try them on my feet. Since these aren't for me....that would be weird so a wire hanger it is! Now on to sock two!

As further proof that I am committed to socks:


More Three Irish Girls. This time it's Kells Sport sock yarn. This time the colorway is Cormac. No pattern ideas yet. What do you think?

January 20, 2009

Look at my Wordle!

Someone on Ravelry introduced me to Wordle. You plug in any text or a link to your blog or website and a Wordle is created for you!


The more a word appears in the text you supply, the bigger that word appears in your Wordle. You can play with colors, fonts and make it horizontal or vertical. If anyone makes a Wordle for their blog please leave me a comment with a link. I'd love to see it. All credit goes to www.wordle.net!

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