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monday, october 31, 2005

Boo
I'm not in the habit of knitting either quickly, with Fun Fur, or things that are black, but being Halloween, I made myself something I can wear even if I'm not in costume.

Joann's was having a sale on this so called Fancy Fur and I thought the black colorway with various orange "poufs" on it looked fun, so I watched "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" and knit up my mini scarf. Granted it looks like a cross between Shelob and one of the Muppets, but hey, it's for dress up.
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To top it off, I got to spend the Saturday with friends, carving pumpkins and drinking spiced cider.  (Too bad I didn't realize that in this So. Co. weather my pumpking didn't last....so I bought a fake one ; )  I left the red eyes in the photo for effect!
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9:02 pm pst

thursday, october 27, 2005

Bunny love
I've finally finished up the knitting part of the bunny that I'm making for my husband's best friend who just had a baby girl.  I probably should have used the opportunity to knit something cute and girly, since everyone else I know has had boys, but I think this bunny will be cute too.  The pattern is from Kate Gilbert, and I found the Trendsetter Zucca yarn at 50% off.
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It's an odd looking creature and it took me a while to figure out what happens with the arms from the schematic, but here it is when you fold the sides under.  It all makes sense now!  Sewing takes forever....
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8:19 am pdt

monday, october 24, 2005

Charity Knitting
In a marathon knitting session this Sunday I knit a scarf during the "Knit Out" at my LYS (Two Sisters & Ewe).  Everyone in the store knitted a 60" pink scarf that is being donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.  They will be selling the scarves next week at the race for the cure.
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I was able to use the Patons Katrina yarn I had left over from making my Ribbed Shrug from Interweave Knits Summer 2005. It made the drop stitch scarf exactly 60" long!  I don't think I'll be knitting for 4 hours straight again for a while.  Now I know why it takes me forever to complete things....
 
Here is the basket at the store with all the completed scarves:
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11:08 pm pdt

sunday, october 16, 2005

Vivaldi, Peanuts and Stew
One of my husband's favorite childhood memories is of eating peanuts and listening to Vivaldi while his dad made beef stew.  Today was the first day it has rained in San Diego since, oh, about May.  Grey, cloudy, and rainy--the perfect day for a trip back in time.  He's getting the fireplace ready with some dried Eucalyptus wood and the stew is in the oven. 
 
While I listened to Vivaldi, I got a chance to finish up the main part of Flora  from the last issue of Knitty which is a stash-buster (for a change).  I'm using one strand of Noro Lily in Red (24) and Sirdar Country Style DK in a deep red/pink.  On to the flower!
 
Here's Flora at the Miramar Air Show with a Blue Angel in the background.  (The answer to the question "Do you take your knitting everywhere?" is "Yes, yes I do!":
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7:29 pm pdt

tuesday, october 11, 2005

Completed HiP Scarf!
Here is my first outing with my HiP (Harry Potter PoA Scarf) with Alison's cool pattern.  My goal was to complete it in time to wear it to Oktoberfest in La Mesa.  I rarely meet any knitting goals....of course I don't make that many knitting goals either...
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And here's HiP with some Beck's Oktoberfest beer:
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YARN: Jo Sharp DK Wool in Wine & Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Gold
NEEDLES: US 7
NOTES: I wove in the ends as I went for some variety, and it made the task of finishing soooooo much easier.
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And here's what I had for Oktoberfest dinner. Somehow I don't think a plate of all white food is probably very good for me...
4:11 pm pdt

thursday, october 6, 2005

Kitty Bed--finally complete
So, I finally got around to felting Micky's kitty bed.  I don't have a washing machine to it's always kind of a hassle to felt anything.  As it is, it doesn't really sit up on its own so I don't think I blocked it correctly.  I basically have to "encourage" him to get into it because it lays flat.  I guess I will have to re-felt.  I'm still calling it done!
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Yarn: Noro Big Kureyon, Color: 17
2:26 pm pdt

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