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Oct. 29th, 2010

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So I got some of my knitting stuff finally after the move, needless to say I did not get much knitting done while I was home with all the packing.  I had one project with me when I made it to alberta but I didn't want to work on it much.  I got somemore things in the mail, more yarn and more projects but not my patterns.  so I worked my slippers that don't have a pattern.  well a patternt hat nan taught me that is memorized not a written pattern, I finished up them last night and just have one left to sew up.  Todd said it would be nice to give them to the lady of the house that is helping us out here.  I made them for Todd.  How come he doesn't want anything I make? oh well he will ask, I won't offer. 

After last night with the knitting, maybe it was the first time I had just sit down to knit in a long time, my body hurt!  Like I ran a marathon, I lost a fight hurt!  But it was nice just having the yarn to play with.  This weekend is going to be crazy with lots of things going on, so I might not be able to work on anything else yet but I can't wait to give it a go.

Sep. 4th, 2010


It's been a while.  I just blocked my first bit of lace.  It's supposed to be a scarf for me, but it's just a gage swatch to see how it will look when it's fully done.  i wasn't sure if I would keep it as is or to go down and needle size.  Right now with the way it looks I may keep it, but I'm going to go and get a size 6 circular needle to use as a straight just because they are lighter and doesn't pull as much. 

I can't wait to see how it looks when it's dried, and I should have a camera tomorrow to start taking pictures of everything.  Hopefully.

i found a knitting group wensday nights.  This past wensday I was sitting next to a guy knitting a lace scarf and talkign about making a sweater for his boyfriend. Then we started talking about knitting lace in general and he really helped me when i screwed up.  I had a ball.  I wish I found this group sooner.  Guess I need to start looking for one in fort mac. 

I have 9 squares done on my blanket.  This next one tho is kicking my ass.  It's charted, and the first time I have tried to do a patter from a chart only.  Wow I'm learning alot lately. 

Okay right now, I have 2 scarves started, a shawl and the blanket going on.  No time to not knit.  Time to get back at it!

Aug. 20th, 2010


It's happened, I'm too tired to knit.

Note to self, finish purl row on Shawl before touching any other project.

Aug. 8th, 2010


Okay So I've been using my weekends to go and get as much done as I can of my projects. I just realized I have a lot to do for christmas and might not get it all done. So I'm knittign away on my blanket square I want to get this one done and then spend a couple days working on the scarf before I cast on the next square. So I"m knitting along, and loose count, stupid of me, so I pull back a little bit and then I notice that my yarn feels a little weird. I Look at it, and one of the plies has broken and it's all buntched and pulled for several inches of the yarn. Well Fuck! I'm right int he middle of a row! I either pull back to the end and then cut the yarn and start or I cut in the middle where I am, and keep going. Since I already had to rip back I didn't want to do it again so i cut and keep going, it's two rows later and I have a hole in my square. Fuck. I think I might be able to fix it when I weave in the ends, but that's just more work for time that I do not have. I have three repeats of this square left. I needt o get cracking at it again, I got another hour before I go to bed.

Aug. 7th, 2010


So I found a shop that has bene open since April and I just found it now.  I am so excited.  I went down today and got a Hank of Cotton that they rolled into a ball for me.  I'm going to add it to the blanket, a nice yellow.  I think it will look nice with the brown and green.  The shop owner also said she'll help me with some of the techniques that I"m have trouble with.  One is knitting int he round and the bar increase.  I have to use both in the toys I want to make.  Picture is found <a href="http://www.kyarns.com/fullsize/2176/214">Hamsterbeans!</a>  I'm goign to take her up on it, might go next weekend.

In the mean time, I'm determined to get the shawl done, but I need time to sit and do it.  So I'm going to do two repeats ever saturday and sunday, Mine you ever time I do a repeat the shawl gets longer.  And I'm getting the scarf that I'm working on for a christmas present to the point where it's not a pattern and just mindless garter stitch that I can do on the bus.  Other than that, I have two balls of yummy yarn to work.

Jul. 26th, 2010

July Goals

July Goals:
Try to catch up as much as possible on the blanket, that's 4 squares total, i have one done.
Get over 100 stitches on the shawl, I'm at 83.  Two more repeats maybe 3 and I'll be there.

Rememver these goals?  Well they fell flat.  I lost a lot of time trying to pack and clean and trying to sort our a schedule that works for me to get home and sort out supper and stuff.  i did manage to get the 100 stitches on my shawl, well 99.  But I might get another repeat done before the month is over.  I got 2 of the squares done and I got anotehr one started.  I also started a scarf for shristmas.  The reason being is after I get so far it's just mindless knitting which I wanted for aa while.  Not too far into it yet.  Mom things that I have too much started.  I wonder what she'll say about the people on Ravelry who has like 10 plus works in progress.  I would have more if I had more needles.  But I'll slowly work on what I have.

Jul. 18th, 2010

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It's finally happened.  I don't have time to knit.

Jul. 11th, 2010

Will this work?

It's warm here, I want to knit.  so I have an idea.  The squares I'm making for my blanket is made of cotton, it's not that affected by water, I can knit in the tub.  I'm tempted.  I did get two repeats done of the shawl today. 

July Goals:
Try to catch up as much as possible on the blanket, that's 4 squares total, i have one done.
Get over 100 stitches on the shawl, I'm at 83.  Two more repeats maybe 3 and I'll be there.

Jul. 9th, 2010

More yarn for the blanket

I found a verigated cotton that I like to go with my blanket.  the colorway is Queen anne's lace.  it's striped with white, a pale yellow and then a tan.  I think it'll look okay.  It's good that I foind this yarn to sulliment, because I know I don't have enough to do the whole blanket with what I have but walmart does not have the colors of yarnt hat I need.  At least this one spicific walmart didn't.  I don't think that micheals had the giant balls of cotton.   Oh well.  I have two smaller balls of cotton that I can work in two.  One is a vergiated shade of brown, and the other is the exact same color green as what I'm using now just a smaller ball.  Well the cotton doesn't give me a yardage or weight to how much yarn I actually have.... that is stupid. 

Is it bad that I want to call in sick and stay home and knit.  But... I'm in a job position that everything can fall apart if I don't show up.   There's only two of us that can do my job.  And if one of us is not in, things can go down the shitter very quickly.  there are two other people that can step in, but they have other duties besides what we have to do.

Jul. 6th, 2010

color help?

This is the colors that I'm using to make a blanket.  i need a third color but I have no idea what it is  Maybe an off white or beige.  Any ideas?   Note I frogged the work above but it's the only picture that I have of the colors.

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