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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Cardigan and Lovey Dovey

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I’m up to the point where I’m going to separate the back from the fronts of my cardigan.  Once I’ve knit the fronts I’m finished with the cables (there are no cables on the sleeves or back of this cardigan), and everything else is stockinette.  This sweater already seems like it’s just flying off the needles!

In non-knitting news, I can’t believe it’s July already!  I don’t know where the time goes sometimes.  Today is also our wedding anniversary.  I can’t believe I’ve gotten to have 22 years with Mickael.  He still makes me laugh, still surprises me, and I love him more now than I did on our wedding day.  I may be the luckiest woman ever!

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Camp Loopy 2015, Project Two

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This month’s project requirements are to use at least a half yard of six different fabrics and the project has to have a section of either appliqué or embroidery.  I will be making the Holiday in London duffle bag with the six fabrics shown above (and a lining fabric that is somewhere in Ft. Worth according to the US Postal system - I changed my mind about the original lining fabric I purchased).  I’ve also tracked down all the hardware necessary for the bag and everything is together and ready to go!

As far as the appliqué or embroidery, you’ll have to wait and see what I’m going to do for that!  Although you won’t have to wait long because that’s one of the things I’ll be doing first.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Next Color

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I’ve started the second color in my Carrie shawl.  When I used mini-skeins to knit my first Hitchhiker, I changed colors at the ends of rows.  On this project, I’m changing in the middle of the row, whenever each skein runs out.  I’m not quite sure why I’m doing it differently, but it just seems like the right thing to do.  The rows are starting to get longer, but I’m moving right along now that I’ve got a feel for the pattern.  It’s easy and a great portable project!

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Socks

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I’ve finished my first Snow White sock and I’ve started the second.  Back in Semester One of Loopy Academy, it was suggested that we use a new cast on for one of the projects, so I tried the Old Norwegian Cast On for the first time (I believe it’s also called the Twisted German Cast On).  I’ve kept using it on socks since then.  It’s related to the long tail cast on, but it’s a little more elastic.  Just goes to show that while I’ve been knitting socks for years, I can still find a new way to do things!

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Something New

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I’ve started a new pair of socks and a new sweater recently, but I didn’t have any shawl-like things on the needles after finishing my scarlet hood.  Yesterday, I took care of that problem.  I went through my collection of mini-skeins and grabbed a set to make Carrie.  When I realized that I was a little low on yardage, I found two more mini-skeins from another set that would work perfectly, so I added those to this project too!

You’ll have to wait to see what the other colors will be, but you can see my first color is kind of a turquoise and blue combination.  I’ve already gotten a feel for the pattern, so this should be pretty easy to knit up!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Crochet!

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The fourth row is finished!  It’s getting wider and Max is having more luck climbing underneath it while I work.  It’s time to weave in ends and then I’m on to the fifth row!  (Logan toes included for scale, and because he wanted to be in the picture.)

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Stripy Socks

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I’ve started a new pair of stripy socks, and once again, they’re flying along!  The yarn is Biscotte and Cie’s Felix Self Striping again, this time in the color way Princesse et les 7 Mailles (princess and the 7 stitches) - a play on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.  I love that she has fairy tale inspired yarns!

Same plain vanilla stockinette sock pattern with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel.  I didn’t quite get a bullseye on the heel, which is what I was going for, but I got close.

Oh, and just in case you’re curious, I’m still amused by the striping.  It just never gets old!

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