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A journal of my knitting projects and experiences.


Monday, September 19, 2005

My Car My Nemesis

I have been having a bad week, and it all has to do with my car. First, my brakes needed to be repaired. My first quote was over $400, but I found someone to do it for $300. My poor Secret Pal from Secret Pal 5 has not gotten her last package because I can't get to the post office to mail it. I finally got the brakes fixed and went to go to the post office last weekend. My car wouldn't start! I have been stressing out about things like how am I going to get to work? How am I going to get groceries? I am lost without a car because I live in the Suburbs and Scott works nights. Today I found out apparently you need to have gas in your car in order for it to start. Boy did I feel like a dope! On the other hand my gas gauge said I had a quarter of a tank left. Oh well, at least I didn't have it towed.

On the knitting front, I have been busy. I completed the felted bag and just need to put it in the washer to felt, the picture is below. I know Theresa is awaiting her bag. I have completed the Sable Sweater, but need to redo the neckline, so I will show a picture once that is done.

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Monday, September 12, 2005

Continental Knitting

A lot of people have come to my blog looking for information on Continental Knitting. There is a website that has good instructional videos on how to do this as well as many other stitches. You can find this at . I myself still throw. It is the way I learned and the way I feel most comfortable. I know how to pick, I just prefer to throw.

I am still plugging away at the Sable Sweater. I am determined to get it done this week. I will post a picture when it is finished.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Secret Pal and Sable Sweater

My secret pal sent me a wonderful package in the mail! In it was some beautiful hand dyed yarn, a notebook, CD, pet toy and some wool to spin. I feel spoiled! And she did it all even though she is in Mississippi and had to endure the hurricane! She is ok though and they have their power back on. I need to get the last package to my secret pal, I have everything I want to send, I just can't get to the post office to send it because my car isn't working. I am hoping by the end of next week to get it fixed.

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This week I have been working on my Sable Sweater. It is almost finished. It is about time I had a FO. I think it may be a little long, but we'll see.

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

Team in Training Update and Sushi Stitch Markers

Today I walked 3 miles! It may not seem like much, but if you have been a couch potato like me, it is a lot. So goes my training to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. I have a new website where donations can be made . It seems I signed up incorrectly the first time. Any donations made to my old site will be forwarded to this one shortly. I do have a favor to ask and that is to put a copy of this button on your blog and link to my donation web page.
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Last night a bunch of us knitters went over to Suzy's house and made sushi stitch markers. I won't post a picture of mine as they were hideous. The others' turned out quite cute. Her beagles are adorable.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Second Sleeve

The second sleeve of the Sable Sweater is almost done! I want to have this sweater done in time for the cold weather. It won't be too long.

Just to refresh your memory I am using an article off of (which is a take on Elizabeth Zimmerman's Sweater Pattern from Knitting Without Tears). I am using both sources to complete this sweater. It really is easy and I love knitting the front and back at the same time in the round as opposed to knitting each piece separately and then sewing them together.

I am worried about it not fitting as I thought I knew my measurements before I started this sweater, then I took them the other day and of course they are different. Oh well, it will fit me eventually as I keep losing weight on my diet.

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