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A journal of my knitting projects and experiences.


Saturday, November 26, 2005

Baby Bobbi Bear Progress

I made some progress on my Baby Bobbi Bear project for little Garret. I hope to have the bear done this weekend, but we'll see, I don't know how much knitting time I will have. If not I should have him done next week and will get him in the mail to Texas.

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Tomorrow I am volunteering at Channel 9. They are airing a cooking show which should be interesting. They usually give away great cookbooks!

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Christmas WIPs

Today I worked on some Christmas WIPs before I went to Scott's moms house for a yummy Thanksgiving dinner. The first thing I worked on today was Baby Bobbi Bear, which will be a gift for my best friend's little boy who is 1 month old. They live in Texas, so I couldn't really knit anything for him to wear. These bears are so cute, I couldn't resist. We'll see if I can make something that comes even a little bit close to the ones on the pattern.

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The other project I worked on was the Irish Hiking Scarf, a birthday present for my mom. I've made some progress since my last picture, but the present is now a week late so I need to finish it ASAP.

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Hope everyone has a nice Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Brae Cardigan Not Forgotten

I was reminded the other day that I am working on a Fair Isle sweater that has been put to the side for some time. Tonight at the Seattle S N' B I am going to make some progress on it. I am knitting it out of Lorna's Laces and it is wonderful yarn to work with. It is found in The Art of Fair Isle Knitting, which you can find a link to on my side bar. One day I will have this sweater done.

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Also check out my new renter on the side bar. She has very cute kids!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Let it Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

I am ready for the snow and the holidays! I just love this time of year, unfortunately we don't get snow too often. That is probably why I like it, I'm sure if we got it every winter I would look at it as a royal inconvenience. I just want to curl up with my knitting, sip a cup of cocoa and watch it snow.

Sorry for the lack of knitting content lately, I have been too busy to blog. I am still working on the Irish Hiking Scarf, just have a little ways to go. I will post a picture when finished. I also started the Bobbi Bear for a friend of mine who just had a baby. I am using up the left overs from the Sable Sweater (which by the way would come in handy in the snow!)

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving, I like a big family gathering. Lucky for me I don't have to travel this year. I plan to take it easy the rest of the weekend. Maybe do some Christmas Shopping. Hope you all have a nice holiday!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

In Susan's Words

Please see my side bar for the new renter on my blog! It is a program from Blog Explosion that gives me credits on their website, so no money has been exchanged for this rental. On her blog she writes about divorce and the single mom. There are cute pictures of her kids.

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Saturday, November 12, 2005


Check out this new button I have on my side bar called Frappr! It is a mapping program where everyone can put a pin as to their location as well as a comment and picture. I have seen this on a few other blogs and it is very cool! Please mark your spot with a pin!

Check out our Frappr!

Irish Hiking Scarf

Below is one of my WIPs of the week. This is the Irish Hiking Scarf I am making for my mother. I am suppose to have it done today, but as you can tell, I don't think I am going to make it. Last night as I was knitting, it seemed I did more frogging than actual knitting, I must have been tired.

I am knitting this out of Cascade 220 in a cranberry color. To see the details of the scarf better, click on the picture.

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

Free Patterns

When I first started knitting the internet wasn't around. We had to pay for all of our knitting patterns, which made knitting very expensive. Now that the internet is here, people can share there patterns and many do for free. I would like to share some of my favorite free knitting patterns available on the web.

Patterns I have knit:

Chihuahua Sweater: This website has a basic dog sweater that you can modify to fit a dog of any size. It is a quick knit and very easy. There are many variations you can make of this sweater.

VW Hat: Found on one of my favorite sites, There are many free patterns found on this site as well as instuctional videos. The videos have helped me out in a pinch when I wasn't able to get to a knitting store for help.

Irish Hiking Scarf: This scarf is simple and knits up fast. The pattern is beautiful and it makes a great gift.

Button Hole Bag: This I knit as a gift for my sister. It is a great project for a beginner as it is felted making it very forgiving of mistakes.

There are many other free patterns I would like to knit and probably will. Most of them can be found at . There are many free patterns to be found on the net, I will share more as I find them.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Volkswagen Hat

I finally have a finished object, I finished Scott's VW Hat. It was really easy, although I'm not sure about my intarsia skills. Adding to that fact is that I didn't do the intarsia the way you are suppose to, I fudged a little. Oh well, he likes it, so that is all that matters.

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I am frantically trying to finish an Irish Hiking Scarf before Saturday for my mom's birthday. It is turning out really nice. I am using Cascade 220 in a cranberry color, perfect for this season. For some reason this year I am really into cabling. I will try and post a picture of it soon.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Knitting Vintage Socks

I just bought the book Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush. I am excited to get started on some of the socks in this book! What is different about this book from some of her other sock books is that there are many sock patterns for men. Like her other books there are great pictures of the socks. This has come in handy for me as I can tell if I am following the pattern correctly. I really like Nancy's patterns. They are clearly written and I usually don't have any trouble following them. There may have been exceptions to that in the past, but for the most part I prefer her patterns to others. If you would like to order the book, click on the link on the side bar which will take you to I plan on stocking up on lots of sock yarn and I see my family and friends receiving socks as gifts next year.

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