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Entries from April 2015

Done

April 7th, 2015 · Comments Off on Done

As predicted, the socks, they are finished.

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I bound off on the train home last night.  After dinner I wove in the ends and proclaimed them finished.  Most definitely fraternal twins, of which I am definitely partial 😉  It was definitely nice knitting with my handspun again and I must remember to do it more often.  Having to go sifting through the stash to see where I hid it all.  Project details are here.

So.  After finishing those, I needed a purse project for today’s commute (and to continue along the 12 in 15 plan).  A quick dip into the yarn basket next to my nightly knitting chair revealed this pretty:

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The yarn is from itw, colorway is 221B in a SW Merino/Cashmere/Nylon.  This had to be a festival purchase.  Your guess is as good as mine as to which festival, though if forced to guess, I’d say MDSW 2014.  I wound it up last night while helping Kathryn with her homework and explaining Operator Precedence.  I don’t remember learning that in 5th grade.  She was having problems getting the order right based on the mnemonic that she learned in school that had multiplication taking precedence over division and addition over subtraction.  Fortunately, I was able to guide her to safety, and had a wound cake of yarn ready for this morning’s commute.  I cast on after getting on the train and took this picture as the ferry was approaching the pier.  These socks will be 56 stitches on a US0.

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And I have to say, awesome game yesterday!

-Craft on!

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Almost…

April 6th, 2015 · Comments Off on Almost…

Last time, I had just bound off the first sock with plans to cast on the second.  I did just that.  Thursday night on the way home, the second sock was started.  Then on Friday, I had a bit of extra knitting time.  First was a scheduling thing for the ferry.  Didn’t realize that they were running a holiday schedule on Friday, so instead of every 15 minutes, the ferry was only running every 30 minutes.  I’d been standing there knitting the sock for 15 minutes before I noticed. Yay bonus.  Friday is also team lunch day so I knit during lunch.  Then on the way home for the first Seder, I muffed the train schedule and had a somewhat long wait in Hoboken.  Long story short, I was well past the heel before the weekend started.  Here’s the sock this morning on the train:

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I didn’t even touch the thing over the weekend.  I was busy doing other stuff, like support spindling, starting a secret project, fixing the Pegasus and a pile of laundry.  I made pretty good progress this morning and when I head home this evening, I shall be starting the ribbing.

And in celebration of opening day (which should be a holiday!), I changed my wraps last night.

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Craft on!  Play ball!

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One Down

April 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off on One Down

Woot.  Thanks to actually concentrating on the sock, and a bonus amount of knitting time last night as we went out for dinner, I finished the first sock while on the ferry this morning.  Here it is lounging next to the ferry pier after I got off the boat.

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Thanks to the early A.M. sun actually shining, the colors are a bit washed out.  The blue reads a much deeper blue.  I’ll cast on the second sock on the way home tonight.

Thanks to a couple of Jamberry parties on Facebook a few weeks back, I found a nifty way to “polish” my nails without giving up the drying time, sitting idle.  As someone who barely bothered with the nails (pedis are a totally different matter), I’m really enjoying these wraps.  They’re just cool.  Here’s what I’m wearing now.  The wraps come on a sheet with enough for two manis and two pedis. 

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Less than an hour later I have this:

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I took these pictures Sunday and the wraps are still going strong.  No lifting, no peeling, nothin!  Best yet, I have ridges that run the length of my nails that I don’t need to buff off in order to get these babies to stick on properly.  I’m sold 🙂

–Craft on!

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Socks

April 1st, 2015 · Comments Off on Socks

I’m thoroughly enjoying knitting with my handspun!  I love how this sock is coming out.  Here she is sitting out in the sun this morning after I

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I finished the heel yesterday and started cruising up the leg this morning.  Didn’t knit on the ferry but read with a cup of coffee in hand instead.  I’m hoping to have this sock finished this week and take a week or so to finish its mate.  My goal is to knit 12 pairs, at least, this year.  I need to keep up with the influx of new yarn.

I’ve noticed that no matter how many sock patterns I collect, I almost always knit the same, plain sock over and over again.  The only difference is the yarns used.  They are very much mindless in that sense.  I guess that makes me a circular sock machine.  I do need to break out the CSM to start in on the backlog of yarns that I’ve amassed.  Maybe this weekend.  I’m still not confident enough in it to use the good yarns on it, but I do know I like how the Legare handles much better than the AK’s that I had in the past.  Then I’ll have to conquer my fear of the ribber.

Craft on!

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