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Super productive week

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I finished three things this week. I’m really proud of myself. Of the three, the booties might have been the most difficult project. It was hard for me to understand what I had to do to complete the rolls and seam the back and bottom of the booties.

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I made the matching hat last month

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Oh Purl Bee

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October 2013

October 2013

December 2013

December 2013

Somebody’s got some ‘splaining to do. Would it have been too much for them to make even a passing reference to my super awesome costume?? And I just showed a couple of non-knitting friends Purl Soho the other day, telling them that it’s my favorite yarn store. Not going to lie, this is somewhat lame.

Go home, Nicole, you’re drunk

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wpid-IMG_20140108_224516.jpgThis is the cardigan that I’m working on for my friends’ baby. I’ve had the yarn since the kiddo was born, but I somehow was mulling over what to make? Even though I’d had the idea before I even knew my friend was pregnant? No idea. I guess I was just lacking motivation. Seeing as how this is not the most timely of presents, I’m making it 18 months size, so that it should fit the kiddo for about a year.

I started it last night and picked it up again tonight after work. I was trying to figure out where to put the name on the back, and thinking that I would start it sooner than I did on the other name baby cardigan that I made. Then I started to freak out about how I would do this in the round, considering that the contrast yarn wouldn’t have to go in the front and I would obviously then end up with the longest floats ever. The horror. Then I remembered that I’m doing this back and forth, and the point was moot. I realized that I’d already spent 10 minutes mulling this over, and concluded that I must have been exhausted to miss the obvious for so long. At this point I decided it might be time to call it a night.

Snowy afternoon knitting

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It’s snowing quite a lot here, so I decided to stay in today, knit, and drink beer. Needless to say, um having a great day.

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I’m Ravelry famous

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I made my Halloween costume (well, a lot of it, anyway). I was one of those Candy Button packs. Anywho, in addition to being voted best some thing or another at my drinking knitting group’s Halloween party, I was also featured on the Ravelry main page. Feels good

Charity destash

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Joy, my friend and one of the greatest beings on this planet, is raising money for Team in Training by selling off her fabulous collection of yarn (you will need a Ravelry account to read the last link). Please join me in buying her stuff and raising money for a truly worthy cause. If you don’t knit or crochet, you can learn. I will give two free knit or crochet lessons to anybody who buys at least $20 worth of yarn from Joy. If you don’t want to learn (and why not?!), you can also just give the yarn to me. True story.

Nobody misses 90s knits

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Some lovely patron donated old knitting books to the library. We’re adding the best of the lot to the collection. I’m keeping the so-so books for my knitting group; these patterns require reworking since they’re almost uniformly huge, but aren’t dealbreakers. The final group is books of patterns so ugly and busy that I couldn’t in good conscience even sell the lot. First I’ll make sure they’re not somehow classics that go for a lot online (the library could use the moolah). Once I’ve done that, if they’re as unwanted by everybody else as they are by me, I will put them in the book sale, on the off chance that somebody wants to pay $.50 for these collections of almost uniformly unflattering knits.