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Monthly Archives: June 2007

Nice Guys Finish Last

At long last I have finished the socks for my brother. And it only took 8 months or so. I am definitely not a sock knitter. All those tiny little stitches get a bit discouraging after awhile.

Now on to newer and better projects. I ordered the hedgehog pattern the other night so I’ll be starting that once it gets here. I also cast on for Knitty’s Blackberry today using that red yarn that I’ve had forever. It’s nice to be knitting with big needles, I feel like I’ve already gotten a fair amount done.

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Call it in the Air

Yikes! So its been awhile since I last posted, I know. Its been a pretty busy month. I did finish the Clementine Shawlette in time for Mother’s Day, and had every intention of posting a finished picture but I forgot to do that before I gave it to her. But She loved it. My graphing of the two ends together came out a bit wonky though, so I guess I need to work on that :-/

Since then I finished a calorimetry, which is a gift for a friend of mine who’s birthday is in July. I really wanted something that was quick to knit because I fell like I’ve really fallen behind on the knitting recently. So this was the perfect little project for me. The yarn is Lamb’s Pride in I forget what color. It was a partial skein that I’ve had laying around for awhile. But my friend likes purple so hopefully she’ll like this, and I may even have enough of the skein to make another one if I feel like it.

The little red swatch there is Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky in Strawberry. I’ve had this yarn sitting around forever with no idea what to do with it. The swatch knit up at 3sts to the inch on size 6mm needles, any suggestions? Because I still have no idea what to do with it…

Earlier this week I also went out and bought yarn for a new project. This stuff is for the Fibertrends Huggable Hedgehog. A friend of mine has been saying for years that he wants to get a pet hedgehog, but he still has yet to do so. So when I came across this adorable pattern I knew I had to make it for him. His birthday isn’t until September, but this is another project that really need to be on time so I want to get an early start on it. Actually, I can’t really start it yet because I don’t have the pattern. I need to order it from somehwere because none of my lys carry the pattern. But if I’m going to pay shipping for this I want to get yarn too, I just haven’t decided what yarn to get though – hence the delay.