Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sweaters All Over The Place

Okay, granted. They're the mini hoodie sweaters for cell phones, but I'm going to be knitting up another half-dozen or so in the next few weeks. A veritable sweater knitting binge!

The following yarns I pulled out of my "leftovers" stash bag:

Malabrigo Rios
Colorway - "Carrot"
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Malabrigo Rios
Colorway - "Azul"
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Malabrigo Rios
Colorway - "Lettuce"
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Lorna's Laces Worsted
Colorway - "Camouflage"
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Unknown Brand Alpaca
Colorway - "Chocolate"
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Abstract Fibers Matisse
Colorway - "Iris"
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ggh Cashmere - worsted
Colorway - Red
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013



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Ever come across an example of your very favorite color that was just the absolute height of its absolute allure for you?

This colorway by Cascade is it - #813, known among certain knitters unofficially as "Tardis Blue."

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Hell's bells, I think I need a cig.

Info on the yarn:

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Huh? Oh, yeah. This is the project I'm using it for, sort of as I'm going to convert it over into a regluar scarf, not a shawl, and then send it to a friend in the U.K.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday Doesn't Usually Equal Shiny

But today is different!

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Hello, gorgeous...
really, the photo doesn't do them justice)

These beautiful beads are going into this project in the very near future. I just have to dig through my yarn stash and find my needle threader...

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Busy Week - Oh Shiny!

I am so happy to see the hind-end of this past week disappear down the road. Too busy, but it seems that would be my fault. Out having fun with friends and doing a few extra errands after work while the weather is wonderful. (Winter will be here soon enough and all I'll do is hold up inside until civilized weather returns.)

A friend received her mini-hoodie for her cell phone and posted photos:

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To refresh your memories, this is the yarn I used in the pattern:

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I'm so glad that I cabled those sleeves. I think the next one that I do will be cabled throughout the sweater and the sleeves.

And I've been given some beautiful blue beads, so I'm going to give this pattern a shot.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Hella Yeah!

So. Done.

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And as you can see... No pocket.

Monday, July 08, 2013

So. Close.

I can't say enough how much I enjoy this cell phone hoodie pattern. It's simple and easy to use with just about any yarn. This is the second one I'm so close to finishing, but I've got to get some sleep for work tomorrow...

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And since I abhor boredom, in all areas of my life, I decided to do cabled sleeves on this version.

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The next question is do I really want to put a front pocket on it or not...

Friday, July 05, 2013

Too Cute

I would never have done this pattern if not for the Child O' Mine asking for one. It was a quick and easy pattern. Be sure to read my notes if you're interested in knitting one yourself.

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013


You always were an amazing person to me, as I told you many times, in your energy and countless items you were busy with in addition to working full-time and having a family.

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I enjoyed our conversations about your world travels and adventures, the highs and the lows. You would get a bit of sparkle in your eyes when you talked about those travels. This was part of the enjoyment for me as a friend.

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And I appreciated the way you just wouldn't give up. There was always another option that needed to be considered when it seemed all had been exhausted.

Your sense of humor was a delight. We enjoyed some of the same authors and knitting personalities, and I looked forward to getting your perspective on their latest blog entries.

In spite of the curse of lace knitting, you always felt I just hadn't met the right pattern yet. You had such a talent for knitting lace, that I would fall under your optimism and try it. Yet again proving I had no talent for lace knitting, just creative swearing.

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You were tenacious, and you didn't mind me teasing you about it, especially when you refused to believe I would never know the joy of knitting my own socks. You lured me with the socks you knit for me.

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Then pounced with a book that did indeed show me I wasn't as inept at knitting socks as I thought. And you know that every time I knit a pair of socks or wear this wonderful pair, you'll be there right with me.

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You were a quiet dynamo of talent, grace, wit, humor, kindness, and intelligence. I'm so pleased that you were feeling well enough to host some of the SnB for the holidays this past winter. It was wonderful to sit and chat with you, hear you laugh and see you smile. You were always good at helping create an outing for the QC SnB...

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You will be so missed. But rest now, darlin', you've more than earned it.

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