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Been Busy. Here’s a picture of flowering tea to keep you occupied. October 30, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — crazymonkeycreates @ 1:20 am

I finished my Jaywalkers, and started another pair, for Ben. We had a great group meeting on Saturday, although I wasn’t there for too long. 🙂

This week: the other half of the Shetland fleece to process, and renting a drum carder from the llama store. If they get enough signups, I’ll be teaching acid dyes on Friday.

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Guess what is done October 13, 2006

Filed under: FO — crazymonkeycreates @ 7:29 am

… except for the blocking of course. It’s a bit late to block.

But look at the lovely details… the neck…

the beautiful shoulder seam (the 4th or 5th try is the charm, right?)

and the fair isle, of course, along with the garter stitch cuffs.

 

Sleeve Island October 12, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — crazymonkeycreates @ 4:31 pm

If it weren’t for my co-workers asking ‘are you knitting a scarf’, there would be nothing to report, really. I’m 2 increase rows (8 rows total) and 2 1/2″ from having the sleeves done on Ben’s sweater. All that’s left after that is the finishing (including the garter stitch neck) and the washing and the drying, I guess. But here I am on sleeve island, knitting knitting knitting and getting almost nowhere… sigh.

If we weren’t painting the bedroom (closet first — we have a closet organizer to install), I’d probably spend the day just knitting on them.

 

I’m such a dork! October 8, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — crazymonkeycreates @ 3:23 pm

I resisted the last time I was in the llama store, but this time, I couldn’t. My resistance was down, and I decided I would knit … this.

It’s on the cusp of being dorky, but I think it still lies in the ‘cute’ realm (and I’d wear it to knitgroup, or out and about running errands). I bought the sweater pattern and the yarn to go with it (Cascade 220 in similar colors), although I have to find my 6’s and 8’s before I can begin.