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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

We're all sick

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Total Elf Time...

The posts are slim because I am in total elf mode. I've assured all friends that if they come to the door, they may not enter. There are Christmas projects everywhere. It's a holiday obstacle course. I've finished 65 out of 75 glass ornaments. I've given up on 3 of the 23 scrapbooks. I'm still insanely optimistic about the other 20. I have one legwarmer knit and 51" of a manly scarf. Must go knit, knit, knit...

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

It's Panic Time!

I have 12 repeats of the pattern left on my husband's scarf. There are 22 ROWS IN EACH REPEAT. That's a problem. Someone needs to pass me another cupcake. I also still have the 23 scrapbooks looming over my head. Then there are the ornaments I'm supposed to make. Maybe if I drink a lot of coffee tomorrow I can make some progress.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

I've finished 17 of 18 scarves.

I just finished packaging these up tonight. I finished knitting the dragon mittens but still need to transform them into dragons tomorrow. The poor child was wearing one mitten tonight. I'm guessing they are going to be an early present. Posted by Picasa

Monday, December 12, 2005

Down to the wire...

The Christmas knitting has hit the point where there is a rigid schedule. Today I must knit 5" of x and 10" of z. Well, it's starting to pay off. I have three FO's for the weekend, the cashmere scarf, broken rib scarf and the legwarmers. I've also finished the knitting of one dragon mitten. That probably makes that gift 1/3 finished because of the emebellishing. I also have 1/3 of the Vintage Velvet Scarf finished. The schedule will be written to finish those items today. I can almost see the knitting finish line. I think I have a hat or two and maybe a manly scarf after that. Anything else is little extras that weren't planned to be made out of scrap yarn.

Broken Rib Scarf - check

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Legwarmers - check

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Cashmere scarf - check

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1 Dragon Mitten Knit


I need to make another and embellish. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 10, 2005

All Bundled Up!

These scarves are all ready to go to the fundraiser in Mahomet for a little girl with Leukemia. Posted by Picasa

More Scarves

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Thursday, December 08, 2005

WIP's for Christmas

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Legwarmers from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts

I have all but bound off the first leg warmer and have 4" of the second. My goal is 5" a day so I can have them finished by the end of the weekend. I had a one inch setback because of time out to shovel the driveway. I consider that an excused absence from knitting. Posted by Picasa

Scarf number 19

This should be finished tomorrow. I have 50" knit and my plan is to go to 60". Posted by Picasa


The goal is for this to be a pair of dragon mittens by Christmas. My plan is to finish this one on Sunday since that is update day for the Warm Hands Knitalong. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Birthday Treats

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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Today is my birthday!

My husband made me a new banner and my very own button for a gift. He also designed labels for all my handknit gifts. He's been covertly working on the project for awhile. He had been vague about the painting of the flowers when he was working on it. (His hobby is Chinese Brush Painting). He and the kids also picked out a cookie bouquet and Fannie Mae Candy. All in all, it was a nice birthday. I'm putting away the birthday and Christmas money my mom sent me to save for a wheel. I think my husband was a little stunned. I thought he asked me when I was going to spin. I answered, "Well, when I'm not knitting of course!" He clarified that he was asking where I was going to put it. Negotiations continue...

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Warm Hands Update


After two false starts, I hope these are keepers. They are supposed to end up dragon mittens. I'm making plain mittens out of yarn I dyed with Easter egg dye. I'm planning on adding eyes, nose and some sharp pointy stuff on the head. They I'll probably get a metallic thread and scatter it through the stitches with duplicate stitching. Hopefully they will pass muster. Three year olds can be harsh critics. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Regia 6-ply


I had to special order this yarn. I'm hoping for some warm stripey socks. I can't wait to see how it works up, unfortunately, the holiday knitting continues. Posted by Picasa



The photo is dark. It doesn't do the colors justice. Posted by Picasa

17 Scarves FINISHED!!


I might get everything finished. Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 02, 2005

Spunky had another great idea!

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She is hosting the awards. You can click on the button to head on over to her blog and check it out. I can't wait until the nominations are posted with links so that I can find new homeschool blogs.

A big thank you to Ron of the comments for nominating my knitting blog for the homeschool arts blog award.

I nominated Siri's blog: Knitting Iris for Best Homeschool Photo blog.

Thursday, December 01, 2005


It's a new online spinning magazine.