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Baby shower knitting

May 15, 2012

I have put the shawl that I am test knitting temporarily on hold (at least until Sunday). I have been invited to my sister in laws baby shower, and I need to make socks for her ASAP! If you don’t hear from me until next week, just know that I am knitting like a mad woman on baby socks.

To every member in my house:

Do not bother me unless you are broken, bleeding, or someone is on fire! IT is mandatory that I knit. Do not (under any circumstances) bother me while I am knitting! If I am not knitting (i.e. taking a short break) then you can bother me. But other then that, leave me alone. Do not make this woman grow the fangs of doom and glare at you.

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Its my birthday

May 14, 2012

Today marks the day that I was born, and on this very special day I am playing and spending time with my daughter (my beautiful angel) and I am (more then likely) going to knit later on tonight. And what will I be knitting on? Who knows. I might knit on a shawl, I might knit on a sock, it might have beads, but I haven’t figured out what I am going to knit. And I will let that be a surprise. Hope everyone’s day is going well. Until next time, I am going to sit on the chesterfield and look at the many patterns on ravelry and hopefully get inspired.

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It seems like forever

May 8, 2012

It seems like forever since I last posted, I have been having fun with my “medical journey” and have had some family issues come up that have kept me from posting. But here I am, alive and knitting like a mad women. I am (now) working on 2 shawls. One you have seen which is Kassandra and the other is a test knit called seashells. I wish I could show you a picture of that one, but until I have permission from the author to post a picture; you will unfortunately have to use your imagination (that or go on ravelry ((my rav id is ayla)) and look under red seashells.)

Usually I am not the type of knitter that works on one project at a time, but since the test knit has to be done and blocked by the end of may, I have a deadline to meet so sadly I must work on the seashells shawl until I get it done. But I am happy to say that I am almost done with the 4th repeat of chart B which means that I only have 4 repeats of chart D and 1 of chart E. So in essence you could say that I am (almost) half way. But I do have a question. I am making this shawl out of super wash wool, and having never blocked anything before; I am wondering if super wash wool can be blocked and how to do it. If you have any tips, tricks, or suggestions please leave them in the comments section. Until the next time I post, happy knitting, and stay warm and safe!

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A new start

April 18, 2012

Today, marks the first day of my attempt at knitting a shawl. This is the FIRST ever shawl, that I have knit. Needless to say I am excited. But I realize that staring at a knitting chart on a computer screen makes my eyes strain and I become confused as to where I am. So here is a tip, print out the pattern and save your eyeballs!

For those of you that are curious, I am knitting Kassandra. I am using Wollmeise Roter Himbeermund. And here is a picture of what I have done, just in one day. I am quite impressed at how “fast” this shawl is knitting up!

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Finally the test knit is done

April 12, 2012

Finally the test knit is done, and now what you have all been waiting for. I present to you my plain jane vanilla sock pattern, from what I have gathered from the testers the sock may fit a newborn, 3 and 6 month old. Hope you enjoy the pattern!

My plain jane vanilla baby socks

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Finished the scarf

April 6, 2012

Yesterday, I had measured the scarf to see how much more I had to knit; in order to make the length I desired. I measured and found out that I only had 4 more inches to go (which according to my gauge meant that I had 22 rows ((10 ridges))). I sat down, determined to finish. While knitting I skyped with my best friend, still knitting on the scarf and chatting. Unbeknownst to me, I assume I got out of the knitting black hole, because when I measured the scarf; I had 5 ft 5 and 1/2 inches long. I had originally wanted the scarf to be 5 ft long, but an extra 5 and 1/2 inches doesn’t bother me any.

So what this means is that, late last night I finished the scarf. Unfortunately I had to go to bed, and didn’t have time to take a picture. But now I am awake and full of energy. So, I present to you; a couple pictures of the completed scarf. I hope you enjoy looking at them. I know I do 🙂

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Here is a picture of my baby socks

April 1, 2012

I have successfully designed my own plain jane vanilla baby sock pattern. It is currently being test knit and will be available when the test knit (and corrections) are completed. But here is a spoiler picture, hope you enjoy! I am off to make another pair!!!