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Monday, September 17, 2007

I'm much to fast to take that test...

No emotional braindump yet. No, it needs to wait. My best friend is in a hospice. She has brain cancer. There's nothing that can be done for her, and each time I see her, she's a little less there, a little less herself. But more on that another time.

I have knitting pictures.

Socks. I'm making myself another pair of quill lace socks because the other ones that I made did not come out a way that I liked. They had too many errors. This yarn (that I spun) is 100% merino from fiber from Sakina Needles, a very nice fiber vendor. Her prices are reasonable and she has great color sense. These are just variegated green.

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My spinning is getting better.

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Finally picked up the pinwheel sweater again. Now I'm past the halfway point on one sleeve. I'm going to do a crocheted edging, but am going to finish the sleeves first to determine if I need to spin more for it or not.

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I hope I don't have to spin any more for it, because frankly I don't know if I can spin that big or lumpy any more. It'll take a lot of effort to match the grist of the existing yarn. Of course, nobody but me would likely notice the difference, but still...

I did a mitered square washcloth to see if I liked the way it looked. I like it.

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Here's the back of it
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Pretty neat, I think. May be this year's all purpose holiday gift. We'll see. I think most of our gifts this year will be photos, photo art, or knits.

Started trying some Domino Knitting, from a book of the same name by Vivian Hoxbro.
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I think that looks extremely cool, but I like modular things.

Random yard pictures.
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More soon. Be of good cheer.

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