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Monday, October 08, 2007

Busy times call for busy measures

I don't know why it feels like I've been so busy lately. No time to write. No time to do a decent blog entry, just more photos and some knitting blather. I would say I'm spending too much time knitting, but that's heresy. :)

The alpaca fiber is all dry and ready. I was going to borrow a friend's hand cards, but I lucked into a set on ebay so they'll be here soon. Now if I can only figure out how to use them.

What does it say when photos of weeds in my yard look better than the actual flowers?
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These aren't weeds, they're Mexican Primroses.
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A geranium
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I'm making socks. Those Kaibashira socks are looking good.
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I highly recommend this pattern, it is very cool and easy as long as you don't mess up the cast on or the first two rows.

I finished the chunky jaywalkers.
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They do look pretty awesome.

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I started another pair, the chevron socks from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. I'm using Opal self-patterning yarn, it's seriously cool looking.
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I guess I'm gearing up for the holiday gift-giving season. I think most of the family gifts are going to be photographs, framed. And of course socks for my mom and the kids.

Gotta go. I'm overheated. Again.

3 comments:

Alisa Knits! said...

What yarn are you using for the Kaibashira socks?! Those are seriously gorgeous!

Jamie Fritz said...

I got it from an ebay vendor called "over the rainbow yarns"... it's pretty but not particularly soft. Hoping it'll soften up when I wash 'em. (more details on ravelry etc... heh)

Carla said...

Here is a link with pictures and video of how to hand card. http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/hand-carding.shtml
Its pretty easy, I learned in one sitting with a friend. Personally however, I'd rather spin from roving or a batt (batt being my preference) So the 10lbs of wool I have sitting in a box that needs to be washed and prepared is waiting for me to find time to visit my drum carder owning friend.

And I think some weeds are way prettier than flowers!