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Archive for September, 2008

Sorry it’s a little late, with all this birthday madness I’ve been slow to get up the spoiler pics for this months yarn subscription!
So without further ado, Β This is “Retreat” on Truculent Organic Merino πŸ™‚
PS. If you don’t want to know don’t peak!Β 

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I’m knitting a really cute pair of longies for a customer in my Boychild colourway! They were looking fabulous, I had knit them to the split for the gusset and was actually starting the legs, but then I realized I was knitting an extra large instead of a large and they were huge!! AND, I was going to run out of wool, long before I got to the cuff, sooo, in the name of perfection I frogged the entire thing back to the waistband, where I decreased some stitches and started over. I’m back to the gusset now, but man! What a waste of hours and work, even though it was totally necessary, frogging can be so frustrating!!

I’ll be getting up a picture of them as soon as they are done!! (In the right size of course! )

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So its 12:30am and I am so thrilled the week is over! What a crazy hectic week it has been both personally and in the world of yarn! πŸ™‚

First, this week Ryan started Senior Kindergarten. It’s his second year in elementary school so it wasn’t a completely brand new experience for us, but he’s not in JK anymore, so we had to take him to the big kid playground and wait outside for the bell! He was SUPER excited to be going back to school! I got a cute little wave from him and a “Bye Mom, I love you” before he walked inside the classroom, so brave and cute! My baby is almost 5 1/2 years old and he’s such a sweet kid! I have no idea where the last 5 years has gone, it just goes by way too fast…

Anyway, thought I’d share some cute pics of my little man on his first day of school! πŸ™‚

Ryan Standing on the Front Porch, ready to go (Daddy spiked his hair!!)

In front of the garden!

In the school yard waiting for the bell to ring!

“Bye Mom, I love you”

Sniff sniff, my baby isn’t a baby anymore! But that’s what we want isn’t it? I still remember the little 9lb bundle of joy that came into the world to his father’s screams of “BOY!!!!!” Ahh…..memories! πŸ™‚

To be continued tomorrow, when I’m more awake….

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I am so interested in the term “throwing yarn”. I heard it today for the first time, but apparently it is a well known term in the knitting world. (I somehow missed the boat on this one!) And sure enough after looking at my favourite knitting tutorial site knittinghelp.com I fall into the category of “throwing my yarn”! I apparently thought that the only way to knit was the way I was taught at the age of 8, but now 27 years later, I learn that there are other ways to knit!

I’ve decided that I am going to teach myself the Continental Method! It seems pretty easy enough, and after testing it out on some scrap yarn, I realize I’m not too bad at it. But, I’m still slow! So my goal is to speed up the Continental Method and keep it within the gauge of whatever I am knitting! We’ll see how long THAT lasts!

So…how do you knit? Do you, like me, throw your yarn?? πŸ™‚

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