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Marlene Socks are Complete

Today I finished my Marlene socks, and it was very on-the-edge-of-my-seat knitting.  I was so scared that I would run out of yarn, because the pattern called for about 50 yards more than I had.  I omitted two repeats on both socks, and it worked!  I ended up having about 4 feet of yarn left over.  It was a very close call.  I love the result.  I used Kertzer On Your Toes Bamboo, which is very splitty, very soft, and fuzzes a little as you knit it.  The color showed the stitch definition very well.  I am considering using the pattern Marlene, by Cookie A. again, but next time with a blue yarn.  Here are some pictures.  Enjoy.

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Lacy Shawl is Complete

I finished up the Lacy Shawl, and I think it looks really nice.  I haven’t taken a good picture of it in the sunlight, but the following are pretty nice.  So far, this shawl has become very handy at night when my house is freezing.  🙂

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I have also started working the Fairly Easy Fair Isle Sweater from Stitch n Bitch Nation.  I am omitting the fair isle part, and making the sweater in a red bulky yarn.  It looks really nice right now, but I may have to redo the bottom part since it is rolling up.  I will try to get pictures of it soon.

Oh, and one last thing, I have to say that I love this new toy I bought for Peanut.  It is one of those magnetic fish games that I used to have when I was younger.  He got it last Friday, and already two fishes have taped on eyes and I had to tape up a fishing pole.  What can you expect from a toy that costs $1.50? 

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Shopping Spree

Yesterday my mom and Lloyd came down to visit and it was very fun.  They came to eat lunch and then came later for a visit.  I got to give them Eric’s hat, which fit Lloyd so it should fit his brother.  After Lloyd went back home, me and my mom hit the stores for a shopping spree.  We went to Borders, which was a big disappointment.  THe only book that I was interested in was Weekend Knitting, but it was too expensive for my budget.  We decided to go to Half Price instead.  I had a great time there, and I bought a few things.  The two books Quick Knits Cool Projects by House of Birches (I paid only $8 and saw the same book at JoAnn’s for more than $20), and Blankets, Hats and Booties by Kristin Spurkland.  I also bought the winter issues of KnitSimple and Knit.1.  The Knit.1 magazine made me a little upset, because someone tore out 8 pages!  I am missing 5 or 6 projects from the project list. 

I really enjoyed making Eric’s hat, but I am back to knitting the Transformers squares.  I casted on my third Decepticon square today.  I have also decided that I would like to start a new project, Hat a Week.  I will knit a different hat each week.  It only took me one day to make Eric’s hat, and that hat was actually more complicated than most.  The first hat I want to make for my new project is the fish hat from the Knitty website.  I bought the yarn I needed for this hat today.  I will make a clown fish, sort of like Marlin.  I won’t make Nemo since it would have a heavy side (the larger fin).  I also bought some purple yarn to make a hat or something.  I really just wanted purple yarn.  I noticed that I have never purchased yarn in orange or purple.  Now I have both. 

Oh, my mom gave me her cabled newsboy cap so that I could take pics.  I made it around September or October.  I can’t really remember since it only took a day or two to make.

I will post pics of the Marlin Fish Hat as soon as I start working on it.

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I’m Going to Try

Last year when I started to knit I immediately got to blogging.  But so much happened this last year!  I moved, lost internet access, and even stopped knitting so much!  Well, now I am back at my own place, and I have internet again!  I tried the twitter thing, but it just wasn’t my thing.  I am on ravelry as Topacio and I have all the older stuff I’ve knitted on there.  Slowly I will post my recent projects on my blog.  I will Probably start with my oldest projects and of course I will blog about my recent WIPs. 

Right now I have 2 projects going.  I am making a Scarf Front Cardi from Knit.1 spring/summer 2008 with Bernat Satin Sport yarn.  I have completed the back, and now I just need to work on the scarf front part.

I am also working on a crocheted giant granny square afghan.  I am using  a big bag of acrylic worsted weight yarn, mostly Red Heart.  I have so much scrap yarn, and I am not in the mood to make hats. 

I will post pics later.  Right now I am starving and am going to throw a pizza in the oven.  Yummmm.

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