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Quick Update

This last month has been very busy for me, so I have not gotten a chance to knit much.  I have been working on some new Marlene socks and a new lacy chevron scarf for myself.  I am using Jitterbug in Parrot Blue for the Marlene socks, which was supposed to be for some Monkey socks, but that didn’t work out too well.  After about 4 inches of knitting the Monkey socks I realized that I hated the way the colors were pooling.  I figured that my first Marlene socks came out so great, that I would love another pair.  I will try to post pics of my two projects soon. 🙂

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New Projects in honor of Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day was awesome!  I got some funds from my mom and my hubby, and I went shopping, of course.  First I went to Yarnivore, by myself (gasp!), and I found some sock yarn for my Monkeys, it is called On Your Toes Bamboo.  The yarn color is seashell multi which is a mixture of pink, blue, and cream.  I think they are going to look awesome, and I can’t wait to cast on!  I also got some Feza Baby Yarn in pink.  I got two balls, which is enough to make a vest/tank so I am going to make the Sexy Vesty by Canary Knits.  Also, I have chosen a pattern for my Hat a Week Project.  It will be the Trinity Stitch Hat .  I will use that dreaded Bernat Satin Sport yarn in the wine colorway.  I have decided that this yarn will just have to go on and become hats.  I am seriously tired of ripping it out and making it into yarn balls again and again!  Well, I will take pics of the gifts I got later and post them.  Did I mention I got some sock needles and a row counter?  I also got Peanut several books from Half Price Books.   

I have also started sewing some things!  I started sewing a messenger bag that I was making in 2005.  I don’t remember why I stopped making the bag, but I have decided to finish it.  On Sunday night I got most of the body finished up, but then I had to stop sewing since Anthony was falling asleep.  I have plenty of yarn left over, so I will use it to make a needle case holder for all my straight needles, double pointed needles, and crochet hooks.  I am still contemplating whether I will make three separate cases or one big case.  It will all depend on how much fabric I have to work with.  I started to take measurements, but Peanut decided that he wanted to use my measuring tape to play with, so I had to admit defeat.  I will try to finish the bag this afternoon, and will hopefully get the needle cases started.

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