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Rainy Day Goodies!

Wow, it has finally rained here!  It really caught us by surprise yesterday at four-thirty-ish.  I was on my way to Yarnivore for knit night when I felt some sprinkles on my cheek.  By the time I got to the highway the rain was pounding on the roof of my truck!  Luckily the rain had slowed down near the store, so I didn’t get too wet.  Knit Night was fun, and productive since I got to finish all five of the decepticon squares last night.  Today it was raining when I woke up, so I decided to stay in and knit the day away.  I finished my ankle socks, and at about three I found out that some yarn had came in for me from Kate.  It was an awesome package of four 7 oz. balls of chunky yarn.  I knitted up a gauge swatch and realized that it will make a thick garment.  I think it will make something very nice, since the colorway is really nice. 

Here are the socks I made.  I used the Pom Pom Peds pattern from the Purl Bee website, and the yarn was a trekking yarn I got from a thrift store last summer.  I took pictures with different backgrounds to show how the different colors stand out.

Beige carpet makes the blue pop. 

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Peanut’s Alphabet carpet makes the black pop.

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The wood linoleum in my kitchen makes the orange pop.

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Here is what was left of the yarn after I finished the socks.  Not much for anything.

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Here is the yarn I got in the mail today.  As soon as I opened the box I ran for my camera. 

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 Here’s a nice close up of the yarn.May 2009 019

Knitted a gauge swatch with size US 10 needles, 17 sts and 19 rows.

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 This is what it looks like with the flash on the camera on.  Not as nice.

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Here are some pics of my the front half of my mom’s sleeveless shell.  I have finished all the lace, and am now working the boring stockinette stitch.  I am eager to finish boring St st so that I can start the lace for the back of the shell.

I finally took a picture of the Finding Nemo fish hat!  It has been finished for a while, I just need to wash it now (notice how it doesn’t hang down in the back).  Once I get the hat washed the yarn will soften up and it will look a lot better. 

I am really excited about my pompom peds.  I was afraid to run out of yarn, so I stopped knitting the first sock and put it on a circular needle for now.  Meanwhile, I have started knitting the second sock on the dpns.  I wish I had two sets of size 2 dpns so that I could knit the socks at the same time, but I don’t really NEED the extra sets of dpns.  Hmm… once I start knitting more socks I will have to ask for double sets for Christmas or something.  Anyhow, Here is where I am on the socks so far.

The Transformers Afghan is taking a while, but now I am taking my time on it.  When I started making it I was stressed out about finishing it quickly, but I realized that as soon as I finish it I will want to make another large project, and I can’t d that for two reasons.  One, I don’t have a pattern for anything large that I want to make.  Two, I can’t afford to buy yarn for any large projects.  The first picture is of an Autobot square, and the second picture is of five Decepticon squares on one circular needle.  I don’t know why I didn’t think about knitting more than one square at a time.  I thought that I would get my yarn tangled, but I placed each ball of yarn in a separate bag.  Problem solved, no tangles! 

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