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A Weekend of Little Bits

As most of you know, I do a lot of knitting. I’ve also been knitting for a very long time. Mostly this means that there’s a lot of yarn wherever I live. There are also lots of ‘little bits’ of yarn leftover.

Thus weekend I decided to use up ‘some’ of those little bits.

Here we have a doll’s hat made from some lace weight yarn:

From that same skein here’s A pair of doll slippers:

(I swear made 2, but I forgot to put them in my knitting bag when I went to sleep, so 1 has become a cat toy. Grrrrrrr)

This headband was a nice refresher of Entrelac knitting (as well of a reminder of how much I dislike Noro Kureyon yarn):

Here’s another dolls hat & slippers from some Australian yarn:

And finally, I kitchnered the heels of my Dr. Suess socks:

So that was 3 skeins used up in one weekend- not too bad, but i will need a long time to make a dent in my stash!

But now my fun weekend of goofing off is over & back to quilting I go!

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Productive Thursday!

It was a very productive Thursday! I finished my Maeve socks:

They came out great! I used Rock Creek Yarn’s Cable-icious BFL Sock Yarn. She’s a local dyer in the DC Metro area & I’m in love with her yarn! I was worried that there would not be enough yarn, b/c cables usually eat up yarn like there’s no tomorrow, but I was fine- even have some left over for that Sock Blankie I’m going to make some day.
So now I think I will cast on for Aerang. It’s part of Obscuriosity‘s KAL. And I just discovered the designer is owner/part owner of a shop in Baltimore I visited one time. Small world!
The other significant accomplishment for yesterday was the garden plot. Per some neighbors, it was put in by the orginal owners. But the people who had the house before us (evil people I don’t really like) left it go & when I got to it, it was chock full of grass. So, several very hard days of hoeing, & ripping out roots & hoeing & ripping out weeds & blisters, etc, etc, etc, it was finally ready to put topsoil on! So since J & I have pretty much switched cars (the Civic is far more practical for his commute & the Jeep is better for me since I go to Lowe’s on a regular basis), I lined the back of the Jeep (per J’s request!) & bought soil. Hauled it to the garden plot & went back to Lowe’s to by more. Finally after 6 bags, I was good.
So the crop this year will consist of:
Green Bell Peppers
Sweet Potatoes
Butternut Squash

Knitting Mojo

The knitting mojo left the room about the same day we closed on the house. Since then I’ve just been trying to keep up with the greatly increased maintenance & responsibility home ownership requires. This leaves little time or energy to knit. It also doesn’t help that I’m currently working on a fairly intricate set of socks. Maeve socks. (Rav link, I would show a pic of mine, but I’m far too lazy to take a picture of them.) So at the end of the day, the last thing I want to do is find out which row of the 24 row repeat I’m on & figure out R/L twists & all the other stuff this pattern throws at you.

But yesterday, things made a change for the better. J had to go into work, so I woke up at crack o’ dawn with him. There were plenty of things to be done, but they were mostly yard things & I wouldn’t be creating good neighborly relations if I decided to mow the lawn at 7am on a Saturday. So I decided to pick up the socks! My mind was fresh after a good nights sleep & there weren’t any major distractions in the house. I ended up making good progress & hope to finish one sock today.

Best part is, I want to knit again. That’s a great feeling.