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Archive for June, 2008

I finished paying for the Schacht Matchless and brought it home.  I am having such a good time with it.  I have ordered the wooly winder for it and am still spinning the wool I got at Enchanted Yarn and Fiber!

I will post a picture of it when I am finished. 

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Yesterday I started a Toe-Up Sock class at Enchanted Yarn and Fiber.  We learned how to do a seamless toe and it was really  COOL.  Now I can start slow and I did.  I had to do it about three times before I got it right but now look at me.  I added the second sock to the circular needles when I got home and I am chugging right along!  Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy   I am using 0 needles and Lorna’s Laces color 62, Childs Play.   Learning to do two socks at once has been something I have wanted to do for a long long time.  I just can’t stand to make a pair of sock (and I love to make socks) and them not come out exactly the same.  Now I won’t have to worry about that anymore.   But now I have this delima.  I have all these double pointed sock needs I bought.  lol  Oh well I will used them for something! 🙂

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Stuff – My Orchids

I just wanted to share a picture of some of my orchids.  I put them outside yesterday because it was cloudy and I was cleaning in the kitchen.  They don’t get outside much.  lol   This morning in the fog with dew dripping off them they looked so pretty. 

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I walked out on the deck this morning and here is the spinning I saw. The dew it collected made it so very easy to see.   It is really amazing that something so small can spin something  so delicate and fast and not even need the spinning wheel, crochet hook or knitting needs to do all that.    And I know it was not there last night before I went to bed.  I am not a fan of spiders at all but this is amazing to me.  He did all this work and then just left it behind because he was no where to be found this morning (thank god). 

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Knitting Step by Step

While I did what the pattern said to do I was having issues with my M1 (make one) in knitting the baby surprise jacket.  They looked sloppy.   Jan said go to You Tube and gave me the link to more than one kind of M1 stitch.   I had no idea they had so much on You Tube about this kinda stuff.   Just had to share.  It is always so helpful to be able to see what they are talking about.

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After making some of the other purses/totes/bags I made this one that was my own design but incorporating some of the things I have learned making some of the others.  I wanted a knitting project back that stayed open while I was knitting a project from it.  I made the pockets on the side to hold the ball of yarn you are working on.  The elastic helps hold it in the pocket so you can pull your yarn out.  I put the pockets on the outside because I wanted all the room I could get in the inside for the project and things.  Sometimes I find inside pockets get in the way in a knitting bag.  So this time it is my design and several of the materials are Loralie Designs fabric.  The inside fabric is by Loralie and it is called Yarniverse.   I get quite a bit of my Loralie Design fabric from Ebay seller Cricket Court Boutique.  She has good prices and very reasonable shipping costs.   She has been very easy to work with and tries to order whatever I want/need.   This time you have to look at my project inside because I could not wait to put my project in it (HA!) , it is the  baby surprise jacket that I am doing with a knit a long group from Enchanted Yarn and Fiber

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Ok here is my progress on the knit a long at Enchanted Yarn and Fibers.  (thanks to Jan)  Is it just me or is this pattern hard to follow and does not give enough details?  I like the pattern and after Jan explains certain rows I get it but I would never have gotten it from the pattern instructions.  This yarn is Katia, Mississippi 3 print, colorway 200.  (from my yarn stash) 

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