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I need to blog, but between Ravelry, Facebook and My Space who has time?  oh ya and knitting, sewing, spinning, dyeing, embroidering, quilting and lets not mention cleaning (I think I remember this but I could be wrong), cooking, sleeping, and socializing 🙂

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I stopped in at a local knitting shop yesterday while I was wedding shopping with my daughter.  OMG!  Look what I found.  They are called the Fibersphere.  They are really neat.  They keep your yarn clean and the coolest part is you can put two together and use them to keep your sock yarn from getting all tangled up when you do two socks at once on circular needles.  

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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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I went to a baby surprise sweater (if you belong to Ravelry you can view this with the link) class yesterday.  This class was held at EnChanted Yarn and Fibers.  It was so much fun 🙂  It is a knit-a-long so we were all doing the exact same thing.  A few of us (those on the couch) were learning by subliminal messages as they slept (hearing material during sleep can facilitate learning the same material in the waking state)  and by Osmosis (a gradual, often unconscious process of assimilation (this sounds like the Star Trek Borg to me) The term has been applied to “sleep learning,” but I’m using it in a broader sense here to refer to “unconscious learning.”)  How much do you think they will retain?  LOL

After class was over I worked on my spinning!  I can’t wait to show you the yarn I am working on and the spinning wheel I have decided to get 🙂

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