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Monday, October 17, 2005

  Monday Morning Mirth  

who loves ya, baby….

Chic Knits Weekend Editon


Scoop du Jour
Pattern: Chic Knits
Designer: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: Cestari Farms Worsted & UNK Barn Yarn
Color: Dk Sheep Grey (5 sk) & Evergreen (2 sk)
Gauge: 18sts/24rows over 4″
Needles: #8

My sister took this picture of me after we walked the dogs out in the country by her house. I’ve been wearing this all week hiking and hanging out.

I blocked the sweater twice. The first goround I washed all the pieces in hot soapy water before sewing it together to get the spinning oil and barn dirt out. Block #2 was after I seamed and banded it to get it to final shape. The yarn totally changed in character becoming soft and fluffy and very wearable!

Like a good pair of jeans, I have a sneaking suspicion it will get better and better with continued wear and washing.


My Mom, when she saw me in this sweater asked, “Where are your lederhosen?” WOOT!

…see all entries here in the Complete Notes: Barny Yarny

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

My Sock’s a Tree Hugger and so am I…

Arlene came down to check on what I was doing. She saw me sitting high up in the air on the spare tire attached to my Jeep. I told her I was waiting for the sun to come back out so I could take a picture of the maple tree by the side of the road.

I think she thought me a bit odd and was too polite to mention it but agreed with me about how very beautiful the tree was. She laughed and said, “No, I haven’t combed my hair today,” when I asked if I could take her picture with the tree. I thought her white hair was as beautiful as her bright blue eyes. She went back up to the house when the sun went back behind a cloud. I’d thought the house was abandoned, with its missing windows and a truck half buried in the yard, but was happy to know someone was there as magnetized to orange and red as I.

I roamed some more and the more I roamed, the better it got…

I gorged myself on color until I was almost too dizzy to continue.

but I found just one more…

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