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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

UNbelievably Blizzardy and WINDY!

What better weather to flash some stash!?!?!

My dear auntie from Georgia sent me some birthday bucks and what’s a girl to do?

Grab some STR, that’s what…

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top, Downpour; bottom, Carbon

This is so exciting – I’ve not used the Medium Wt. stuff – any suggestions to needle size and gauge? The label suggests 8 sts on size 2 or 3 needles.

On my only other foray into STRland, I used #1′s and got 7.5 sts / 11 rows per inch using Lightweight. [Talking to Self: wasn't paying attention, one sock is done and it's Too Small. Hmm. I used 60 sts - should've used 64 - hate the sock - frog no frog - yikes.]

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Garnet Dream colorway

The WTF part of this? It’s been so long since I made the initial sock (Oct. 2005), it disappeared and I recently found it in the sock drawer hiding with real pairs of socks. I was desperately needing clean ones and was so happy to see it until I figured out what it was – a single. A onsie.

And if you’ve ever been single, you know what that means. Limited invitations because maybe, sometimes, you make the wives sweat. Anybody?

I also could not remember what needles I used. Between brands, of which I currently have 3 (!) there are .25mm discrepancies between Size 1, 2, 3.

Off with its THREAD!


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Monday, February 12, 2007

  Monday Morning Mirth  

During this arctic blast in the Big Windy, people are flocking in droves to their local spas for fabulous indoor beauty adventures.

Especially popular – the Group Event – where 2 or more folk might enter looking like BigFoot but leave looking like a million dollars!

All alone in the outlands somewhere?
Not to worry!

Join me and my very good friend for a special day…


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Friday, February 9, 2007

… things to do …

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Swatch, swatch, swatch! Indeed, you can find the motto above (and 9 others) painted around the perimeter of one of Chicago’s finest moments, the Stitching Salon!

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Gathering on any afternoon, you will find like-minded and passionate knitters of all ages and skills DOWNTOWN at 72 E. Randolph St. I took this picture on opening day when it was standing room only – so many knitters showed up they were lined up outside the gallery waiting to get in!

This has proved to be so popular,
it has been extended until March 31, 2007.
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Read all about it here

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… more TGIF …

Sock Yarn Party!!!

Tonight – 5pm to 9pm

Come see what projects including socks
can be knitted out of sock yarn.

Knitwerks
1934 S. Wabash

Featuring Yarns from:
DREAM IN COLOR
CLAUDIA HANDPAINTS
INTERLACEMENTS
MOUNTAIN COLORS


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