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Monday, October 27, 2008

  Monday Morning Mirth  

It’s almost Halloween!!! Time for some tricksies and fun…

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

You are The Moon

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Moon is a card of magic and mystery – when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.

The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.


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Friday, October 24, 2008

Sil writes: Dude, it’s like a yarn easter egg hunt at your casa!

Yes, indeed, my friends, under every rock and blade, there is something uncovered, yea, discovered!

Here we have 18 skeins of Bernat SESAME, a workhorse kind of worsted weight yarn from Ago. It was hiding under a pile of ski pants in the NW corner of my closet. It has been lurking in its orginal packaging within a mod zebra print plastic tote, all clean and pretty, waiting for its cue and that day is today ;p

This yarn is a lovely medium sage green color and knits to 5 sts per inch (think Galway or Classic Wool). Doing some unscientific research reveals yarns of this type were typically skeined in 2 oz. lots and came in at 100-120 yards. So on the low count, that is 1800 yds of groovy yarn perfect for knitting and dyeing, etc. if the color does not ring your bell!

Help beautify and manicure my closet by taking this yarn off my hands!

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It will automatically be stashed into a Freebie Friday Folder and a new owner will be chosen by random drawing on Tuesday, October 28. [THANK YOU for playing; entering has now been closed…].

TGIF!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More Tales from Under the Couch: FOUND! Three little skeins of hemp/wool sock yarn gleaned from StsMidWest (by Dzined).

These adorable little onesies were too irresistable to pass up; each one was about 140 yds of yarn and it seemed like three fraternal triplets would be fun to mix and match.

The top ball is darker than two which were almost alike. I split the most similar two balls into four pieces to try and do matching legs and feet, then will use the darker stuff on the cuffs, heels & toes…

I did this old school: measured off the yardage using my arm to the shoulder joint as the Ruler (37 in.). then I measured half of that count into a smaller portion and wound it up.

Somewhere along the way (erm, late summer ’07), I completely lost my Sock Mojo!

Maybe it was just too hot to knit. Maybe it alll those tiny tiny stitches. Maybe it was just boring to have a plain old St st sock in my pocket. This Fortissima sock has stalled.

But after finding my triplets, I’m itching to be knitting a sock again out of this yarn. It is variegated with orange teal aqua lilac and although it looks somewhat subtle on the screen, it is very very pleasing in the wild.

And on the needle. I’ve started a simple ribbed sock, patterned after my favorites (photo at right) from this type of yarn. The yarn was handpainted by Debbie from Dzined, a company that has very sadly discontinued production…

The original hemp/wool sock used the 56 Stitch, 56 Row Pattern in 2 x 2 ribbing on the cuff and foot. This time around, I’m going to try something different and EASIER!


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