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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

celtic04Today, is a happy, happy day! It’s the luck of the Irish I’ll be wearing on my rounds — my lovely isle-knit sweater that I found at my church for $1.00 at a sale. Who knows how old? But it just gets better and better with the days going by. With the Diamonds in this sweater, I wish you wealth and success, with the Blackberry Stitches, protection, with the Horseshoe Cables, hard work united with Moss Stitch tying sucess to all.
 
 


 
 

May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.


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Monday, March 16, 2009

  Monday Morning Mirth  
 
 

I’ve found another time-busting site to add to the
Slack Attack Link List: Passive-Aggressive Notes

 
 
 
….a little woohoo hangover: blog updated to WordPress 2.7.1 over the weekend….
….Category list in the lower left sidebar is now working right….


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Thursday, March 12, 2009

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mo’ better weather, mo’ better knitting…

More exciting than being in the audience at a Joaquin Phoenix concert: SPRING Knitting! This combo of bamboo needles and cotton blend yarn is sailing right along. I’m “up” to the underarms and have taken the sleeves off for a time-out while I knit the body of my Sandrine pulli.

I like to use scrap yarn to hold stitches for later. It makes for a flexible and cheap way to have a larger (or smaller) area out of the way while you work on the rest. It easily folds over around under the other parts of the garment. AND there’s something quite satisfying about ignoring all those stitches for awhile because, if you like knitting from the top-down, you know that the stitch count at the underarm can be awesome.

I found myself knitting faster and faster to this mid-finish point, even though my rows were still getting longer and longer, knowing I’d be able to give a ton of those puppies a rest.

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Even though we’re almost to St. Patrick’s Day, even though I’ve spotted lots of 3″ high daffodil leaves peaking through the leaves, we’ve gone BRISK again in the air temps here, but by the time it’s time to abandon all parkas, I just might have a new pullover to celebrate! More closet cleaning going on — it seems to just turn into sport at some point — and lots of sweaters that have been sitting in a pile for awhile are being washed and freshened, just waiting for more sunny days.

My hands are getting to that annual point where they ONLY want to touch non-wools. I’m looking for some more cotton blends — a couple of folks have written that the BREEZE yarn has been discontinued (!) so there’s gotta be something out there like it. Anybody have cotton favorites? I’m looking for a light, good-wearing, behaving, DK for hmmm, maybe a little vestage…

>>>>>> Read all posts in this category: Cotton Sandrine.


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