Seriously?!?!?!

I satarted graphite yesterday, I’m a few inches in, I’m happy, almost to the next set of decreases at the bottom of the sweater, feeling like it’s all going smoothly.  Ha!!  I guess I got cocky, because this happened:

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Yup, that needle just pulled right apart.  These needles that are fresh out of the package, that I bought especially for this particular project just pulled apart.  I’m sad and upset.  I love these needles.  I’ve been slowly building my collection of kollage needles.  They are comfortable, they feel nice in my hands, and I swear my stitches are more even and uniform.  Oh, did I mention I can’t get to my LYS until THURSDAY?  and these are the only size 6 circular needles I have?  *sigh*

You can tell I’m upset, I accidentally got a picture of my nasty looking smushed finger in that shot.  Sorry, just avert your eyes.  (At least it doesn’t hurt anymore!!)

Time to ball a skein of sock yarn.

Happy day,
Shannon

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A productive day

At least, in knitting terms, and just relaxing on a day off.  I actually finished two projects and started and finished a third, untangled some yarn that Luna got into and straightened up my knitting basket.

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First I finished the monkey socks I started when I smashed my finger awhile ago.

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Then I decided six feet long was truly long enough for Ethereal Diamonds.  This is the first if the wraps I plan to make for the daughter’s/nieces when they marry.  Love it.

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I had two balls of Rowan fazed tweed that have been staring at me for months, so decided to bang out a quick neck warmer for the winter.  I really like the Rowan yarns I’ve used so far.  Those are the three projects I finished yesterday.

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I crocheted this little cotton dress over the weekend with a cotton/acrylic blend I had leftover from this:

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A lacy summer top for myself, finished last week.

I have been on a roll.  I Gaby two projects on the needles still, a pi shawl that still needs most of its border and a scarf made of lace weight and boucle. I hate boucle, but it’s a pretty periwinkle color, which I love, so I trudge on.  I believe I may just cast on Graphite today.  I’ve been wanting that sweater for ages.

All photos taken overlooking my wildly overgrown back yard, since neither my husband nor myself ever remembers gas for the lawnmower;and overseen by Adso the cat.

Happy day,
Shannon

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TA-DA!!

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I fixed that wonky point on the right side.

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All wrapped and ready for delivery.

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And she loves it! And it’s long enough.

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And I got see the babies.

Happy day,
Shannon

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Onward

Haruni will be blocked tomorrow morning, and delivered to the excited recipient tomorrow evening.  The bonus there is I get see the two baby horses!  A fair trade any way I look at it.

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I’ve been working on this cotton/acrylic blend lace t-shirt.  The body is finished, one sleeve is a few rows from finished, just one sleeve and the collar to go.  Of course I ran in to a glitch.  It’s knit on US7 NEEDLES, with the ribbing to be done on size 6 needles, which I bought and promptly lost put away somewhere I’d remember.  I soldiered on and decided to just knit the whole thing on 7’s.  It’s working.

Happy day,
Shannon

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And we have lift off!!

Or should I say cast off?  Yup, I should say that, and as a matter of fact I will.

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She’s finished.  I feel almost like I’ve given birth.  I’m now awaiting the new t-pins I ordered for blocking and then she’s off to her new home.  I feel so jubilant!

Happy day,
Shannon

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Haruni on the go….again

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This is haruni a couple of weeks ago, when I smashed my finger and had to put her on hold.  She’s grown a little bit, by about 15 rows, nine of them the border rows.  I did take a break for a few days since I caught a summer cold ( what a stupid time to get a cold!), and had too much of a stuffy head to function, let alone count.  And right now she’s all about counting.  I have a very briefly needle, what with all the stitch markers I’ve employed to keep myself straight.

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Just look at all of them!  They are doing the job though, and I’m just going marker to marker.  I think one row is taking me close to an hour right now.  Seven more increase rows and then the decrease rows begin.  I’ll be relieved then, there are now over 600 stitches on the needles right now.  Crazy, right?  I nearly doubled the amount of stitches of the body to be a generous size.  Hope that doesn’t bite me in the nether regions!

The finger is on the mend, only a tiny bit sore now and again.  The nail is going to come off.  I’ve been trimming and filing as it gets loose.  Gross, I know, but such is life.

Hopefully in the next week or so haruni will be finished and blocking.  That will give me a good reason to visit the recipient and see the new born foal at her place.  She (the foal) is precious and was born this morning.

Happy day,
Shannon

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