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knitting updates…

Secret of the Stole ii… Full speed ahead! 

Not the greatest pictures, but you get the idea. 

this is the cute little tote that I’m keeping my sots ii in.
the color is called suede, and it’s a little lighter than in this picture.
a little blocking shows the pattern  starting to come to life.

 I finished hint #1 at lunch today while listening to a “knitting at night” podcast.  I’m new to podcasts, and I listened to #11 and #12 at lunch.  I love it.  It’s like listening to a friend read their blog to you.  I got so much good info from Casey’s podcasts and many good laughs too.   The only problem I had was, every now and then she would start saying knitting stitches or numbers and I’d have to think “what number was I on, what stitch did I just knit”. 🙂

Surprise… It’s the Huge Blanket Bag… This is an oldie but goodie.  I need to sew the pocket on the inside and it will be done.  I started knitting this… wow, I’m gonna have to check my really, really old blogs to see when I started this one.  OK, I found it… I blogged about this bag August 2, 2006!!!  I was working on it just before I got married.  Cute pictures of Cassie too, if you want to check it out, I have a link to my old blog on my side bar below the KAL section. 

It is really large but I’m sure I’ll have fun using it this summer.

Next up… Yes, it’s the Mr. Greenjeans sweater in a beautiful shade of watermelon! 


I love knitting with Cascade 220.  I hope to be working on this again very soon.  I dug it out and put it on to make sure I’m ready to start the next phase.  It’s hard to see what a wonderful color this is.  It reminds me of summer. 


It’s hard to photo this right now, but I will get more pictures as soon as I resume knitting on this.

Last up… this is something I didn’t knit.  I watched her knitting on this during breaks at work.  This is my friend dear friend Patty wearing her Rusted Root (pattern from Zephyr Style).  I love it.  And I love all patterns that are knit from the top down!

Well that’s my update.  Have I said how happy I am that I’m knitting again, and that both hands are doing great.  It sure makes a difference when I’m knitting.  I’m a little sore on the left side from the surgery, and it seems to get tired a little quicker than I like, but I remember the same thing happening on the right side.  So I’m sure by the end of the this month all will be great.

Well that’s a wrap for tonight. 


2 months in a camera… (long post)

Time is zipping by, I can’t believe it’s November already.  I was just complaining a month ago that I couldn’t knit… and now I just can’t seem to stop!  It’s knit or blog, and as you can tell from my lack of posting, knitting has won out!

OK, before I get to the end of the year, I want to post some things that were in the camera (with the dead battery) and that I didn’t get put out on my blog.  It’s funny how many times I’ve gone back to some of my old posts to remember what I was knitting when – it really helped in updating some of my Ravelry stuff.  The old mind ain’t what she used to be for remembering.

In the camera we have pictures of my Diamond Fantasy Shawl.  It’s on hold for now.

The color shows a little better in this picture…



So let’s flash back to a beautiful September day in Oregon, Canby to be exact.  The Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival.  I’ll be brief with my memories for this day.

This is Patty at the entrance to the festival, this is actually at the end of our day, with all of her purchases


One of my main goals this year was to get knitting basket.  This is my new knitting (slightly misshapen) basket!

There were very few baskets with green, and I fell in love with this one.  Patty couldn’t make up her mind on size, so she got two all natural baskets.

Another purchase… sock yarn from Blue Moon.

This is STR in Rare Gems, and a pattern I picked up too.  I’ve seen these socks knitted up and thought they might be fun and different.  The pattern is called Hippy Crunchy.

Next up, yep… more sock yarn.

I loved all the colors at The Swell Yarn Shop!  And Angie (owner) was swell too!  Don’t you love her card and yarn label.  She also had a heavier weight yarn too, but this one was calling my name.

No trip to the festival would be complete without seeing Pat Fly! 

I love watching her work this old sock knitting machine.  Lots of people stopped to watch.  Yes, I did pick up some yarn here too.  How could I not?

Once again this year the weather was perfect.  Lots of people sitting out at tables knitting.  If we lived closer we might have done the same. 

Instead we had time for a quick snack and then more shopping. 

OK, I have no idea who this dog belonged to, but he was so cute, and looked so sweet laying under this table that I had to take a picture.

I love dogs!  This one had one blue eye and one brown, even if you can’t see it in this picture.

OK, that’s a wrap for September and the 2007 Flock & Fiber Festival in Canby Oregon.

Next up in the camera…


This was the project I was speeding along with just before I had surgery on my hand.  At first I thought I was going to make a scarf and then I remembered the cute Block Sweater in the One Skein book. 

So here is a picture when I thought I was going to make a scarf…

And then here are the pieces that make up the sweater.

(It’s hard to get the true colors to show up very well in this photo.)  And yes, the sweater has not yet been blocked so I can do the I-cord edge that goes all around it.  Can you believe that I could be this close to done, and then get totally hooked on another project and not look back!  Don’t answer that!  So what did I get so hooked on?


The Great American Afghan!!  This booklet was published a couple of years ago I believe, and it was shown in mostly blues, and greens.  This time when they reprinted the booklet they show it all knit with my favorite yarn Cascade 220, and in warm colors.  Browns, greens, rust and red tones.  I love it!  There are 25 blocks total.  I now have 5 blocks completed and I’m about half way done with another block.

No, I’m not knitting them in order.  I started with number 1, got the block done, but not the detailing that needs to be stitched on it, along with a small pair of socks.

Here are the blocks that I have so far…


I know I have lots more to blog about and more pictures to post, but I really want to knit on my Mr. Greenjeans sweater!  And I should be cleaning to get ready for Thanksgiving company.  My mom and her husband will be coming to our house from Leavenworth, WA.  I’m really excited that I’ll be doing everything this year.  Usually I help or someone is helping me.  Our menu will be a little shorter this year because it is only the 4 of us.  Hubby wants a smokey turkey this year.  We’ll see.  The weatherman is saying no rain, so we’ll have to make sure to spend some time at the beach.

Enough for now, if I don’t blog again in the next day or two, Happy Thanksgiving!