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Knitting? Knot So Much...

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Ok Bets, I know it's been awhile but, I did say "if I got nuthin', there will be shoes" and, I got nuthin'. Except for a beautiful pair of Cons, one of many in my collection. These were bought in San Francisco a couple years ago and are waiting for some anklets knit in the Baby Silk.




Just kidding! I do have some progress but I've spent so much time today visiting blogs, catching up, commenting and tweaking my own blog, which I haven't visited much either. For what it's worth, here 'tis


Same socks, different day. We're still doing NHL playoffs here, Go Sens Go! So, that does cut into the Saturday night knitting a bit. of course a true Chick With Sticks, always has a Hockey Night in Canada project - that would be the fruit salad socks.

For the Canada's Capital Knitters, check the comments on the home page. There is an invitation there to a couple of knitting and craft events that are coming up very quickly.

If you're looking for cottons for…

Life Goes On...

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Knitting continues to be like chain-smoking for me... and throw in a little "startitis" to complicate the mix! This is my progress on "Waving Lace" in Sundara Yarnsand this yarn just kept shouting for attention - it looked like it would work for "Orange You Glad I Didn't Say Banana?", one of this month's Socktopia themes. I'm knitting it in Scout's "Fruit Salad" (from the wonderful Marisol). Michelle of The SweetSheephas started an informal "Monkey Along" over here, and my ZenString Bambewe seemed perfect for that. The start isn't until the first of May, but I have no willpower at all, so - here's the progress on Cookie A's "Monkey".

I did set this down on purpose, otherwise it would be done before the KAL starts! The yarn is phenomenal - hand, sheen, yardage, oops! A little drool on the keyboard...


And I have an FO - woot! For the Knitting Vintage Socks KAL, this is the April / May sock, "L…

Some FO's and Life FO's (of the other sort)

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I have been a little neglectful of my blogging and visits to other blogs lately, some things here at home require my undivided attention. This is my little corner of sanity, so I'll try to update whenever possible, but if I don't pop in for a visit, rest assured I'm missing you and hoping things get back to (what passes for) normal in my world :).


I was able to finish my first sock for the Six Sox knitalong, yeah! The previous pair I started, Scales Socks are languishing, 3/4's done and I don't know why. These "Horcrux Socks" just wanted to be made though, so here they are.

And I just completed my April-theme Socktopia socks this morning. These are an "April Showers" entry. I did some mods to the "Rainy Day Socks" pattern from MagKnits for these. The pattern was originally written for dk yarn, but I had to use my Natural Dye Studio merino / alpaca - it is such gorgeous yarn and it is between a fingering and a sport. Really happy with th…

WIP Wednesday

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Not a lot of knitting to show, unfortunately, things are incredibly busy in my "other" life. but here's what I got...



Still trying to gather up the yarn for "Canada" for the Knitting On The Road knitalong. I'm leaning towards Louet Gems Pearl for that (Connie needs to get back from vacation!)



Hope everyone had a lovely Easter - we had a double celebration with my Dad's 70th birthday celebration on the Saturday, talk about food overload!

A VERY Happy Ending...

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An update to the "missing" skein saga. Look what the postman left me yesterday... two skeins of Natural Dye Studio alpaca / merino! I had thought I would have a chance to purchase these - but Amanda of NDS sent them out to me free of charge. (and it was not her fault at all that the first skein went missing). I am so pleased and impressed with her outstanding customer service. So here's another "plug", Natural Dye Studio. You want this yarn - it's heaven to knit with, and just a little heavier than fingering, makes for a cushy, quick knit. Thank you, Amanda!

Put Up Or Shut Up...

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I'm putting up a picture of my progress on Shut Up (and knit your Cabin Cove). This is a 50/50 silk/merino and it is heaven to knit with. One could almost consider frogging just to knit it again. Kidding! Making it up as I go, and more progress since the photo was taken. This may be waiting awhile as the new month has brought a slew of new projects for the KAL's that I'm in. I belong to a ridiculous amount of knitalongs, but I do find it helps motivate me to finish things. Being a process knitter does really handicap my finishing sometimes.

Thank you everyone for sharing your thoughts on comments (from my last post). I feel very lucky to have the circle of acquaintances that I do have online, we all seem to share a similar view, very cool...

I forgot to post this picture of some new wool and patterns - must be slipping! All from Loopy Ewe (honest - no affiliation). Two skeins of Cider Moon yarn, this just looked like Spring to me, I couldn't resist. And reinfor…