Summer Vacation

The end of the year crazy is finally finished. I was very blessed to have the group of Kinders I had this year. It is amazing how far the come in 8.5 months. Everyone was reading easy books by the end of school. I took my class to the Library and the Librarian did any activity with them. When I picked them up she was so amazed that all of them wrote a full sentence and some wrote more. She was so excited for them that they were able to do that. Makes me happy.

It is Memorial Day weekend and I am spending time at the lake for the next three days. I love it.

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Have a great weekend.

Checking in

Just checking in. Not much accomplished in the world of yarn. Actually,  nothing accomplished. This time of year is so busy at school and home. So, I am at the lake this weekend.  Relaxing and enjoying so rays.

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Sweater and Socks

I just finished The Lighthouse Keepers Wife sweater. There is suppose to be a hood, but I decided to leave it so it looks like a sailors collar. The pattern called for size 13 needles, but I used size 11. The yarn I used was Premier Yarns Cotton Fair Solid.

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I am also working on Thigh High Stripes by Deborah Newton. I am using Knit Picks Palette yarn. I am letting the socks marinade because I am not sure about the green color. What do you think? I wonder if I should have a brighter green. 

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I also set another challenge for myself this year. I want to read 20 books in 2014. So far I have read 7 books. I just finished The Giver by Lois Lowry last night.

This was a strange book. 

I started The Maize Runner by James Dashner this morning. I am only 3 chapters in and love it so far. The movie comes out in September. Can’t wait to see it.

Well gotta go. Til next time and happy knitting.

A few things

Here are my finished objects for this week.

I have tons of cotton in my stash. I decided to crochet some dish clothes. The pattern is called Woven Stitch. The pattern can be found here. I love this pattern and it works up really fast.

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I have finished my Suke-Suke Cowl. It is on my blocking mats and can’t wait to wear it. The way the weather has been around here I should be able to wear it this week.

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Nothing new came off my Addi Kingsize. Maybe next week.

Til then.

 

Not Much Accomplished

I didn’t get much accomplished this last week. I don’t know what happened. The week just got away from me. I have been watching Youtube videos, that might be the problem, and found Margaret Olander. She is so inspirational and down to earth. She has several videos or parts of videos on using up some of her “Bits and Bobs”. Bits and Bobs are her opened skeins of yarn that she may have used a lot of or just a little bit of. I have decided to start using up mine. The first step was to go through and find the ones that were opened. Dang that was a job. I only went through 3 drawers. Out of the 3 drawers 2 drawers were opened skeins and I know have one drawer of brand new skeins. That is just the acrylic yarn. Oh well.

Here is another hat I made on the Addi Machine. It turned out ok. The yarn I used for the brim was a little lot fiddley. I made it work. Who ever gets this will love it.

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I am still working on my Suke-Suke Cowl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian. It is coming along and am on the last repeat. I am getting really nervous because I am going to have to drop stitches, on purpose, pretty soon. Maybe I will make a video of this happening. Then you all can share in my nervousness.

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Well that’s all. Til next time.

 

Busy Week

It has been so windy here. This is what it feels like when you try to walk outside. The wind gusts have been between 40-50 mph with a steady wind of around 20 mph. So tired of the wind.

Wind BlownOn another note. This is what I have gotten done this week.

Sunday I made two adult hats and one baby hat on my knitting machine.

 

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Another pair of Oma Slippers for charity.

 

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Two purple baby hats for charity.

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Here is a picture of both the purple baby hats setting on top of each other. I want you to notice they are not the same size. What is cray is that they are both made out of worsted weight yarn, same size from the pattern and same hook size. Not all worsted weight is the same. I believe the top hat is made out of Caron Simply Soft and the bottom hat is made from Vanna Choice.

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A Cute little baby set. I am in love with this new patter called the Galilee Booties by Tara Murray. The pattern is easy and comes out so stinking cute.

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I am also working on the Suke-Suke Cowl. I think I am really going to love this when I am finished. I love the yarn. It is Mountain Colors Crazyfoot and the color is called Harmony.

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Saturday Outing

This is the first weekend in a long time that my husband hasn’t had to work on a Saturday. We decided to go have lunch with his mom. We at lunch at one of my favorite places, Big B’s Beef. They are located in the old part of town called Delano. I love going down there. The people are so nice and the food is yummy. I should have taken a picture of the Gyro and fries I had. When I thought about it my sandwich was gone. It was great having a relaxing lunch and not having to be anywhere quickly.

Since we were down there Twist Yarn Shop is right next door. So of course we had to go in. I was looking for yarn to make the  Suke-Suke Cowl Pattern by Olga Buraya-Kefelian. Kirsten Singer over at Klever Knits shared this pattern the other day. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it.

This is what I walked out of the store with.

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I think it is going to be wonderful.

My husband found this yarn.

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It is 100% Mink. It is so soft. He suggested making a pair of gloves out of it. It is going to be wonderful.

Hope you all had a great relaxing Saturday.