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late night knitting

I couldn’t sleep, so I decided to knit. I’ve been working on Otto by Ysolda. Its the first real project I’ve done on dpn’s (I KNOW!) so its been a bit of getting used to. Also, I’ve been using Caron simply soft , which is fine for some things, but its tendency to split makes it a pain when working on something foreign. So I finished the head and started the body, but I’ve made so many mistakes from the directions not being clear to me, and from the yarn, so I think I’m going to call this first one a dry run and get some “proper yarn” to make a real one. This is for my mother for Christmas, so I don’t want it to be shoddy.

I find myself wanting to knit something for myself. For the past several months, all I’ve knit are things for other people, which is fine, but I’m a bit of a selfish knitter, so I need something for me. However, along with the bear, and the dishcloths I still need to do, I’m not sure when I’ll get to that. Of course, the dishcloths can be done in no time.

Its Thanksgiving week, though, and that will tear me away from knitting. I need to clean the house, get fixings for Thanksgiving dinner and cooking it. Then its straight into decorating for Christmas. Tis the season to make you go ARGH!

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Its a start

Last night was another night of no sleep for me. I’ve got too many projects and worries hanging over my head that sometimes I just can’t settle down. Personal problem, I know.

This night, instead of playing on the computer, I broke out the needles, grabbed some yarn and got started on one of my Christmas gifts. And its nearly finished! Its a simple k1p1 rib scarf so it should be quick, but I figured I would fall asleep for sure. If I keep up at this rate I can probably get everything done in less than a week. That is, once all of the yarn arrives. Still thinking dishcloths (and cookies of course) for neighbors. One plain, and one Christmas, maybe.

I feel good about getting this blog started! Finally!

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It figures.

It figures that as soon as I’m ready to start a-knittin’ again, I slice the hell out of my thumb. Its getting better so I think It might be time to start that Christmas knitting. No, I don’t have a lot of it luckily, but I do have some. One I want to do brioche knitting, but maybe that’s kind of silly to try to learn while working on a Christmas gift.

Last year I didn’t knit any specific gifts, but I did do a lot of Christmas related knitting. I knit a big snowman, who is rather lopsided. I also knit a gaggle of little snowmen. They were fun and fairly easy to knit, Except that since I’d just picked up knitting again, my stitches were tight and hard to work with at the start. Plus I used to have a fear or knitting anything small, because it was, well, small is hard, right? No, not so much.

I gave away the gaggle of snowmen to neighbors along with fresh, home baked cookies. Don’t you wish you were my neighbor?

I’ve considered doing dishcloths for the neighbors this year. If I’m going to do that, I’d better get cracking. Only 77 days until Christmas!

Seventy-seven days? Sheesh!

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