Talk about lame…

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It’s been what?  Uh let’s see, ten months?  Whoa, ten months since my last post.  Wow.  What is up with that?  I even stopped commenting.  I sure didn’t stop reading though.  Or knitting for that matter.  =)  But wow, ten months.  Yup lame.  Well, uh, I’m back. Knitting content in a bit when I have pictures.  I am working on Helena from Knitty and I LOVE it.  Seriously, I will be back. =)

lame lame lame lame…

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Yep, that would be me. I haven’t touched this blog in over two months. Ugh. Sorry about that. I kind of unknowingly took the summer off from blogging and knitting. As I was telling Tarilyn this morning in her comments, I TOTALLY need to get my knitting mojo back. Don’t get me wrong I have been starting a bunch of things, but finishing them? Yeah, not so much. I will start all gung ho and then totally lose interest. Oh I have finished some things. Like these

Baby gull wing sweater. A pattern that I got from my MIL a couple of years ago:
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I also managed to do two dish clothes for the dish rag tag:
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I did one at work and another one before heading to the post office the next day. Our team came in second place!! WooHoo. Go team XDR! =)

But really? That is all I have for FOs right now. How sad is that? Now with summer over and the kids back in school I am hoping to get back to my knitting and to blogging here.

I did manage to FINALLY get to Purl Diva in Brunswick Maine. Oh my gooodness. We had headed up that way on Saturday to see the Naval Air Show, but it was raining really hard so what better thing to do then stop in to see her shop. TK had said we would stop by after the air show but uhm yeah I knew it was going to be after four and she closes at four. It was raining! I had the perfect excuse!! =) I got to meet Ms Diva herself and Loki! Yes I was excited, yes I acted like quite the dork which is why I don’t usually say anything when I meet someone whose blog I read. TK outted me the fink. =) Then again she figured it out when I knew who Loki was. Lame dork yes that would be me. =) :::E, it was great meeting you and talking with you. Thanks for letting me geek out in your shop and smoosh on Loki. =) As for TK, ignore him, most people do. ~grin~ I will definitely be back in a couple of weeks when my MIL is in town!::: And don’t think for one minute that I walked out of there empty handed. Oooh no. I walked out of there with Lorna’s Laces in Sherbert colorway and Regia Sock yarn in Gryffindor colorway. Anyhow, if you ever find yourself up in Brunswick, Maine, her shop is a MUST stop by.

Right now I am working on Knitty’s Foliage hat, and I LOVE it. I am using Malbrigo’s Purple Mystery in worsted weight. Love it. ~whew~

Ok it’s Monday, I have had my first cuppa and now I am off to organize my kitchen! Don’t you wish you were me. Have a great week!

Of course

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So, yesterday after being a complete snot and fussing about not getting my yarn from KnitPicks, I of course received it in the mail.  I got Shadows in the Jewels color way.jewels.jpg

I love it.  It is sooo gorgeous and sofffft.  Now, I need to decide which beads I want to use with it.  I chose two colors one is a light bluish color and the others are dark iridescent color.  I am thinking the dark.  I would post pics of them on here for your opinion BUT danged if I can find where I put the suckers.

So, with that I am off to look for my beads and wind up the yarn.  Hopefully I can get started on MS3 today.  If not then, definitely tomorrow. =)  Go me.

What?

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How in the heck did it get to be July 16th already? Seriously. When exactly did that happen? Sheesh. I have been super busy though. Summer is the time of birthdays for us, with one in June, three in July and one in August. Oh yeah summer time is busy busy busy birthday time.

That doesn’t mean that I haven’t been knitting because believe me I have. I am also in Emily’s Dish Rag Tag which starts August first. I have been on Ravelry fooling around on there. I don’t have any friends which is rather sad and pathetic and the fact that I just realized this makes it funny. =)

I also signed up for MS3 but haven’t gotten my yarn yet. I ordered it from KnitPicks on June 29th, like a dork I put in the wrong exp date for my credit card so it didn’t get sent out until July 3rd and dang it if I am still waiting. I called KnitPicks and I was told they had 10-15 days before they would consider it lost. Call me crazy but uhm here it is July 15th and I still don’t have the yarn. The customer rep said I had until July 19th. It’s weird I have ordered from them before and I always get it super fast. Just bah, I really want to get started on the MS3 and it’s frustrating. I know I could use some yarn out of my stash or heck run up to Korner Knitters up the road but I really fell for the yarn I found on KP. Bugger, I hate waiting. =)

So, if you are on Ravelry friend me so I don’t look quite so pathetic! =) I am the one with cake icing in her hair marking off on the calendar when school starts again.

Little Bunny F00 F00

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I am in the middle of making a cute striped cardigan for HRH out of cotton ease but gawd knows it is going on forever, miles of stockinette interspersed with rows of garter, not so very exciting. Feh. So I searched for a quickie project and decided to do the Bunny Tail hat out of Ittty Bitty Hats, sorry to lazy to link, link in last post. =) It was easy, but for a quickie project, it took me a week to do simply because I just haven’t had time to sit down and knit. But it came out cute and I am rather happy with it. =)

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Bunny Tail Hat from Itty Bitty Hats
Size 7 DPNs
Bernat Satin in white

Sorry for the bad light, it has decided to stay cloudy and rainy here today. Feh

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For all of those who should never be forgotten. They fight for us and our Country. Happy Memorial Day.

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Where have I been, huh? I got an invite for Ravelry and that is where I have been spending most of my computer time. I love it, so much to see and do. I am still fiddling with it but I am having fun with it.

I am actually knitting believe it or not. Right now I am working on a striped cardi that I found on Li0nBr@nd’s website in Cotton Ease ::which I love:: in lime colorway. I am also working on the BunnyTail hat from the Itty Bitty Hats book. The weather has been so nice here though that I haven’t wanted to be inside knitting but rather outside running and playing with the monsters. I do have to work later today so I am off to enjoy some time with my family, enjoy some burgers off the grill, and say a silent blessing for those who can’t be with their family and friends today. Happy Memorial Day.

Yessssss!

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Spring it seems is finally here in Maine!! Yay!  It is absolutely glorious outside and I HATE having to go to work with it so nice out.  As it is I had to call out twice last week for strep throat.  Yes, yours truly had strep throat.  Dare I say it was awful!!  Just bleh!  But, I’m so much better now.

So onto the knitting!!  Last Tuesday a friend of mine from work asked me to make a hat for a baby girl that her friend just had.  OOHHH  YES!! I wasn’t up to speed on knitting baby hats when HRH was born, I was still mostly working on looooong scarves and baby blankets, so this was a treat!  I made the upside down daisy hat from the book Itty Bitty Hats .  I absolutely love this book.  I have made two of the little boys hats in it so far but was thrilled to be able to make one of the cutesy girlie ones.

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The booties were a really really simple pattern I found somewhere on the ‘net.  I have been wanting to make booties for ever.  Or at least try to knit some.  Everyone at work around me is either having a baby or knows someone who is having a baby.

I finished the pinwheel blanket for J’s new nephew.  I of course forgot to take a picture of it.  J  says that he will get a picture of G w/his new blankie as soon as he can.  I didn’t make the blanket huge, mostly because I was getting bored and running out of  yarn.  I figure it’s the perfect size for a car blanket.  Hopefully G will like it.

Well I am off to soak up some sun and weed some of my front gardens.  I am dying to do some major revamping in there.  Hopefully this weekend. =)