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January 20, 2007

Wobbly Circles

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 I started knitting the Wobbly Circles tote from interweave knits Spring 06. I am using Patons classic merino. The background will be new denium and the circles leaf green, royal purple, grey and brown. I got those bobbins from knitting in la jolla way back in April in preparation for this project. I am not going to knit the front and back separate as instructed but rather knit in the round. Each row will be knit in a different direction knit or purl otherwise the strands from the intarsia will be on the wrong side of the motif. We'll see how it works

January 14, 2007

Embossed Leaves

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 Happy New Year!

Since I have been back to work after maternity leave (2 months) I have been sick about half the time. This includes the last week of the year that we get as vacation. I was really looking forward to exercising and getting some baby proofing done around the house during that time. My husband is super sleep deprived. We are just a complete wreck. On the bright side our son is happy and giggly. We switched from a preschool type day care with lots of kids to a home day care with about 5 kids. Maybe we won't get sick as much. Ha Ha. The doctor and everyone else said we will be sick for about 2 years and then be super immune. Ugg.

There has been some knitting! I finished the Embossed Leaves socks from Interweave Knits Winter 05 in Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino in colorway 300. I made the leg and foot shorter since I am so short. I used crystal palace bamboo double pointed needles size 2

My next project is Wobbly Circles Tote from IK Knits Spring 2006. I'll be using Patons Classic Merino that I have in my stash. I've never done intarsia so this will be a good first project since it gets felted in the end.

I like the idea that people are going to be knitting from their stash this year. I'm not planning on participating in this but I do want to use the yarn I have so I can buy new yarn for new projects and knit them while the excitement of planning and buying is still there. I find it is not as fun for me go into my supplies to make something I planned one or two or ten years ago.

cheerio!


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