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Saturday, April 30, 2005

Ball for the whole family!

While the oldest was attending a birthday party at the skating rink. The little guy and I picked up my new ball winder. I had no idea how handy that little bugger was going to be.

Did I mention it is rainy and blah today in MD. Really really blahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. :( Guess what saved the day!!! Mom's new ball winder!!!! :) Kept the kids occupied and quiet for a good 45 minutes. It would have most likely lasted longer had they not started to boss one another around.

Who'da thunk! **slaps forehead**

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Royal Ball Winder Fun for the Whole Family!

Friday, April 22, 2005

Yeah, I changed my blog's name and updated it a bit....

And, yes, I know I sound like I'm in a SNIT. It is because the damned internet explorer quit causing me to lose my entire entry.................No I refuse to re-type it even though I thought it was quite funny and entertaining. Sorry. **shrugs shoulders**

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Your opinions, please!!

I am so in love with this sweater!!! It is Debbie Bliss' Asymmetric ribbed top from her Cathay Pattern Book. I got some yummy black cathay yarn from Jannette's Rare Yarns. I *heart* Jannette's Rare Yarns. Okay, I *heart* Jannette's Rare Yarns a little too much.

Anyway, as I stated I love this Asymmetric ribbed top and added to my future projects list. I'm debating whether or not to make 3/4 length sleeves. While I will most likely roll these sleeves back when I'm at work, I'm thinking shorter sleeves might throw off the symmetry. What do you think?

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Sunday, April 17, 2005

What Kind of American English Do you Speak?

Your Linguistic Profile:

45% General American English

30% Yankee

25% Dixie

0% Midwestern

0% Upper Midwestern

Edit To Add: Visiting with friends in PA for the day. Have some yummy goodness to post and some progress shots of my latest WIP.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

I got it!! I got it!!!

I got the bookbookbookbook!! Yes, Amazon shipped Yarn Harlot's book earlier then they orginally stated!!! I can't wait to sit down tonight and start reading. I'll have Harlot sign it at Maryland's Sheep & Wool Festival next month!! : )

**HaPpY DaNcInG**

I got it, I got the bookbookbook!!
Woo Hoo!!
Yeah, yeah, yeah!!!!

Why yes I do have a toddler.
Why yes, we do routinely make-up songs when we are happy.
Is it obvious?

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

What do you think?

kLetter I

I saw this at PassionKnit's site who saw it on Chris' and Eileen's site and thought it would be fun. How does your name look?

Multi-directional Scarf and Stash Enhancement

Yes, hanging head in shame, I have yet again added to my yarn stash. I'm thinking I may have to take drastic measures to curb my yarn addiction. I'll ponder this awhile until my latest yarn orders arrive(Yarn Market & Knit Picks).......then I will contemplate the steps necessary to curtail this addiction. :P

Until then, behold.....
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Yummy Yumminess. Some Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille for the flower washcloths, Sugar n' cream in various colors for dish cloths, and Noro Silk Garden, No. 203 for Ruffles from Scarf Style. I can't wait to see the transition between colors while making the ruffles.
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Some lovely silky wool, color #14 which was originally destined to become a baby sweater and booties which is now thinking of becoming the Adrienne Vittadini's Sleeveless Top from Vogue Knitting's Spring/Summer 2004 issue. This switch is not definite as a AV Ballerina T-shirt has also cross through our line of vision.

And last (for now, lol) is our Multi-directional scarf done in Noro Kureyon #116 to match mittens done in same colorway. If I calculated my yardage correctly, there should also be enough yarn for a hat. Only time will tell.
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Just because I think they are so dern cute!!! My guys!!!
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