Charm City Knits

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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Yarn Porn

Yarn Porn being shown on my "stash" page.

Anyone interested in buying or in a trade please email me at lanns820 at hotmail dot com.


Sunday, August 28, 2005

Stash for Sale or Trade!!!!

I've created a Charm City Knits Stash page here at the old blog. I'll be going through my yarn stash this week and listing anything that I don't feel I'll use. Come back later this week and take a look; you might find something that catches your fancy! :)

Friday, August 26, 2005

I just want to FINISH something!!!!!!

I won't, can't go into the number of projects I have on the needles attempting to "get gauge" or the yarn patiently waiting to be made into something. I haven't finished (begun) any of the summer projects I planned and now I'm thinking about winter knitting. Scarves and soft, warm and yummy sweaters! Rosedale United, Ribby Cardi, Klaralund, Mariah etc....All the luscious yarn and patterns I set aside this Spring to begin Summer knits. Summer knits, lol; not a one done. Except for my sister's OSW and my niece's bag. Of course, my lovely silk
clapotis is just sitting there, looking at me accusingly. I love love love this yarn and I love the pattern but I'm not sure if I love them together. Of course this was my fourth or fifth yarn buy for the Clapotis pattern. I'm sure it's not the pattern or the yarn, it's me. I had a horrible time setting up the rows; and diligently worked until you dropped the first stitches and now it sits. A little voice in my mind says finish it, you'll feel better. Another voice says buy some neutral yarn; you'll actually use it more. And yet another voice says take that yummy silk and turn it into a lovely summer shell, tank, OSW, anything that you'll wear/use more than Clapotis as you'll hardly wear it because it matches nothing in your wardrobe. **confused** Oh what to do................:(

Friday, August 05, 2005

Frog or not to frog; that is the question?

Things moving along on this little number.
It is a gift for "she who will not be named". Not sure if she reads this blog and want it to be a surprise. Of course, if she does read the blog, then it is a no brainer especially due to the color.
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Anyways, I'm not sure what to do. Frog or wing it!?!? I mean it isn't too horribly noticeable is it? However leaving it goes against every fiber of my being. What do you think? Suggestions anyone? I thought about dropping stitches and picking them back up to straighten out the mess, but because of all of the kfkb stitches; I'm a little scared and afraid I'd make a HUGE mess. Frogging is an option but I'm so close to completion I can taste it. Oh what to do, what to do.

Do you see it?

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How about now?.

Maybe I'll just work a few more rows and attempt to convince myself that it doesn't exist. Yeah, like the job I had until I was let go;apparently we were no longer a fit. After seven years we no longer fit............Never mind I refuse to think about it.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

I decided that it was perfectly fine to buy me a birthday present. More specifically YARN baby!! I also picked up this little number.

I'm planning on knitting it in Jaeger Trinity. The main color in Clay and the trim in Sunny.

And lookie, lookie what has already arrived in the mail.

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Here's a close-up of the yarn.
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