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Saturday, September 24, 2005

What about love?


525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear.
525,600 minutes - how do you measure,
measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets,
in midnights, in cups of coffee. In
inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.
In 525,600 minutes - how do you
measure a year in the life?
How about love? How about love?
How about love? Measure in love.
Seasons of love.

525,600 minutes! 525,000 journeys to plan.
525,600 minutes - how can you measure
the life of a woman or man?

In truths that she learned, or in times that he cried.
In bridges he burned, or the way that she died.

Its time now to sing out, tho the story never
ends let's celebrate remember a year in the life of friends.
Rememberthe love! Remember the love! Remember
the love! Measure in love. Seasons of love!
Seasons of love.

Heard this song the other day; really made me think. In my opinion in the end all that matters is Love; the Love you gave; the Love you showed; the love you sacrificed..........some knitting going on just to keep one from losing their mind.

Work continues on the pinwheel blanket.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

One,'s confirmed

I MUST report for Jury Duty Selection tomorrow! :(

Initially I tried to put a positive spin on things. I mean I have been laid off since the first of August. It would be nice to get out and mix it up with some adults for the day. Ones who could possibly have an interest in something other than Nintendogs, Yu-gi-oh, Teen Titans, SpongeBob, etc......(I'm sure you can follow where I'm going).

Imagine my horror as I'm listening to the voice recording stating that my number, lucky number 042, has been picked and summoned to appear when I hear, NO KNITTING NEEDLES are allowed!!!! What!!!! I can travel on an airplane to anywhere in the United States or abroad, for that matter, but there ain't gonna be no knittin' in the court house of Charm City. Unbelievable.

Dang it now I won't be able to continue to work on this. At the rate I'm going the baby will be full grown.

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Pinwheel Baby Blanket
Wool in the Woods
Helix 97% Cotton/3% Nylon
Sundance Colorway
Started 9/5/05

The Fall Knitty's Up!

I love love love this issue. There are so many things I want to knit.

Like this, this and this.

I am seriously loving blackberry by Jennifer Thurston; thinking of splurging for the yarn. Which would be an extraordinary feat since I am currently unemployed; but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

Go check it out!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Sisters and hand knits

I finished my sister's OSW prior to our birthday!!! That in itself is a miracle here at CCK. Usually knitted goods are gifted after the holiday/birthday/special day, etc. However, this year I completed her b-day gift well in advance. Okay let's not even go into the fact that it is only a OSW; that it only takes, at the most, a skein of yarn and not much time to knit if we really wanted to break it down. Which we don't. All that matters is that she, my sister, loved it. There was the matter of it being a bit tight under the arm, so in the future I'm going to try the sleeves with circs or not go down a needle size as we wouldn't want to cut off anyone's circulation. Oh did I mention due to the fact that it was a bit snug under the arms (okay one arm to be exact), I guilted myself into buying and making this for her also as a belated birthday gift. I just must like being late, behind, and stressed!!!

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Thursday, September 01, 2005

Anyone else lov'in this sweater?

Cyclamen Wrap Sweater from Rebecca 30
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It calls for GGH Solitaire, 500.  500 what? Meters? Yards?  etc.

This is my first Rebecca pattern and I'm somewhat nervous as I've heard people state their pattern directions aren't the clearest. Wish me luck.

Hmmm......wonder if I can find a comparable yarn at Elann or Knit Picks.

Okay did a search of GGH's what Muench Yarns has to say about it.

Solitaire has a new not so common component called Elite. Elite is a lycra type stretch nylon which gives the yarn lots of memory. This yarn is suitable for form fitting, waist hugging Rebecca sweaters. A wonderful way for us to show off our girlish figures.

Note: due to the stretchabilty, patterns calling for this yarn will be hard to substitute! Use the original, use Solitaire.

Item #: Solitaire
Stitches to the inch: 5
Material: 44%merino wool 43%polyester 13%elite
Weight per skein: 50g
Needle Size: 7-9

Okay now I will be a stressed out mess. Do I use the Solitaire or attempt to substitute?