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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Mommy's lil Pirate

Boy does time fly......I think I started this blog going on about a Pirate Sweater I was making for my little guy. There wasn't much in way of progress this past year; in fact I put it down once I didn't make his 4th birthday day deadline. Then his 5th birthday pasted and I saw it rolled up in my knitting basket. We had a burst of cold weather here in Maryland and I thought to myself I should finish that sweater so the little one can get some wear out of it. Well I started chugging along and had a seaming photo to show you last week but never got around to posting the picture.

Well, I was recently bitten by the knitting bug and have been ever so diligent at finding moments to knit. Lo behold, the Pirate sweater was seamed in no time. Finished just in time for the little guy to wear it to his Pee Wee Pirates Club at Church tonight. I don't think everyone enjoyed the authenticity of the skull and crossbones but you couldn't wipe the smile off my little guy's face.

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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Lookie..lookie......KNITTIN' GOODIES!!!!!

I decided to take a bit of money that Uncle Sam refunded me and buy a few things I've had my eye on.

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Sensation Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch - because it is all about the SOCKS!!!

50 baby booties to knit by Zoe Mellor - because they are so dang cute.

4 balls of Rowan wool cotton, which is to die for, in a cream, black, limey, and gray colors (don't have the time to list actual shade name or number - quick post as I'm going into job #2 in about 20 minutes) for the WE CALL THEM PIRATES hat. I know the boys will just love it.

A spaceboard from PatternWorks.

And a little lambie because it was so ADORABLE!!!

I've noticed I'm all about small and portable projects at the moment; scarves, booties, socks, fingerless gloves, etc. I feel like I don't really have time for larger projects with my schedule and get a bit down because it seems like I take forever to finish them.

So I'm gonna rock out a few small projects and get my knittin' grove going again. Then maybe I'll move onto a tank or a summer sweater as there usually isn't much to them....slowly building up to doing my Rouge or Kharalund. :)