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    Knitting

    I have the honor to knit a crib blanket in anticipation of my new cousins arrival this October. I’m excited for my favorite cousin (who is more like a sister to me) and her new little bundle.  I’m just bummed I won’t be able to meet her right away. We will have a lot going on around that same time, but hopefully early next year I’ll finally get to visit.   For this blanket, I’m using Purl Soho’s free pattern.  It uses 100% Merino Wool and it is the softest yarn I’ve ever worked with.  Being a newbie knitter, I’m beginning to understand that the quality of yarn truly makes…

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    Scrap Blanket

    I finally picked up the scrap throw blanket I started months ago.  Progress was fast at first, but eventually my other interests took hold and my needles took a backseat for months.  I decided to pick them back up last night to finish the yellow ball of yarn.  I only have one more ball of scrap yarn left and it won’t be enough to finish the blanket so I plan to head to my local craft store for new color.  Other than that, I hope to finish this bad boy soon!!  I have a goal peeps and dang-it, I WILL finish this blanket before fall.  (Luckily fall doesn’t hit until…

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    It wasn’t meant to be.

    One day I looked down at Rori and saw a gaping hole staring back at me. I don’t know what happened, but out of all the hats I have knitted, the one that came out the best, has unthreaded.  This hat has been worn a lot over the past year and when Rori put it on one day, as she always does even if it is hot, I noticed it had come undone.  Currently, the hat gathers dust sitting on my shelf, however, if anyone knows if this can be fixed and can link me to a tutorial of some sort, I would be very grateful! Hold up.  I’m not…

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    Reads & Knits

    I was caught in that situation again, where I place a hold on all of the books I want to read at the library, and then they all arrive at the same time.  I always feel rushed to read them when this happens.  One book is mine and I recently finished it.  Bubba is now reading it and finds it as enjoyable as I did.   Here is the list of the books: The Dirty Life French Kids Eat Everything Jesus>Religion – Finished/great book to read.  The White Queen  I am almost finished with, The Dirty Life; I just started the, French Kids Eat Everything; I’m about a quarter of…

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    a hat for yarn along

    I finally started knitting Nathan’s hat for this winter.  He has been asking about it on a regular basis, which tells me that he anxiously waiting for me to finish.  I decided to go with the Big Easy pattern that Ginny used.  The pattern is exactly as the title describes it; easy.  It’s the type of pattern that I can work on while doing other things.  It doesn’t require as much concentration as some of the others I’ve knitted.  I can stop at anytime and be able to pick it up without questioning what stitch I am on.  As the saying goes–So far, so good. Pic Source Currently I am…