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First Day

Well, it wasn’t a total disaster! I was certainly nervous, but things went better than I thought. And hopefully I’ll be even better tomorrow.

On the knitting front, I didn’t manage to finish that sock over the weekend.

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As you can see, I’m barely past the heel. I’m going to plug along on it and hopefully I’ll finish soon.

I’m also working on that blanket, but there isn’t much progress to show, so I haven’t bothered with the picture, but I’m hoping that will be done soon as well.

Other than that, it was a long day, and I’ll have to get used to them again, but hopefully it was the first day of many days to come.

Don’t worry, the blogs not going anywhere. Progress on projects might just be a little slower than it has been though. :)

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2014 in Knitting, Socks

 

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And So It Ends

No, not the blog. But my unemployment.

As I mentioned in my post on Monday, I was hired for my first post-graduation job. Thus, this is my last weekend of “freedom”. Honestly, I’m not going to miss having that much time on my hands. Yes, I got an awful lot of knitting done, but I was beginning to go a litter stir crazy. I’m the kind of person who needs structure in my life and having a job will provide that.

That being said, my days of going to the Tuesday knit group, and going to my LYS’s Friday group three hours early, are over. I said my goodbye’s this week, and I went to my LYS 3 hours early and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Don’t worry, I’m still going to be crating! I’m excited for Monday, but also nervous. I’m going to have to wear a few different hats for this position, and I’m hoping to get a handle on things pretty quickly.

As for my weekend goals, well, my mom and I are going to lunch tomorrow to celebrate the fact that I got hired, and I’m planning to finish a sock that I’ve had on the needles for what seems like forever., and to work on that baby blanket that I mentioned last post. Beyond that, I’m going to enjoy myself and relax.

Here’s to hoping that everything goes well! And I hope everyone has a good weekend. :)

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2014 in Knitting, Socks

 

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News

So, tonight’s blog post was originally going to be about how I’m working on a baby blanket for my cousins. And that I’m writing the crochet pattern myself. And then, it was going to be about how I GOT A JOB! And all of the jazz around that.

But then I heard that Robin Williams committed suicide.

The movies and comedy he did were a huge part of my childhood. Aladdin (though I don’t actually like that movie), Flubber, Mrs. Doubtfire, Peter Pan, Jumanji, Dead Poets Society, those are the movies that shaped us 90s kids. I was shocked to hear about his death. He’s only slightly older than my parents and it was just a huge surprise. Depression is a horrible thing. We’ll know the details in the coming days and weeks and we can only remember a person who brought so much joy to others, all the while fighting his own demons.

PS:Yes, I did get a job today! I got hired to start on Monday. More about that and the blanket later this week.

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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FO: Summer Mystery Knit A Long 2014

It’s done!

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I figure by now I don’t need to worry to much about spoilers. I’m most definitely not the first person to have finished the shawl. :)

It’s not as large as I thought it would be. It’s hard to tell in the picture because I laid it on the floor. It’s more of a shawlette rather than a full size shawl. At least at the size I made it. I could have probably made it bigger, as I didn’t use all of the skein, but as I was using the same stuff the designer did, I wasn’t sure I’d have too much leeway. But, surprise! I did!

I haven’t blocked it yet, since I just cast off tonight. But overall I’m happy with the result.

The only modification I did was going up a needle size from US3 to a US4.

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2014 in Accessories, Knitting

 

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Drive-by Blogging

It’s late, I’m tired, it’s a Friday, but I wanted to let you folks know about how both the MKAL and the sock are doing.

Still working my way up the foot of the sock.

I’m 3 pattern repeats away from being done with clue 2, which is funny, because clue 3 comes out in the morning. I’m too tired at this point however, to finish the three repeats up before I go to bed.

did go to the Knit and Crochet Show in Manchester NH today. It was fun, I went with someone from one of the knitting groups I attend, there was a fashion show, I got to see a yarn dyer I know (and see a shawl that I knit for them on display) and I bought 2 patterns. I was good though, no yarn.

So have some pictures from the Show today (which, by the way, is there all weekend). Oh yeah, and there was yarn bombing!

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I’m off to bed!

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2014 in Crochet, Knitting

 

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Ribbit

If you can’t guess from the title…. the sock came out.

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I slept on it Friday night and on Saturday I made the decision to start pulling it out. It was simply way to big and was never going to fit right, so I’m going to try it again.

I’ve gotten the toe finished and I’m working my way up the foot again. This time I’m not going to follow my numbers blindly and I’m going to try it on as I go so that it actually fits. At this point I’m not worried about the stripes matching as I am the darn thing just fitting my foot!

And of course, clue 2 came out for the MKAL I’m doing, but I didn’t get it printed out until today, and I’ve only got 2 repeats of that section of the pattern done because I helped someone move on Saturday (so like NO knitting time then) and then on Sunday I was so sore that I couldn’t even really bring myself to knit. Oh and I had an optometry appointment. I don’t need new glasses! That’s always good to know. Because, I do actually have glasses, but I don’t wear them as nearly as much as I should, but my script didn’t change so I’m not going to worry about it.

I think that’s about it for tonight! A sock was frogged, then started again, and I’m working on clue 2. There’ll definitely be a spoiler post later this week!

 

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FO: Cotton Candy Socks (Kind Of)

So, I can apparently knit a sock in less than 3 days. However, it doesn’t match.

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Somehow, though I used the exact same yarn, on the exact same needles, knit them back to back with no break in between, AND they’re the exact same number of stitches (yes I triple counted), the second sock is bigger (it’s the one on the right). Don’t quite know how that happened. I’m debating ripping back, because, honestly, it’s too big. I’m not sure what to do. I’m really not. But I’m not happy with it. I’m leaning towards ripping it out. I’ll probably decide over the weekend. At least I know that I won’t need more yarn, since it’s supposed to be SMALLER.

But really, ripping it out would mean ripping out the whole sock, because it doesn’t match all the way down to the toe. I guess I just kind of ignored the fact that something wasn’t quite right, when, when I finished the toe decreases, I’d already moved onto another color where on the first one I hadn’t yet. But of course, I just blithely carried on and now I’m stuck with two socks of different proportions.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

For now, I’m going to sleep on it. I’m getting up early so that I can watch the new episode of Sailor Moon Crystal live (it’s 6AM my time). Have I mentioned recently I’m a total nerd?

PS: I organized yarn today! And cleaned. But the yarn is prettier. :)

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