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( Oct. 17th, 2009 03:01 pm)
The lacy cable cap I was driving myself crazy about:

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( Oct. 14th, 2009 11:52 am)
I've been working on this cap for what seems like forever. I've screwed up, ripped back and screwed up again many times. I found an error in the pattern and the designer fixed it and I STILL messed up.

At least this time, I have a lifeline in so I didn't have to rip back to the beginning. But damn, it's frustrating. I decided to put it down for a bit and start on Christmas presents for the kids in my family (Brianna, my friends daughter; Cassie, Jared and Noah, my "grandkids".)

I'm making this for Brianna. She loves her American Girl doll, so having matching sweaters will be cute. I don't know if I'll be able to finish the child sweater in time, though, since the pattern is more advanced than I'm used to. I've just gotten to the part where I have to knit from two skeins at a time on the doll sweater, and it's a bit intimidating. Plus, it's thin yarn, so the bigger sweater will take a long time.

For Cassie, I have some of that crazy, fluffy fun yarn to make a scarf. That I can bang out in less than a day. Jared is getting a bag to tote his toys around in. I'm not sure about Noah, since he's just a baby...maybe I'll attempt my first toy. Or some kitschy Xmas thing.

When did knitting become my life? LOL
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( Oct. 8th, 2009 09:51 am)
I am so thankful that I remembered to put in a lifeline for the lace and cables cap I'm knitting. I got mixed up and started knitting the wrong row, and my attempt at going back to where I screwed up failed. I only had to rip out 8 rows, rather than the whole thing. If I'd had to start from the beginning, AGAIN, I'd have just quit.

We're planning on attending Atlanta Pagan Pride Day this Saturday. It'll be my first time to Atlanta since we moved here, and Will's first experience with public paganism. Should be fun. I hope to hook up with [profile] oakthorne while we're there...and hopefully [personal profile] brock_tn, if he's going. I'm looking forward to seeing Emerald Rose play; I haven't seen them in years.

Now, I have to go research window replacement companies. We've been waiting on a window for the front bedroom since we moved in, but it turns out that the company that did the original estimate has gone out of business, so our landlady said to just get it done and take the cost out of our rent. I hope to be able to also get some screens for the upstairs windows. They're not the kind of window that takes a standard screen, so hopefully we can get some and I can open the windows for some fresh fall air.
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( Aug. 21st, 2009 05:25 pm)
IT'S DONE!!! I finished Will's Dr. Who scarf. And yes, I know it sort of matches my rug LOL.



Yep, I sure am grateful.
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( Aug. 13th, 2009 09:11 pm)
Lion Brand yarn just made all of their patterns free. And I log in to look and this caught my eye:




Wow. I'm not skilled enough to make it right now, but the pattern is saved...and my keyboard is wet from drool.
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I made this set for my friend's daughter, due to turn 8. I hope she likes it. The yarn gave me problems when I first bought it, but now that I know how to work with it, I just might need to make a hat for myself. This bald head gets a bit cold...and it's a nice and cushy warm hat.


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( Jan. 7th, 2009 03:42 pm)
I just a letter from Social Security giving me a temporary password code so I can set up direct deposit, change information, etc.

It says to make sure I've received my notice of benefit payment or first payment before registering this password.

Ummmm...I have received any notice of benefit payment or anything. Am I to assume I've been approved? The website says that a decision has been made and I will be notified by mail.

I wonder if the two letters got crossed, and the approval letter is forthcoming. I can't imagine why I'd get this if I haven't been approved.

Believe me, I will be checking the mail DAILY. Cross your fingers for me, folks...


Oh, and I've officially become a knit freak. I got bored with the Dr. Who scarf (11 feet of garter stitch, holy shit), so I'm taking a break to make something for my friend's daughter. It's still a scarf, but I'll be attempting to cable and have a pretty rainbow colored skein, since I don't know what her favorite color is. Should be interesting, and I now have 2 projects pending.

Nuts.
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