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First of all, I’d like to thank Sunsetseasanity (of the artismysanity blog) for the advice on the camera.  I had to play around with it (and turn off the ‘idiot proof settings’) but I think I can find the right light level now.  Next step will be to replace my tripod (lost with the last camera).

the beginning of my "YOU ARE THE CHOSEN ONE" square

Here’s the beginning of the square for the Chosen One project.  I’m using this to knit down stash, so it’s a hodgepodge of yarns.  I’ve got some old Lion Jiffy for the square, a little Cascade 220, Lion Trellis and some ‘mystery yarn’ held together for the letter.  I’m working a garter stitch border around the square, and a moss stitch border around the letter.  I’m knitting across the letter rather than bottom to top, so that I won’t have to break the yarn for the multiple parts of the H.  We’ll see if I’ve overcomplicated things, but so far, so good.  I’m half tempted to frog back and make the letter a bit bigger.  I’d better think on it a bit and keep working on something else  in the meantime.  I expect to be spending a chunk of time in a waiting room today, so I should get a fair amount done.

Current WIPS include the mini wrist warmers, the tea cozy and a cat bed made from recycled plastic bags.  The tea cozy is the most portable, so that’s probably what I’ll take with me.

Speaking of the Chosen One project, I just realized that I’d never posted the link to the KnitNotWar 10o0 project.  Check out the installation, it’s lovely.  My ten were all tan and brown.

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Haven’t won any of the previous contests, so here is another one. Purls Entwined is hosting a sock pattern giveaway (deadline is the 21st).

The cuffs are working well. I’ve gotten to the split for the thumb. I slipped six stitches onto waste yarn, and cast on fourteen with a reverse loop. I thought I’d be clever, and break the yarn then cast on with something particularly clever, but really messed myself up and went back to basics. Just one more set of ends to work in, right?

I’m knitting the new stitches in two by two rib, like the rest of the cuffs (did I even mention that before? They’re to match the socks) and decreasing every few rows. Seems to be working well so far. Still wish I had a camera…

Meanwhile, DH has asked for a hat. Unfortunately not one which looks like a pokeball, one he’d actually wear. So I’ve found a nice Raglan Hat pattern on Ravelry, and gotten some wool. Second WIP coming soon!

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Still working on the Mini-Cuffs.  I have to admit to watching ‘Being Human‘ and pausing repeatedly to try and figure out how long to make the finger end.  True, Mitchell goes for the half-fingered variety, and I’m doing this without, but I just like the general look.   I feel a bit odd knitting it finger to wrist, but we’ll see how it works (I can always frog, right?)

Along those lines, the Being Human Ravelry Group is considering a knit-along of Tea-By-The-Sea’s Grannies Traditional Tea Cosy (as the best match for one in Season Three. It looks like fun to me.

Didn’t win any of the previously posted giveaways (at least, not those whose winners have been announced). There’s another pattern naming contest I’ve entered, this one is at Ropeknits, and the winner will be announced on February 17th.

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Lotsa Giveaways!

Not at all yarny, but I just wanted to mention the giveaway for “Room” from the North of 49 blog (winner chosen on the 13th).  On the the other hand, MayBea Crafted’s “name that hat” contest is very yarnivorous, the prize being a pattern (winner announced on the 14th). Krafti-Kit has a Knit Circus giveaway (winner chosen on the 13th).  Final one (for a yummy pattern and yarn) on photo.knit.blog (deadline is the 14th).

 

The improvised mini-cuffs are coming along well, if slowly.  I’m working knuckle – down, and still trying to figure out what I want to do when I get to the thumb.  OTOH the cast on is really stretchy, and the tube would easily work above or below the thumb, so I know I’m not going to worry about gusseting or casting on a ton of stitches and decreasing to get to the wrists.

Still no camera, though.  It’s around here somewhere (or I’ll just put one on my birthday wishlist…)

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Still no camera, but I’ve finished the On Your Toes socks.  I made them with about two inch cuffs because 1) I’m impatient, and 2) I really don’t like wearing long socks.   I’m very happy with them, and have enough of the KnitPicks yarn to make mini wrist warmers to match (which I’ve cast on already).  The pattern called for a sewn bind off, but Interweave didn’t give directions which differentiate between knit and purl stitches, so I used Jenny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off instead, and am very happy with the results.

After reading “Making Mathematics with Needlework” I’m totally confused about the way I form knit stitches – I knit Continental, but am I wrapping backwards? Now I’m not sure, so I’m trying to change my technique a bit with the mini wrist warmers. We’ll see how that goes.

There’s a sock yarn giveaway at Knit 1 Blog One (I went for the Malabrigo, because I don’t have any).

There’s also a fabulous giveaway at Implausible Yarn. Yes, the prizes are fabulous (I chose the Royal Lama Silk), but the question is too.

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