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Shawl I begin?

I keep putting off starting a shawl, not because I don’t want to, but because I can’t seem to find empty needles to begin it. I found the solutions. Buy more needles. Now I can start many more projects, maybe finish some too.

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Emma’s purple hat of curls

How did you do this??? I had to laugh when my 5-year-old daughter blurted this out upon examining the hat I was knitting.  I had just pulled out a skein and was knitting on a whim when this apparently magical creation began to form.  She loves her purple hat with curls.  Well, not actual curls, but cables.  I do like her description better but it might be because I am partial to her.  The pattern is originally intended for babies and knit with dk yarn, but I changed it up and grabbed my size 9 needles and whipped out some worsted weight yarn.  I love the results, better yet my daughter loves the results.  I wish I had snapped a picture of her walking into Michael’s with her purple sweater dress, courtesy of Justice and coincidentally matching purple cable knit hat.  The stop was of course for the convenience of their restrooms and the lovely yarn we just had to walk past on our way out.  We couldn’t use the restroom without purchasing something, and my older daughter, Ruth, really wants her own hat, so yarn HAD to be purchased, really.  With my husband’s help, he found his way in to browse and of course purchase some dipping pens, nibs and ink, ( He will have to get his own blog to explain that obsession. ) Ruth was able to find the correct yarn.  It was choosing a color that consumed most of the time, which shade of pink would be best??  Needless to say, she is happy to see her pink hat cast on my needles and hopefully, patiently awaits its finish.   I hope she likes her pink hat of curls!

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knitting betrayal

I finished my hospital stay crocheting. I had to put down my knitting needles to pick up a simpler stitch, hoping the medication, wouldn’t prevent me from following the pattern. It was a nice break from knitting, and seemed to be easier on my hand with the IV. I did find the pattern in my knitting book so it was not a complete betrayal. The pattern is a nice simple lacy hat for a baby. Fun to crochet with quick results….just what my short attention span. Almost as short as this post.

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No time to knit!

A day when I actually had no time to knit.  I didn’t think I would ever see it.  I am incredibly thankful that I was on my feet so much today and so busy that I could not take up one of my many projects and knit away.  I almost grabbed my yarn and needles on my way to the parade in town, but was so late I didn’t have time to get them.  I am burnt, I am tired and my feet are a good kind of sore.  We went to the parade in town.  We made sandwhiches loaded with toppings.   We cleaned up a lot of the house.  We, on a whim, headed to Lake Michigan.  A fun, busy, and oddly restful day.  I am feeling my old self returning as I am able to walk around more.  Fortunately for me, the old self includes a lot of knitting, just not today.

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