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oh nooooooooo!

by Michelle on July 6, 2008

I’ve been zooming right along on my Flower Scarf. It looks great!

Then, on the way to the coast this afternoon, I RAN OUT OF YARN. 🙁 🙁 🙁


Anyone have any leftover Claudia Handpainted fingering in the “Oops” colorway? I don’t need much!

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guess what I did tonight…

by Michelle on June 27, 2008

Flower Scarf

Awww, they’re even cute all bunched up and floating in water. Look:

Flower Scarf

I was going to take a picture of them all pinned out, but was interrupted by dinner. And then it got dark. I’ll try to remember to get a shot before I unpin them.

I think they’ll be dry by morning, which means I can start sewing them together tomorrow! And then do the edging! I think this project will be done very soon. 😀

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the scale lies

by Michelle on June 26, 2008

Flower Scarf

This is what led me to believe I might be able to get 25–or close to 25–flowers from my skein of Claudia Handpainted Fingering yarn. Today I finished the 15th flower, though, and there’s only a teeny tiny bit of yarn left. Hmph. Oh well, 15 will make a nice scarf length, leaving my second skein for the edging that goes all around the flowers.

Here they all are, unblocked and in a pile:

Flower Scarf

I’m going to try to get them blocked tomorrow so I can start sewing them together. Don’t want to lose steam while I’m still excited about the project!

And now I should really go do a couple of seams on the baby sweater…

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We’re gearing up to have the windows and siding replaced on our house–all at once! There’s a contractor coming on Saturday to get an idea of what we want and start to work up a quote. In anticipation of this, we’ve been cleaning/reorganizing/just plain moving things around. Tonight we shifted a bunch of stuff in the dining room/living room area. It looks much nicer in here already, but to a certain extent it’s a losing battle. When you’re only living in half a house, it’s insanely hard to keep clutter at bay. Especially when so many of our things (notably: yarn and all the rest of my knitting/sewing/crafting supplies, plus books and other assorted items) have no home.

I should probably go around and take lots of detail shots of the house before the work gets started, but for now here’s one from last summer just after the roof was finished:


I’m excited–the house is going to look so different after this project is done!

PS I now have ten little hexagon flowers. I weighed one and it looks like there might be enough yarn for 25 of them in this one skein! I’d anticipated making maybe 15 (they’re approximately 4″ across blocked, so that’d make the scarf–without the edging–about 5′ long), but maybe I’ll make it 20 or so…we’ll see.

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socks and flowers

June 24, 2008

The Summer of Socks 2008 KAL started on Saturday, so I decided to set aside the Atomic Toes socks (which frankly haven’t been getting much attention anyway) in favor of something that will actually count for the KAL. So Saturday morning I cast on for Ziggy. I’ve also been trying to get the “Secret Project” […]

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knitting firsts

May 25, 2008

Emma asked us to post a “first” in knitting, and initially I couldn’t really think of anything. I’m pretty adventurous, so there isn’t much I’ve *never* tried. Perhaps my imagination is failing me, though. 😀 However, I did recently learn a new technique which I used on my Twisted Sky Socks: knitting socks on two […]

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today’s progress…

May 13, 2008

One complete Sorta Charade sock: One nearly-complete Lizard Square: A little bit of a baby sweater: (I didn’t actually work on this today, but I hadn’t shown any pictures of it yet, so…)

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hey, where’d the sun go?

May 11, 2008

As I mentioned in my last post, we’re at Gleneden Beach for the weekend. It’s apparently been sunny (if a bit cold) most of the week, but today? Alternately drizzly, foggy, misty, etc., all day. Gray, gray and more gray. Oh well. I’d still rather be here looking at the ocean than home looking at […]

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babies, yarn, and projects (oh my)

May 9, 2008

I think this post will be quick and picture-heavy…then I’m going to bed early, in an attempt to make up for the last couple of nights a bit. Yesterday was fun. When I arrived at Twisted, I had a plan. One of my co-workers is pregnant and expecting a little girl in September, so I’ve […]

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the sun finally came out to play

May 6, 2008

So we took a few pictures yesterday. We were down in Tualatin, meeting Mom for lunch, but we were about half an hour early so we made a little side trip over to the little man-made lake in the center of Tualatin. For the first year and a half that I lived in the Portland […]

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