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pay it forward November 30, 2007

Filed under: charity,knitting,meme — Ren @ 2:45 am

i have decided that i need to stop my posting procrastination in its tracks and be proactive with this particular challenge. i found this here and so i’m going to take it up.

Here’s the deal:

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I don’t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days. That is my promise. The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

 

i don’t know what i’m going to make, but i have up to a whole year to figure that out, right? ^^ hopefully i have three readers who are interested.

 

and just in case you think i haven’t been knitting…

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i am back to knitting squares. ^^ or, rather, i was. i knit up a few squares with scraps for Kay’s Oliver’s Fund blanket and sent them off earlier in the week. i do love knitting squares!

 

spiral rib bag November 18, 2007

Filed under: knitting — Ren @ 2:06 am

just a quick post to show you my latest FO. hopefully i’ll have time for a longer post soon…

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this is going to be my mom’s birthday present. it has a pair of earrings and some chocolates in it, too. the pattern is “spiral rib bag” from one skein, knit with jo-ann’s bellezza collection cosetta in cosetta purple with size 10.5 needles. when i finished, i was afraid the bag was too floppy, but it turns out it just needed a good blocking. ^^

 

striped socks! November 6, 2007

Filed under: knitting — Ren @ 10:18 pm

my first project using magic loop is done and i’m pretty proud. there’s a little bit of a ladder where i switch needles, but it’s much less noticeable than with dpns and i think magic loop is a lot easier, too. thanks to rhoda for sort of suggesting it!

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the pattern is fred and george, knit in dalegarn baby ull on size 1 circulars. these socks took forever to complete, but it never felt like a long time, probably because i could really see my progress with the stripes. it never ceases to amaze me how my tight knitting ends up giving me socks that fit pretty perfectly. i think i’m going to get gauge, but i rarely do and it works out to my benefit anyway. yay for narrow feet (except in the shoe buying department).