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What I did this weekend…

I knit this:

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…and turned it into this:

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Pattern: Squatty Sidekick – a free pattern available when you sign up for Knitting Daily. Started Saturday afternoon – finished Sunday afternoon. More project details here on my Ravelry profile.

I also did some spinning – finally finishing the Emerald City from Lisa Souza.  I love this green:

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 I managed to squeeze 350ish yards of 3-ply out of the 4oz hank-o-roving.  Not sure what I want to do with it yet so…into the basket ;o)

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Knitting Content!! Wooo!

Sorry for the complete lack of knitting content lately – my life has been just plain crazy between my ‘at home’ clients (people I do bookkeeping for from my home office) and my ‘office job’ along with all the assorted responsibilities that come along with having a teenager (for example: H: “mom, can I go online?”  Me: “It is 6pm, no, you may not go online until 8pm” H: “this SUCKS” Me: “tell me about it – maybe you could *insert parental suggestion to do something like…hmmm..YOUR CHORES…or something that doesn’t involve staring at a box with flickering lights*” H: “That’s just stupid”  Me: “*general muttering about birth control and how having a teen is an awesome way to not want any more teens while eyeing the liquor cabinet*” – that is a pared down version but four or more conversations like this every evening can really take up some time).

Anyway, lookie here:

I made…lace :o)  That is the beginning of Madli and it is a bit longer now, I’m halfway through my first ‘center’ repeat and I know this is taking forever but…see the above paragraph.  I can’t knit lace when I’m explaining the obvious.

And here is my very first piece of stranded/two color knitting:

This is also bigger now – I’m well into the fifth repeat out of six repeats.  This is simple enough so I can work on it while…well, explaining the obvious.  That’s my job now, didja hear?

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Gifts from the Heart

Here is the gift bag I knitted for my friend’s birthday out of the silk I purchased a few weeks ago. You would not believe how lovely this is in person :o) I admit, this wasn’t just a gift for her, it was also a treat for me to knit with the silk!

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