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Felted Clogs - 10 years in the making!

Well, I did it. I bought the pattern for the Fibertrends Felted Clogs 10 years ago and never got around to knitting them.

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New Job, Moving and Knitting Restrictions :-(

Well, I've gotten a new job in a new state with a new company. I'll be working in the development office of Planned Parenthood Health Systems in Raleigh, NC.

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Moving to Charleston?

Anyone here from Charleston? My partner and I are considering relocating from Florida to Charleston and a wondering a couple of things.

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Knitty Bags Finished

This past week, I completed the Kitchen Sink Bag designed by Faye Whyte that is posted on I had knit the itsybitsy bag the week before.

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Men's Knitting Circle in Tampa Bay Area

Any guys in the Tampa Bay area interested in starting a men's knitting circle?

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Help Needed for Bowl of Compassion

Okay guys,

Working on the form for my submission for Bowls of Compassion and auction and have one snag.... I don't know what "Market Value" to put on it?

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Bowl of Compassion Submission Completed

Well, my very first felted project is completed, my submission for the 100 Bowls of Compassion Auction.
I'm attaching before felting and after felting pictures.

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Sue Knitting Game

Don't know why, but I did a google search for "knitting game" tonight and found the following:

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Dog loves Santa

Okay, that wasn't quite enough text. So, here goes.....

My dog knows who Santa Claus is. He's quite enamoured of the old guy, in fact. Starting about two weeks ago, whenever he hears "Santa's coming" said by the partner or I, he tears into the living room, slides to a halt in front of the fire place and sits under his stocking and stares up at it longingly.

When the stocking is taken down and presented to him, he shoves his head in looking for the goodies that he knows Santa has brought. When he finally realizes that Santa has not yet come, he gets his head out, sighs heavily and goes and pouts. It's hysterical.

Ironically, I do much the same thing in anticipation of Christmas, except I can't get my head down into my stocking....

I know there's no knitting content here, but again just trying to help with the picture moving thing.

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Working on the Slipper Socks

Six years ago, my partner introduced me to his friends from Burlington,Ontario while we were on vacation in Flori-dah. Upon learning that I knit, they went nuts, telling me all about these "slipper socks" that grandma used to make for everyone in the whole family every year for Christmas and how she never wrote down the pattern and alzheimer's had caused her to forget how to make them.

Well, a year later they brought me a sad looking little slipper sock, hole in the heels and all, but still one of the last remaining survivors of grandma's handiwork and asked if I thought I could figure out how they were made. About a week later, I had worked it all out and ever since, the Canadians have to have their slipper socks every Christmas. So, that is what I have been working on for the past couple of weeks. Prior to that work kept me far too busy to knit anything for over a month.

I'm on my fourth of six pair. I also have to knit a skull cap for my niece's husband- out of camoflage yarn cause he's in the army. I'm working on the ones from the prior issue of knitty also in camoflage yarn. Might even make one for myself cause I think they are cool.

To make this post a little longer in and effort to help with the moving the huge pictures on down, Scott and I are leaving on a much deserved vacation on Monday. We're taking a cruise out of Tampa to Grand Caymen and Cozumel and returning on the 23rd. We've been to Cozumel before, but not to Grand Caymen so at least we get to go somewhere new. We're going with two friends who've never been on a cruise before.