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Hi

Just to introduce myself as new to MWK. One day I'll be PC literate enough to move a photo to my details page LOL

Fetching

I knit up a pair of Fetching form the latest Knitty for a good friend. I'm tired, but there is more info on my blog (www.thisboyknits.blogspot.com). A fun knit overall. (I will answer questions, but I'm lacking the energy to come up with words on my own)

 

Finished Vest

 

Blue Vest 

I posted this as a W.I.P. a while back and have finally gotten a picture of the finished project.  This was a part of my goal to use up some of my substantial stash.  Knowing that I would likely not have enough yarn to finish the vest, I decided to knit it in the round and work until I ran out.  I couldn't find a bulky wool/acrylic blend that I liked to finish it off with.  I also wanted to keep the additional purchase at a very moderate price, as this was auction yarn that I got for a steal I wanted to keep it that way.  I would up using Wool-Ease worsted, working double stranded.  The denim color knit up darker, but I still like the effect, so I'm pleased with it.  I attached a picture of the original pattern I based it on as well.

Been Some Time

I know it has been some time since I have written here. The man reason is that I am on vaction in northern Ontario Canada with my wife visiting her family. It has been great, I have 6 more days here then it is back to Waterloo.

The good thing about being on vaction is that I have had a lot of time to knit. Which I have done a lot of. In the 9 days I have been here I have knitted 12 dish clothes for friends and family. This has been done while visiting people and a concert. It has been a blast since most friends and family that I visited did not know I knitted and they thought it was great that I did.

Two significant yarn purchases this week

I bought two bundles of yarn for my stash this week:

1) From a seller on Craig's List I bought about 30 skeins of Red Heart yarn.  Assorted colors.  All of it is the usual acyrlic or acrylic/nylon blend.  Not a bad deal.  I don't usually use this kind of crap stuff (I'm a wool or cotton man) but it can't hurt to have it around for the next Knit a River project or something.

2) Yarn.com is having an incredible sale.  I'm really digging Araucania Nature Wool.  It was a recommended substitute for my all time favorite, Rowan Magpie (which was sadly discontinued last year.)  Nature Wool is a 100% wool yarn from Chile.  It is kettle-dyed by a women's cooperative.  There are subtle (and some not so subtle) changes in the color throughout the hank.  Very cool.  I haven't had a chance to felt any yet but I've heard it's fantastic felted (oh boy, more clogs!) 

Dare I...?

So, my present collection of projects in progress is about to dissapear.  As I am going to be spening Labor Day at a secluded lake house I can't think of anything better to do than gather supplies to start a new project!  For some reason I have this voice in my head telling me to make a Cable Scarf...and it is a forcefull voice!

Is this a dumb idea for a new knitter?  How hard (honestly) is this endevor going to be?  I really have the burning desire to try it!  Does anyone have any cool basic Cable-Scarf patterns?  Resources?

 Dare I...?

Red Diamond Afghan

This is my first post to a knitting blog, so I am excited to kick it off with a photo of a recently completed project. I have a hard time finishing what I start (a common condition among the knitters I know), so it was especially satisfying to bind off after finishing this one. There were a lot of false starts with this project, as it's a pattern of my own design and I had to start over a couple of times to figure out what I wanted to do. If anyone has some suggestions on how to better photograph knitting, please let me know.  Thanks!

Penguin!

Although the major work on my penguin was done about a month ago, I finally got around to assembling the little guy.  Muchas Gracias to Wil for posting about the pattern

Please don't laugh at his little thumb-tack eyes, he's very sensitive about them.  Besides, I haven't decided what I want to use for the eyes yet and the push pin is purely temporary.

I feel pretty groovy because knitty.com labeled the pattern 'piquant', "A little something for the seasoned knitter."  Yee Haw!

socks?

i'd like to learn how to make a sock.  i don't know how yet and have been looking over patterns and everything seems to be tailored for men with dinky little feets.  definitely am feeling a little left out since i've got honking huge big feet.  anyone have any suggestions??  i almost started Jacquiline Fee's spiral socks then my friend M. took one look at the picture of 'em and said "OOOOOHH!!! how clever!!!! a dildo-cozy!!!" 

*sigh*

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