Waaaahhh!!

January 11, 2007

Was knitting in my classroon yesterday during lunch. Bell rang much too quickly so stopped in the middle of a row. Wouldn’t ya know I forgot which row I was on when I got home and picked up on the next row?? Arggghhhh!! With 204 stitches & cables, too difficult to rip back just part way so ripped back to row 5. Will pay closer attention as I *have* to get done by Friday to get my cotton yarn this Sat. to start on my Pirates hat Sun. Whew!…I think I can do it…just need to get to row 42 and it’s all over….

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Let’s get this thing started…

January 9, 2007

Signed up for the WE CALL THEM PIRATES Knitalong….going to knit the hat. Husband sails on Sundays during frostbite season and asked for a watchcap. Showed him the pic of the pirate hat and…he loves it!! Finishing up the Aran Tam from Cast On magazine Holiday 2000 first and then will get started. Have become a one-project knitter and am scheduled to finish the tam by Fri. Yes, I do schedule my knitting on the calendar so I can stay on task. Can’t start another project until one is finished.

Here’s a pic of the tam; top done, working on bottom ribbed band. Weird looking in pic as I put a sock under the hat to hold it up so the cables showed a bit more.

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After years of knitting, cleared out my stash about a year ago and got heavily into quilting over the summer when I have off as a high school computer technology teacher. Now, my knitting mojo is back so it looks like 1/2 yr. of knitting, the other 1/2 quilting. No stash except for 2 upcoming projects. Using up some Heilo for the pirate cap. Need to pick up some cotton yarn for the liner this wknd.

My fav holiday/season is Halloween and I go all out decorating my rowhouse in DC. Have a soft spot for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead/All Saints Day) and recently quilted a table runner for a Christmas gift for sister-in-law & her husband and had a shirt made w/the same fabric for him as a birthday gift 12/26. So…this knitalong is just perfect for my passion of all things skull-related. Unfortunately, I don’t save any photos (not a memory-saving person!) but here’s a pic of one of the fabrics I used:

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Ready to post by Sunday!