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LumberJill Socks : Put Your Best Foot Forward March 9, 2010

Posted by Stella☆LunaC in A Stitch in Time | Projects.
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My first 2-circ toe-up socks, YIPPY SKIPPY! Not hard to figure out, glad I watched those YouTube videos!

I used Knit Picks Options Nickel Plated Fixed Circular Knitting Needles by Knit Picks $4.99 a set. LOVE THEM!

NOTE: I started the pattern in a 2×2 rib, then switched to the hourglass pattern (very similar to the 2 needle mock-cable stitch, when my stitches were a little looser on the 2’s. I messed up the second twist, but not concerned- it’s a learning curve :)

NOTE: The first sock, she’sa too tight! Gonna rippit and redo, after finishing Sock #2 in just 2×2 rib, no hour-glass twist….will that make it Sock #3 then? hmmm…..

I used the W & T (Wrap & Turn) heel technique, I like the no-hole gusset a LOT!

NOTE: YES, Virginia, I has to make a 3rd sock, (expletive)…back to the needles I go…

I went to Ben Franklin Crafts, Delavan, and picked up two skeins of  Red Heart Super Saver, Camouflage for Hunter’s Hat (and one for myself). I’m toying with an idea for a vest in this color. Let’s see how this works up first!

971 – Camouflage

I’m looking forward to working this one up- a break from tiny sock stitches.


Spring, Love, and Sandhill Cranes in the Air! March 6, 2010

Posted by Stella☆LunaC in A Birdseye View, A Stitch in Time | Projects, Wander Wisconsin.
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Today I went for a walk with the next-door neighbor, and as we turned a bend of the road, I heard a most welcome sound:  the Sandhill Cranes returned to Elkhorn, WI, announcing, “I’m back, baby I’m back!” It was a welcome sound and a sure sign spring is officially here! Let the celebration begin!!

Sandhill Crane parents and chick, Aug. 2009

I began the day early, as usual.  I didn’t have to worry about a shower, so I putzed a little, then sat down to work on my Mary Jane’s Pithy hat and got it finished and off the needles~#5 is completed.

Mary Jane's Pithy Hat

I’ll be going to Ben Franklin Crafts next week to get some Red Heart 971 – Camouflage worsted for a hat for my Grandson, Hunter. DH saw it last time we were there for their Grand Opening, and he liked it enough to tell me about it on the way home. A good reason to go back!

Red Heart 971 – Camouflage
I got caught up in a movie later this morning,  Chance of a Lifetime, with Betty White (LOVE HER) and Leslie Neilson, Ed Begley, Jr. If you are in the mood for a Romantic Comedy, then definitely check it out. I am so glad I watched it-it was a Hallmark moment, I teared up a couple times. I’m sentimental that way 😀
I’m needing to start a new project, must go contemplate while I post project updates in Ravelry~

Sporting The Baby Turtleback March 3, 2010

Posted by Stella☆LunaC in A Stitch in Time | Projects, CJ and Family.
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This hat is for the oldest of the April Girls, hope she likes it, it’s named for her. I’ve learned not to expect to hear one way or the other.

So I will model the hat….not that I like taking my own pix, just saying….

Heavenly Fireworks Hat

I got to speak with my older daughter on Skype today! We have pictures of Baby Turtleback ~ Skype + dark room + not-so-great shot, but I’ll take what I can get~

The Baby Turtleback fits with room to spare! Not bad for long-distance guesswork!

We had a riot playing Patty Cakes together via web-cam. Rhonda’s attention held longer than the last time we attempted this, and we had a riot! Igor even got in the picture when he heard us playing, and you should have seen her eyes light up when she saw the Doggy! I do believe she remembers him and gets the biggest grin on her face when he comes into the room, just like when they were here back in November.
I’ve got a renewed confidence now, from seeing how this actually fit her. It looked so small when I packed it up to send off in the mail.

Back to work, I am making yet another hat, this one for…..to be announced.