….and this week is fall break from school…so I may have some time to write!
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Today I got a used book in the mail:
Kaffe Fassett’s Glorious Knitting (from 1985, not the 1999 one). Everything is SO gorgeous! His stuff is always an inspiration to me. This book was very inexpensive…which leads me to believe the seller did not know what they had! I’m not complaining……
Just DELICIOUS!!!! Most of these pictures are not from the book – I ganked them from a bunch of web sources, and they were knitted by regular, normal people. This gives me MUCH hope!
And I got the remaining yarn that I need to start this:
The Austrian Stitch Cardigan
With this yarn:
I can’t start on it until I get a few more things done, but I WILL be making this this winter for me. The yarn has marinated in the stash LONG enough! I also think this will be a fun knit and I will get a lot of wear out of a cardigan like this which is VERY important to me.
Works in Progress (stuff I’m currently knitting):
Yarn: Miss Babs in Aubergine
Yarns: various feltable 100% wools YOU SHOULD MAKE YERSELF SOME OF THESE! Easy & fun!
3. Toe Up Socks for Homeschool Kid. Simple mistake rib pattern
Yarn : Happy Choices
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock in Rayon Vert This stuff is HEAVEN to knit! I’ma HAVE TO make a sweater out of this stuff someday.
Yarn: various machine washable worsted acrylics in shades of yellow, gold, brown and various accent colors.
I may cast on a hat or scarf or two this week as quick gift for friends I’m going to see this weekend.
CONTEST / A NOTE ABOUT HOMESCHOOL KID:
He’s not homeschooled anymore! As of August 10th, he started regular high school so he needs a name change. For the blog. Time for a contest!
Please submit prospective names in the comments – the name I choose for him will win a $14 gift card to Starbucks. If you live someplace without Starbucks, I’ll contact you directly and we’ll work it out. Please feel free to spread the news about this little contest far and wide; Contest ends on October 31st, 2009 at midnight Alabama time, and the winner will be announced when I get around to it (probably during the following week). My choice will be completely arbitrary and humor is encouraged. :o)
A few things to know:
- he’s a boy
- he’s 14 years old
- he’s got a fabulous sense of humor – very funny
- he adores video & computer games
- he’s a bit dorky (like his parents) and wears glasses
- he’s not good at sports, but great at dancing
- he’s a little shy
- names of the other family members in the blog are: Studmuffin (husband), No. 1 son (oldest boy), The Force of Nature (youngest child and daughter)
- He’s on the chubby side, 6 ft tall and growing
- he has a big head of curly hair (not only is his hair big, so is his head. It’s REALLY big)
Have at it, y’all!
I do have a mirror blog on LiveJournal, so please realize you might not see all the comments/entries. If the winning name is submitted more than once, whomever submitted it first will win, though I might be nice and send the other submitter something too – I haven’t decided. You can submit more than one name, and you can show yer support for names that others submit. No profanity please!