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Picture 152I started these the morning of the Ice Storm, 12/9/07, while I was still optimistic about the power coming back on. Tab asked me for a pair and I said I’d make them after my Christmas knitting was done. Well I had no power and was stressed out and the yarn was calling to me, so I started them. I finished them in the hotel on Tuesday 12/11/07. These went so much faster and easier than my first pair. Wow I’ve come a long way since then! 🙂 I never finished that pair but now I”m inspired to get them back out and frog and reknit them.

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Stats

  • Cast On: December 9th, 2007
  • Weaving In: December 11th, 2007
  • Pattern: Fetching
  • Needles: Size 6 Bryspun DPNs
  • Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran
  • Modifications: Knit extra cable rounds on the wrists so they would be long enough under coat to keep wrists warm and one extra repeat before bind off to help with the rolling. I also bound off much tighter than I normally do.
  • A gift for Tab

This picture shows the true color better.
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Picture 106Wow I think I’m going to cover more topics in this one post than I normally do in a week!

First up – I am still in the hotel, the electric company told me this morning that it’s not safe for me to be going in and out of the house. I’ll be hitting Target this afternoon for a few necessities. They have no idea when the power will be back on. I haven’t heard from my realtor but I think it’s safe to assume at this point the sale of the house isn’t going to go through. No idea on the damage to my house etc until I can get back inside.

Picture 145The boys seem to be ok with hotel life. They get to be on the beds and they aren’t allowed to at home. I got them some toys and chewies and rigged a chair so Oscar can look out the window. This his favorite past time at home. He was so happy he let me take this picture. Usually he turns his head when I try to take pictures of him. 🙂 They aren’t barking and seem to just sleep all day which is what they do at home anyway 🙂

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I’ve been picking up my mail at the post office everyday and yesterday this came! It’s Lorna’s Laces Helen’s Lace. As soon as I saw Juno Regina I knew I had to knit it. It seemed like fate since my upstream pal in the latest Secret Pal was Emily (she works at Lorna’s Laces, I’ll give you a moment to be alone with your envy) This is Cranberry and it’s stunning! I can’t wait to have time to knit with it!

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In the middle of all of this I had a hair appointment Monday that I kept. It has been rescheduled twice already and given how things were going I figured it might be the only good thing for a while. Unfortunately I’m not happy with the cut. I love the color, she always does a great job. But I’d say almost every other time I don’t like the cut. She always cuts the top layer way to short. The over all length is ok, but the layers in general are way too short. I’ve spent the last two days feeling like I had “mom hair” I think I got it styled ok today, but I’m considering having her take another 1/2 inch off the bottom so I don’t feel like it’s so much longer than the top layers. Then I’m done with her. I’ll be getting my hair done somewhere else from now on.

Picture 113In knitting news! I finished a pair of Fetching. They’re not Christmas knitting, but when you’re tired and stressed out you want to knit what you want to knit. Tab asked me to make a pair for her and I said I would after Christmas. The yarn came on Saturday and was so scrumptious I started knitting them as soon as it was daylight on Sunday. More details tomorrow since I think today’s post is long enough. Here’s a peek.

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Fetching Help

After one bad start, I finally finished my left Fetching. EXCEPT. Two things really, the lesser being I think the top rolls too much I think undoing the bind off, adding one more cable row, work two rounds and binding off will solve that problem. The bigger problem – see that? The holes were I picked up two stitches on the thumb?

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I know I did something wrong, I just don’t know what. I’m sure you more experienced knitters can see right off what I did wrong, please tell me how to fix it!

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I love this pattern and the yarn and I’m so proud of them, I want them to be perfect!

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Please excuse the poor color in the pics, and my manly looking hand. Thanks in advance for any help given!

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