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Day 2

I did a lot on the Second Day.  I visited the Central Market, full of local wares and handicrafts and Petaling Market, with knock offs of every name brand you can think of.  I didn’t buy a thing 😉

central market

I went to Batu Caves

Batu Caves

and climbed all 272 steps to the top

Long way to go

Once inside you go through the cave where you come out in this opening, very cool

Batu Caves

The view on the way back out

view from the top

I saw the Petronas Towers

Petronas tower

Went to the top of the Menara Tower

Menara Tower

I also walked all 6 floors of this huge mall and didn’t buy a thing

There are 6 floors in this mall, I walked them all

On the third day I worked in the morning, but in the afternoon I went back to the markets and shopped 😉

souvenirs

and I’ve done some knitting

Cabling

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Yep I’m off again.  Thursday at 6 am my flight leaves for Kuala Lumpur.  I’ll be there for about a week for work.  I’m hoping I’ll have plenty of time for sight seeing and picture taking too, so expect new pictures.

In other news I’ve had some time to knit, but it’s that time of year again – super secret Christmas knitting, so no pictures, except sneaky ones.

Picture 212

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Chunky Monkey Scarf

Chunky Monkey Scarf

I think I might be the only person in the world not watching the Olympics. I know I know, but I’m not.

Ok I need my knitting mojo back please, have any of you seen it?  According to Ravelry I have 12 Wips

  1. Dollar and a Half Cardigan
  2. Lace Tank
  3. Gossamer Stars Scarf
  4. Hemlock Ring Blanket
  5. Melon Pattern Scarf
  6. Juno Regina
  7. Hemlock Ring Blanket
  8. Prarie Boots
  9. Chunk Monkey Scarf
  10. Off Shoulder Tank
  11. YOu don’t know our women hat
  12. Knotty Gloves

Yeah, I don’t want to work on any of those.   I’d work on the Chunky Monkey Scarf but I’m waiting for more yarn.  I think maybe if I could find a pattern with cables?  I don’t know.

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I have to say I’ve been going to the gym regularly for the last month, except for the gap last week caused by the blisters and I haven’t lost a fricking pound!  Although I did notice this morning when I was riding my bike to the coffee shop that it felt less like I was gonna die 🙂

I saw The Happening this weekend, M. Night Shyamalan’s new movie, and just to add to the creepiness I was the ONLY person in the theater!  I really thought they should have come out and handed me a giant remote so I could turn the temperature up and pause it when I had to run to the Ladies room.  No such thing happened though. I did love the movie!

But something even scarier happened yesterday, I layed out my Dollar and a Half cardi to measure and noticed something. Do you see it?

What's wrong with this picture?

The bottom 3 sets of cables seem to have more space, like and extra 2 rows in them.  Now I know I’ve been following the same pattern. Did my guage tighten?  Later when I get home and find the patience I’ll actually count rows.  grrrrr!

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Well I gave up today and marked everything in my bloglines account read. So what have I been doing since I haven’t been blogging or reading blogs? Well, let’s see, going to the gym, I joined about a month ago, knitting, working too much, playing a new video game, going to the farmer’s market and just enjoying the nice weather. Some how I’ve got to find a balance, I’m getting better. But not great cuz I took these pictures for a WiP it Wednesday post and well it’s Thursday night as I write this. hmmmmm

First up the Gossamer Stars Scarf from the new Interweave Knits. I’ve had this Handmaiden lace silk since last April. It looks beautiful in this pattern. I did go down a needle size so it will be slightly smaller.

Gossamer Stars Scarf

The Off The Shoulder Tank from Vogue Knitting, I’m using Berroco cotton Twist that I’ve had in my stash for years. It’s gonna be a bit heavy but I think it will be ok.

Off the Shoulder Tank

Last up, the Dollar and a Half Cardigan, modified. This is the back. I wont be doing any vertical stripes, they are not flattering. I love the lace pattern so I just did some calculations and added cables to the back.

Dollar & a Half Cardigan modified

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Guys I have lost my knitting and blogging mojo. I don’t know what it is but since I’ve been back from Italy I have almost no desire to knit, blog, read knitting blogs, whatever. I feel bad about this. I’ve rounded up my WiPs to blog about them in an effort to get my mojo back.

But first! The contest! Contestant names were printed on strips of paper and put in a bowl. The knitting winners was Shannon & the non knitting winner was Jenster. Send me an email with your Snail mail addy and I’ll send off prizes soon. I think I’m gonna go to an out of town yarn shop to get prizes. Jenster – you too, for some reason Idon’t have your address.

Juno ReginaOn to the knitting! Ok seriously remember my yarn diet? uh yeah, I’m ashamed to say I’m not doing well. Granted I’ve curbed the impulse more often than not but there has been some yarn buying! I can’t help it! I seriously need someone to follow me around and kick me in the shins when I want to buy yarn.

On to the WiPs!

Juno Regina went to Italy with me and I knit on it quite a bit, but my focus was on Tuscany so I didn’t finish it. I’m getting close to the end though. Just need to actually work on it! 🙂 It’s beautiful and I know I’ll wear it a lot once it’s complete. The Lorna’s Laces is yummy! I can’t help but remember it arrived while I was staying in a hotel due to The Ice Storm From Hell and how happy it made me!

This is some secret knitting, it’s a gift.

Upside Down Daisy Hat

Melon Pattern Shawl

The Melon Pattern Scarf from Victorian Lace today. Remember it? From waaaaay back when. I love this yarn and the pattern and them together. So why haven’t I been working on it? I have no freaking idea. But I have picked it back up again. Originally I wasn’t going to add the border, but now I think I will, I have enough yarn and I’ve gained confidence in my lace knitting skills. So I’m changing the name from Melon Pattern Scarf to Melon Pattern Shawl. Hopefully it will be big enough to be called a shawl!

Recycled Silk Scarf

This isn’t really even a WiP, I picked up some recycled silk, did a simple knit-every-row-on-too-big-needles scarf and just need to weave in the ends.

Er, yes I bought it recently, yes I know I’m on a yarn diet. It was a sale and it’s black it will go with everything! Ok fine, you’re right I shouldn’t have bought the yarn.

Mitt Envy

Ah these, Mitty Envy from Weezalana. I bought this yarn because I loved the color and had no idea what to do with it, not being a sock knitter you know. Browsing my queue I came across Weeza’s pattern. Perfect they were made for each other. The pattern is great, but apparently I’m not. I’ve already frogged once and have to do so again because I can not read. I am a moron. I should be done with both mitts at this point. Maybe I deserve to have my mojo missing.

Mandarin petitNot a WiP but soon to be, this yarn will be the Apres Surf Hoodie from the new issues of Interweave Knits. I’m just waiting on the needles to get here.

I hope everyone else’s mojo is just fine. I’m off to try to get caught up on my blog reading!

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Central Park Hoodie 04Yes I still knit! I thought it was about time I gave ya’ll an update. I’m still working away on the Central Park Hoodie. That’s the second sleeve you see over there. I’m anticipating blocking the sleeves some time this weekend. It’s moving right along. I haven’t gotten bored with the sleeves, I think it’s the cables that keep me interested. I should be further along but due to my inability to correctly read directions I had to frog the decrease area of the first sleeve 3 times. ugh!

I’m still working away on Chicabean’s Clapotis.

I’ve also cast on for another project using stash a yarn! The Prairie Boots from Coco Knits. I’ve had this Lamb’s Pride Bulky in my stash for ages. Unfortunate I do not have 2 skeins of the same color so mine will be 3 colors!

Prarie Boots 01

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