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Finally! I have photos of Juno Regina! I started this back before I went to Europe.  I got through the first lace section so I could just knit the miles and miles and miles of the straight middle.  Ok maybe it wasn’t that long but it sure felt like it!

Juno Regina

It’s part of the reason it took so long.  I don’t think I’ll ever knit lace again that has a straight section like that.  But over all I love it.  I should have made it a bit longer.

Juno Regina

I’ve worn it several times already and got loads of compliments about it! I used Lorna’s Laces thanks to my fantastic Secret Pal Past 🙂

Juno Regina

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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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Ok ya’ll I’m so far behind on my blog reading that it isn’t even funny. The next week isn’t looking any better either. Apologies all around for being that crazy-I’m-so-busy person. Here’s my question for you, I’m getting ready to leave for 3 weeks for a real vacation, no computer, no internet, so should I get a guest blogger? How do you feel about guest bloggers? Should I write up some posts in advance and just have them post while I’m gone? Or nothing for 3 weeks?

Lorna’s Lace’s Shepherd Worsted in Ice Storm. This yummy yarn was a gift from Emily after the massive damage to my trees in December’s Ice Storm. I wound it a up a while back thinking I’d knit a shrug with it, but I wasn’t happy with the results so you’ve never seen it. I feel like I have to find the perfect pattern for this! LOL

Shepherd Worsted 01

Shepherd Worsted 02

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CrocusesI’ve got to confess to you guys about something. I don’t spend a lot of time reading the Rav Forums, or the Knittyboard. When I do have some time I like to read blogs. I used to feel guilty about this,that I wasn’t spending enough time being part of the community, but I do read a lot of blogs and that’s part of the community too right? Well after reading some recent posts about the judginess going on in those place I am completely absolved of my guilt. That’s right, if that’s what’s doing down in those forums I’m glad I don’t hang out there.
I love Ravelry because it lets me organize my knitting, my projects, my stash, my queue, and that it allows me to oh so easily see what others have made with that yarn or how that sweater looks and 50 different bodies rather than the carefully posed model so I can see how it looks on me. See the theme here? I use Ravely for ME. It is about me. There is nothing wrong with that.

So if there are some people who think that my stash is about bragging rather than the damn fine organizational options of Rav, or that Yarn Pr0n Fridays is showing off instead of appreciation of some serious fiber goodness, or that my schedule of Wordless Wednesday and YPF are bad, well, frankly those people can piss off. I’ve seem some of the nicest bloggers I know fretting about this, and I seriously annoys me that these, super nice, friendly generous people are letting trolls get to them this way.

So I’m making a statement here on my blog to those people (not to you, dear readers, I know you guys are awesome!), cuz I guess I’m just not as nice as the bloggers that are worrying about it. I love YPF! Viva la Pr0n. If you can’t appreciate the yarn and instead get all bitter that I have it, go away. I don’t want you here anyway. If you think my Rav stash or anyone else’s is showing off, instead of using the fabulous tools that Rav provides, don’t be my friend. I don’t what your judgy, angry vibes anywhere my knitting anyway. I blog on a schedule cuz it works for me, do it your way on your blog, and I’ll do it mine on mine. Seriously. I don’t want pissy, bitter judgmental people reading my blog anyway. If I met them in person I probably wouldn’t like them and I don’t want people I don’t like reading my blog and being my blog friends. So there.  I just can’t understand why people would complain about all of this so much in a public place.  Just don’t read the blog and seriously don’t they have better things to do with their time, like knitting?

To my beloved readers, I know you’re not “those” people so here’s something nice for you! I cast on for two more projects. And yes, I am bragging, lace is hard, hell, so is knitting, we should all brag about it! 😉

Juno Regina

Juno Regina 01

Gretel

Gretel 01

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IMG_1907This arrived in the mail over the Christmas break! It was a surprise from Emily over at Skyline Chilly, she was my upstream secret pal and she hasn’t stopped spoiling me! Ice Storm is the limited edition color from Lorna’s Laces over at Jimmy Bean’s Wool. Sorry guys it’s already sold out. Emily thought given my recent troubles that this was perfect for me. How awesome is that? Thank you Emily, you are the best not-so-secret-pal!

It’s Shepherd Worsted and I have two hanks, so 450 yards. I need suggestions guys, what pattern do you think it worthy of this yarn? I’m thinking there will be a prize for the suggester of the pattern I pick, so feel free to suggest as many as you like!

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Isn’t it beautiful?

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So squishy!

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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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