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Monday, October 22, 2012

Slipper Socks for Julian

Puff Paint on the bottom to give a non-slip surface (left sock before steaming... right sock after steaming)


I am sort of proud of myself this week... or rather last week. I finished several projects that I had been neglecting. A pair of slippers for Julian and two baby blankets for a brand new set of twins (Ryan Lee & Haylie Lynn. Born on Friday, October 19, 2012). The new Daddy has promised pics soon.

Usually, when I make baby blankets I will rewind the yarn into cakes or large center pull balls. I have been a bit apprehensive about unwinding so much yarn into a bowl or container prior to knitting on the USM, but this time I decided I would be brave and I am sooooo glad I did! The knitting went so much faster than having to stop and pull out enough yarn to make a row. Now, I am looking for a line stripper  to make the process even smoother...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mamma Has a New Toy!!!

I wanted a new... well newish knitting machine... Look what I found on Craig's List for $150 bucks!!! A Studio 322 with ribber attachment, punch cards, some paper pattern thingies, 2 yarn winders, and some various yarns. I'm not really sure how to use it yet, but I'm so excited I could just tinkle!!!!
The ribber attachment is still in the box. I am not ready to attempt that yet...