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Shit I am so impatient. I’ve been dying to talk about my most recent project but it was a gift so I had to keep it under wraps in case I flaked out. I know that sounds bad, but making things for people puts a lot of pressure on you to, oh, I don’t know, actually finish it. So instead, I ignored everyone for the past two weeks and knocked out a nice little pair of socks:

progress and whole wheat: both delicious

Finished close up

Actually done and fit. No swatch, but I did follow gauge. Go me.

You can turn the sock the other way, too. Lookiethat.

The pattern is Sugar Maple from the awesome book 2-at-a-time Socks FYI for mrsenglund07, I learned how to do one sock at a time on dpns and hated it. Felt inefficient and I’m too lazy to count and keep track of things more than I have to. Two at a time just seemed the easier way to do it.

Also, my mannequin leg’s name is Lorraine, after Marty McFly’s mom from Back to the Future:


It just seemed appropriate.

Happy (belated) birthday to my best friend Molly! I love you and miss you!

Happy Belated Birthday to me, Part 4


I am so moody lately. Wonk, wonk, wooonnnkkk.

Anyway, here is the last of my birthday schwag:

To me from me:

Cheaper and bigger and more awesome than the ones from Knit Picks. They’re huge. Like, HUGE.

Clearance pajamas from Target are awesome. That’s not me, by the way.

I also got a pair of jeans. I’m soooo exciting. I asked for fabric for my birthday; here is a sample of what I got:




All awesome. Thank you to Molly for coming through with the schwag!



Finally, something. I had to knit something. I had to finish something. So over the July 4th weekend, I made this:

Okay…it’s at least made out of yarn.

It’s a Lopi Tote from Hello Yarn. I made the Pirate Bag for Molly for her birthday (last year maybe?) in red and black so I thought I’d use up the rest of the black with a skein of grey wool I bought for 99 cents. And I thought, Red Stripe, why not? And then I added a red stripe to the bag. I ran out of yarn so I had to make the bottom red, too.

This picture is saved as “feltbottom” which makes me giggle a bit.

Fully felted and ready to tote around my junk!

I don’t know if I love this purse or not. I would definitely make the handles smaller. I kind of don’t like that there is so little structure to the bag. Then again, I made the purse out of wool, not iron bars.