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Florence

8 Apr

What got me in the mood to finally write a bit you ask? Florence and the Machines just started on my Pandora station. Yay! I consider this a great accomplishment considering I’ve been suffering from a massive sinus infection/worst headache I’ve had in a year. I have the desire to knit, just not the motivation to pick u the needles and cast on (or finish for that matter, bc I had five rows left of my last baby sweater sleeve and one of my DPNs broke!!! )

I knitted up a gauge in the Caron yarn I had for a pretty sweater tank my mom said she would like. I thought if I can start this soon, I can have it done for her Mother’s Day gift. Well, the pattern calls for DK weight, and I thought if u just used smaller needles It would work, but it didn’t. I knitted the swatch with 6’s then switched and knitted with 5’s then to 4’s and I kept getting 18 stitches. Damnit. So I thought it I tried it again with the 6’s but by itself and tried gauging in the round it. Work. Nope. -what am I doing wrong? Ugh. I guess I will have to leave my Caron yarn in the closet and break down and buy more. Now, I’m not sure I can get it done by Mother’s Day. Oh well.

I can cast on for my beautiful, airy Pima cotton sweater or I can cast on my cousins socks since I finally received the wool last week. Is super wash merino wool too hot to wear in the spring? I looked again today for a good pattern and wasn’t really thrilled about them. I guess I’ll have to look through Jen’s book (my BFF)…she has a great book of toe up socks. I think the book is called something like, toe up socks 2. I like it because you can mix and match the patterns for the toes, body, heel and ankle.

Thanks to some comments lately, I will be posting pics off my (small but lovable) vintage Pyrex collection soon on my blog.

Oh and that picture is me and my son, Johnny at Smithville on Sunday afternoon. check out the website and see how cute it is!!

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