The one where 2KCBWDAY4 asks

where are they now?

The Pinafore Dress is in Fayetteville, AR with Susannah

These socks live in my sock drawer here in Little Rock


So do these

These are my newest FO, Catnip Socks, they’re waiting for a nice bath and block, will then join the others in my sock drawer.

Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.  Georg Wilhelm



The one she comes out

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of the (stash) closet.  How do I manage to wrangle my yarns into submission organization?  Step right this way for 2KCBWDAY3 –

The snowman tin has assorted circs.  I know that for sure.  My system is that I have no system.  But I’m working on that.

Last up, my Stash O’ Shame –

which holds projects that I started and ran out of steam on, projects/yarn that I hated but not enough to frog and rewind the yarn and projects that I screwed up so bad that I couldn’t bear to face them, yada yada yada.  Perhaps a motivational quote is in order.

Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.  William H. Sheldon



The one where she

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has to really think about her first entry in the 2nd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2011.  Have I learned any new knitting skills in the past year?  The one that stands out really isn’t a new skill, but one that I’ve gotten a lot better at.  I suppose what you’d call it is FO assembly, sweaters in particular.  I love to knit sweaters, but hate putting them together; they always turned out wonky.  I worked on doing a better, neater job and while I still don’t like doing it, I think the practice has helped.

For your viewing pleasure, I bring you last year’s baby sweater:

Can’t make it bigger.  Trust me, I’ve improved.

Recent FO:

Again, too small.  Crap.  Again, you’ll just have to trust me.

Thought:  Why does man kill?  He kills for food.  And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage.  Woody Allen (1935-     )



The one where she thinks

she may have had as close to a perfect few days as she’s ever had.  I did most of the things I love to do – I baked bread, went yarn shopping, worked on my Catnip Socks and made a pot of soup (shrimp bisque if you must know).  On the sock front, I have only an inch or so left before I start the final ribbing on the cuff.  I could probably finish them tonight, but tomorrow is a work day and I know myself, if I stay up later that I know I should, I’ll pay for it tomorrow night and Tuesday, so, I’m putting the brakes on tonight with the intention of finishing them tomorrow.  I do have my next project picked out – another Minnowknits dress, this one called Brittany Jumper – here’s a pic

I may use this yarn –

It’s Fibranatura Cottonwood, 100% organic cotton, the color is called Cindy, #41109.  It’s more of a coral color than it’s pictured. 

National Knitting Blog Week kicks off tomorrow, I’m going to give it a try; I enjoy blogging and reading other’s blogs.  Should be really cool.  I’m always interested in seeing other’s blogs.  I can always learn something.

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?  Dr. Robert Schuller



The one where she returns

to Yarn Mart for the sale and buys more (!) yarn.  I also bought some nifty stuff called Lavishea Lotion Bar.  It’s a solid cake of soy wax and unrefined shea butter and is the best stuff I’ve found for my dry as a bone hands and doesn’t leave them greasy.  I can pick up my knitting again without worrying about transferring gunk to my precious yarn.  Speaking of yarn, here are my newest additions:

The first is Kollage Yarns Sock-A-Licious, color #7801, which happens to be a pretty shade of what I would call Terra Cotta, 70% superwash merino, 10% mulberry silk, 20% nylon.

The second is Fibranatura Cottonwood, 100 %organic cotton, color #41109, Cindy, lot #8/1115.

This yarn is more of a coral color in real life.  It photographed pinker than it really is.  I think it wants to be a Minnowknits dress for the Papoose. 

I made a pan of Lemon Bars last night, just had a taste for them.  Mr. Iknead likes them with his coffee in the morning.  He’s alway appreciative and only complains about his waistline.  : )

Always be a little kinder than necessary.  James M. Barrie (1860-1937)



The one where the day gets

away from her.  I’ve been fooling around getting pictures loaded onto Flickr, culling out, deciding what needs to go where and all that stuff, but what I really want to do tonight is show and tell my newest yarn acquisitions.  Look!  This is Colinette Jitterbug, colorway Ruby Saffron, #92, 400 yd., 150 g.

Next up is Colinette Jitterbug, colorway paintbox, #152, 400 yd., 150 g.

When I went into Yarn Mart today, Cindy was sweet enough to give me a preview of the new Jitterbug and of course, since self control is not part of my personality, these two came home with me.  They’re having an anniversary sale tomorrow and I have my eye on some Shibui.  Gotta love Cindy and YM, they rock!

I have more goodies to share, but they’ll have to wait until tomorrow.  I’m up past my bedtime.  Yawn.

May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.  Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey