Posts Tagged ‘July 2011’

August 2nd…Ummm…July Done!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

July Done

Pretty, pretty

Broken Rib Back

Broken Rib Back

Well...almost done

It’s done!  Yipee!
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Well, almost done, just 2 little ends to finish weaving in.  I ended up doing the back in broken rib instead of the cables.  I needed a mindless knit while waiting for Maggie, my 7 year old, to get an x ray on her arm.  Broken.  Bummer.
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Broken Arm. Bummer

The cables were just too much for my guilty mommy brain to handle.  I waited 3 days to take her in to get the x ray.  I was sure it wasn’t THAT bad.  I mean she could move all her fingers and everything.  Oh well.  Chalk that one up to a learning experience.
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Maggie is happy now, she is at Girl Scout Camp this week at Lakamaga.
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Maggie at Lakamaga

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I am happy now, because I get to knit plain old stockinette for August!
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If you want to participate…we have 5 months left!  Join us!
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July 18th 2011

Monday, July 18th, 2011

I realize I have not been documenting my July sweater very well.  I guess like most of you, knitting isn’t my priority in the summer.
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We’ve got ice cream trucks…

ICE CREAM!!!!

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Water fun at Grandma and Grandpa’s Wisconsin cabin…

Water fun

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Wisconsin fish to fry…
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WI fish to fry

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Bridges to wait for…
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Bridges to wait for

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Birds to watch…
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Birds to watch

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But ok…I have done some knitting.  Here are some updates.
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I started knitting and got 6 hours in and only had 3″ of knitting done.  This ain’t no stockinette stitch:)
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6 hours of knitting= 3"????

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I got all messed up, it may or may not have involved my favorite cold summer drink.  I’m not saying…
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see the extra twist on the left at the bottom??

Anyway, I was going to rip back a few rows and then re-knit and then my very special facebook fan Cori (gotta love her) gave me the nerve to just drop down and twist it the other way.  Yeah, sure Cori, I’ll just do that.
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Well..I started ripping back and kind of freaked.  I thought maybe Cori wasn’t crazy.  So, I just went for it and sure enough, did it.  Yeah Cori!!
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see the nice new twist on the right now? Yipee!!

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One skein down…
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All with one skein!

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Here come the armholes
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Arm and neck decreases

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Closer...

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By the way…let’s take a closer look at all of these photos.  The color green doesn’t look the same in any of them.  Might I say that is a great reason to buy yarn at your local yarn shop and not online:)  Just a little plug for the little guys!
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So, almost done with the front.  The back is pretty much a mirror image.  Wonder how stockinette would look instead:) Hummmmm.