Posts Tagged ‘yarn shop st paul’

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.

Summer Break Begins

Monday, June 7th, 2010

My kids started Summer break this week.  They are only 5 and 6, so summer break doesn’t mean a whole lot to them.  They’ll go to summer school everyday and we have a great high school babysitter that will pick them up and bring them home for an afternoon of play with the neighbor kids.  It’s a good life they lead really.

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The only problem is that the sitter doesn’t start until next week.  Boo.  So…the kids hung out at the shop with me this afternoon.  My kids love the shop in small doses…a whole afternoon is way too long.   Let’s see…what did we do?

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We messed with displays

We ate snacks on the patio

We colored at the counter

We watched Alvin and the Chipmunks on the big wall

We played in the grass next to the road. I watched from the window...they were safe:)

They walked down the sidewalk to see if the snow cone lady was there...she wasn't

Their Dad has them for the evening.  All in all a good day, although I think I’ll pawn them off on an unsuspecting neighbor tomorrow…don’t tell anyone.