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If it's fiber I'll probably be sewing it, knitting it, crocheting it, cooking it, or reading it.  Those are my main outlets right now.  Who knows what else may pop up in time and become an obsession.

29 sep 04

Now that I have 2 projects I'm working on I have created my Knitting Action Plan (KAP).  Here it goes:  I will complete one repetition of the Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban scarf, then finish the first sleeve of Kyoto.  Go back to the PoA scarf for a pattern repeat, then to Kyoto for the second sleeve, PoA pattern, then Kyoto collar.  All of the Kyoto pieces will be completed then.  I'm excited!
I've added a touch of the green at the bottom of the sleeve as well.  Here is my progress so far:
Kyoto PiecesThe sash is at the bottom, the front 2 pieces are above the sash, the back is on the left, and a sleeve is on the right.
I look forward to getting it all completed, blocked, and sewn together.
I'm doing the Harry Potter scarf in the Ravenclaw house colors from the book.  Here is my progress so far:
Those colors make me feel warm and cozy! 
29 sep 04 @ 1:48 pm edt

27 sep 04

work in progress
I'm working on changing up the look and format of this site.  It's taking me some time to figure out all of the things I could do.  I want to start adding links to the blogs that I enjoy reading.  I'm at my folk's now so I have the high speed capabilities on my side.  Hopefully the transition time won't be too long as I learn how to do this.
27 sep 04 @ 2:56 pm edt

20 sep 04

My yarn is coming! My yarn is coming!
The yarn for my Harry Potter Prisoner of Azkaban scarf was just shipped!  Hooray!!!  Unfortunately, I'm in Fayetteville at my husband's family's house until Sunday and the yarn is being shipped to my parents house.  But, this gives me this week to really focus in hard on the Kyoto sweater.  Both front sides are done and I have begun working on a sleeve.  It would be great if I could get all the parts done before returning to Kannapolis (where my folks live).  That may be being a bit optimistic though.
Now if I could just get Bruce to take his nap and let me knit, knit, knit.
20 sep 04 @ 3:52 pm edt

14 sep 04

I completed the back this weekend and began the right front.  I'm halfway through on that.  It seems to be going pretty fast which gets me excited.  But I also realize the the sleeves will take a lot of time.
We went to Asheville this past weekend.  I had planned to go to Yarn Paradise, a yarn store I have heard about the is in Biltmore Village.  But, because of the hurricane, Biltmore Village was flooded.  We drove by Sunday after the water had receded and there were workmen in the store.  I'll try again another time.
I'm trying to decide what my next project will be.
14 sep 04 @ 9:23 pm edt

10 sep 04

I just have to say that bamboo needles are amazingly better than the aluminum.  I bought a set of bamboo circulars for this project and the difference is amazing.  The yarn flows on and off the bamboo so smoothly, while the aluminum needles make the yarn catch and seem to have more friction.  I'm a convert!
10 sep 04 @ 9:07 am edt

8 sep 04

Move: First Phase Complete!
We have now moved out of our little one bedroom apartment and begun our long-term visitng with family adventure.  One positive of this is that when we are staying with my family, we get high speed internet access.  Much nicer then my former dial up speed. 
I have begun working on the back and am pretty close to the decreasing section.  Here is a picture of the completed sash:
SashIt seems much larger than it is.  I'm making the large, so it is 38 inches around, but it just seems so big when I try it on.  It makes me worried that I'm making the whole thing too big.  But the measuring tape has me at 38 so...
I tried earlier to post the Kyoto2 KnitAlong button with no success.  Here I will try it again.  It really is helpful to see what everyone else is doing.  It is keeping me going!
Kyoto Knit2
8 sep 04 @ 5:18 pm edt

1 sep 04

Jury Duty
My day of jury duty ended up being a day full of sitting on my tail and knitting.  I never even got called up to be questioned!  But I did finish the sash.
I've been trying to post since Monday but my computer has been insane.  I've just tried to add a picture of the sash but it is not working. poot.
I've started working on the back.  It seems to be going much faster than the sash.
We keep moving things every day.  Hopefully we'll be out of this apartment on Friday.  We'll see though.  It's hard to move with a toddler around.
1 sep 04 @ 10:30 pm edt


I'll do my best to use this as a way to get some "me" time.  I'm hoping it will help me to see a project all the way through instead of fizzing out at the end.
Feel free to email me with comments or questions at arm_3 (at) earthlink . net, squishing it all together and replacing the (at) with @.

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