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Monday, September 27

Son of a Monkey

I swear I just posted yesterday!! The weeks are really flying by lately. Scruffy and I have been married for almost six months. Six months! It feels like we just had the wedding.

I haven't done much fiberwise lately. I took my wheel to Stitch'n'Bitch last week, and people thought it was cool, and one of the women has a bunch of fiber at home that she doesn't really feel like spinning and wants to contract me to do. Which is awesome. Also, I'm a Knitter For Hireā„¢. I'm doing a sweater coat from Vogue Knitting International (the 2003 Holiday issue) for a fellow S'n'Bers boss.

I went to Michael's and picked up some gigantic chenille yarn to make the two tasselled cable hat in the Hip to Knit book, and I got all the way home before I realised that I'd bought some big fat wool to make the very same hat. Oops. Also, I got some Wool Ease worsted to make Ann Budd's cabled leggings pattern that I found in the Subscribers only section of Interweave Knits's website. I'm making them in the Fisherman colorway, I figured that since they look like an Aran, might as well make them so. The pattern has them in this gold buttery color, and though it's pretty it would match approximately zero percent of my wardrobe. I hadn't intended on making legwarmers at all; I found the pattern for Rachael, because she was just talking about wanting to make legwarmers, in practically the same pattern. Last week though, I was here at my office, wearing a skirt and freezing my knees off. So legwarmers there I went. I spent most of my freetime this weekend working on them, and I've finished one, and I tried three times on the train to cast on and work at least one row of the second this morning, but it just wasn't meant to be.

Oops, got ahead of myself a bit. Rachael and I went to Arcadia on Thursday night, and I was magically restrained. I bought a set of double points so that I can get on towards finishing my Lopi sweater, and by luck they had the very issue of Vogue KNitting I was looking for, and I splurged on a Knit One, Crochet Too scarf kit. It's a little skinny fringey scarf, in black and silver. I thought it would look really cute with my jean jacket, so... I got it. Scruffy couldn't believe how little I'd brought home. Usually I come home with a giant bag o' stuff. Anyway...

This weekend we went down to visit Scruffy's parents and go to the Apple'n'Pork festival in Clinton, IL. It was so much fun!

That's about it for now, I think.



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