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Break between posts

I don’t have anything to show but I just wanted to let people know that everything is okay, I just have had virtually no knitting time since school started up again.  I am crazy so I am taking 5 classes and so I have been doing homework pretty much all the time except when I am sleeping.  I did get a couple rows knit last weekend on the shawl and will hopefully have time to get some knitting done this weekend.  The shawl is still not long enough to photograph and probably won’t be anytime soon even if I do have plenty of knitting time this weekend (which is doubtful) due to my mom wanting me to finish her self-striping socks for her.  She is getting antsy and I am dreading finishing them because they are so boring but I am going to try to work on just those for a while so that I can get the second one finished.  So hopefully I will have those to show sometime soon.  My sisters teddy bear is also on the priority list so that I can give it to her when she comes home for Columbus Day in October.  Also I got many compliments on the lace scarf and comments saying that my sister would love it.  I did not have time to respond to any of them but have read them all and I wanted to thank all of you.  My sister recieved it about a week after I posted about it and absolutely loves it.  She told me she can’t wait for cold weather so that she can wear it.  Hopefully I can get a picture of her wearing it, I am not sure though.  Anyways thats all I have for now.  I hope to have something to show you all soon but for now my random babbling will have to do. 

On another note I had originally planned on this being only an knitting blog but due to lack of knitting at the moment I want to get your opinion on changing some things up.  I am thinking of writing more about school and other random happenings in my life and just putting in knitting stuff when I have something to show, but I don’t want to lose readers by doing this.  So if people could just leave comments saying whether you would rather have fewer posts and just knitting or more posts and more stuff about other aspects of life that would be great.  Thanks so much to anyone who is continuing to read my blog despite the infrequent posts and horrible pictures, it is truly appreciated.


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FO: Leaf Lace Scarf

I finished knitting and blocked the Leaf Lace Scarf yesterday and it was dry when I checked it today so I have a picture of on FO.  This project was a great first lace project with an easy to memorize pattern than looks gorgeous when blocked.   I am so excited to mail it off to my sister at college so that she can use it. 

I am almost finished with the teddy bear that I am working on as well and will be trying to get it finished within the next week.  So hopefully I will have pictures of that soon. 

I also just cast on for a new project which I already love.   I am knitting Fiore di Melanzana, which is Ann Hanson’s latest pattern.  I am knitting this out of the Malabrigo Lace in the colorway Shocking Pink.  I don’t have enough yet to photograph but if I keep knitting at this rate I will soon.

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Hey everybody!  Sorry for the long break between posts.  It has been super busy around here.  Things are goign well.  I started a new job about 2 weeks ago.  I also have applied for school in the fall and registered to take a few classes this summer.  I haven’t done a whole lot of knitting and even if I had I wouldn’t be able to post pictures of it because until my sister leaves for college in the fall I won’t have a computer of my own that I can save pictures to plus I don’t have a camera to take pictures with.  I think I will be taking a break from the blog for the summer while I get used to taking classes and the such, plus my sister leaves in August so I should have a computer at the end of the summer and I can probably borrow a camera from my  parents to start photographing stuff with.  I will continue to read all the blogs that I normally read I just won’t be doing any blogging myself.  I will also be on Ravelry just won’t be posting pictures of my work so you can keep in touch with me there.  My ravelry ID is knittingpanda87 ,  I hope you will all come back again at the end of the summer and continue to read my blog then.

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I’ve been tagged by Nachaele so here is goes!

1.) What was I doing 10 years ago?  I was in Elementary School 10 years ago I believe.  So I was living with my parents and my 2 younger sisters in the house that I just moved back into in Topsfield, MA.

2.) What are 5 things on my to-do list today?

-I have to work on my scarf for my sisters graduation

-I have to do laundry

-I have to call the court house about some divorce papers

-I have to finish making a teddy bear for charity to give to children in the hospital in Boston

-I have to make dinner for my mothers birthday

3.) Snacks I enjoy?

I like dark chocolate, the darker the better as what I would call my sweet favorite although it isn’t really that sweet.

I like Kettle Chips in the Salt and Vinegar flavor as my salty snack.

I like crackers with hummus as my savory snack.

4.)What would I do if I were a billionaire?

I would help eradicate AIDs and from Africa and donate money to help people who already have AIDS in Africa.  I would also pay off all of my debt and buy a huge condo in the city.  Plus buy yarn of course.

5.)Places I have lived?

I have lived in Topsfield, Cambridge, and Middleton all in MA.

6. )What jobs have you had?

I have worked at Macys/Filenes and am just about to start working at Steve and Barrys.  But I plan on starting school in the fall to become an Elementary Special Education Teacher.

7.)Friends I want to know more about:

Bea from Baa Baa Blacksheep

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No Friday Favorites

I am not going to have a Friday Favorite this week.  This week has been kind of crazy and I am still trying to unpack my stuff from moving back to my parents and I am trying to get divorce papers filed and all kinds of crazy stuff so I just haven’t had time to figure out a place to save photos to on one of the computers in the house so that I can upload pictures to my blog.  I have gotten some knitting done this week but posting pictures won’t be possible until I get around to asking someone about borrowing a camera and I find a place on one of the computers to save the photos to.  So I am not sure when I will get back to my normal pace of posting it all really depends on when my life calms down a little which won’t be for a while as I am starting a new job on the 24th and am planning/getting ready for my Grandmothers 80th birthday party which is on the 31st and also my sister is graduating a week after that so my life is a little bit crazy right now and I am not sure when it is going to calm down a little.  So hopefully I will get a few posts in here and there but I probably won’t have any pictures or anything exciting for a while.  Thanks to everyone for their supportive comments I truly appreciate them and hope that all of you will stick with reading my blog even though it will probably be very slow moving and a little boring for a while.

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I probably won’t be posting quite as much as I usually do anymore and I just wanted to let you know why.  I have just moved back to my parents house and won’t have as much computer time anymore because my husband (soon to be ex) is keeping the computer which was his before I met him and my computer that was still at my parents house died a couple months ago so I will be sharing a computer with the rest of the family from now on.  I will still try to do the Friday Favorites and keep you updated on my knitting it just won’t be as often as it used to be.

Now I will give you a quick update on my knitting before I go to do some other things.  I have started making the scarf for my sisters graduation out of that laceweight yarn.  I am making the Halcyon Scarf from Knitty.  I have also gotten a little bit of knitting done on both the Hex Coat and the self striping socks.  I don’t have any pictures and will try to get some at some point hopefully within the week but I am not really sure since the camera was my husbands as well so I will have to borrow one from someone here.

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This week’s Friday Favorite if from the Blue Kitty Designs Etsy Shop.  This shop sells all differant kinds of knitting needle and crochet hook rolls as well as stitch markers, notions bags, and totes.  Today I am going to feature her Interchangeable Needle Rolls which comes in a number of differant fabrics I just chose my favorite one to post photos of. 

Each of these needle rolls holds 12 sets of Needle Tips and has 4 wider pockets to hold the cables and some notions.  Both rows of pockets are 3″ deep and the pockets for the needle tips come in two differant widths to accomadate differant needle sizes.  The shop will also do custom orders if you have a specific fabric that you would like to use.  






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