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Monday, July 31, 2006

Math Who?

In the past 6 months I have dicovered that I LIKE MATH! WHAT???! Knitting has given me a whole new appreciation for the use of math in everyday life... I love working the numbers to fit the gauge.. And what about negative ease? Well, what about it? Very important, and yet to be mastered. I have found some wonderful literature on design, and lets face it, its pretty easy and nothing but logic if your into it.....So what free resources have I used?
Knitpicks Gauge shell, and this.....and this...Once you get the hang of it, it starts to make perfect sense! For Socks I am guilty of using this...and this....
I am sure there are a lot more free resources out there that I need to find, and I plan on it :) Patterns? I don't need no Stinking Patterns! (Blazing Saddles)

Well, not entirely true! I am guilty of purchasing this one by Staphanie Japel the instant it came out for sale! I can't affore the $188 it will cost for the Tilli Tomas, so I will probably use something else ;)


I have been in a funk this past week and have hardly knitted at all....And, my house is just a tad bit cleaner from it...... Here are some things I maged to do in the past week:
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I am still working on my secret socks for Jenn. I hope it can cheer her up when I finally send them... She found out last week that she has Lupus and is getting in with a good Dr. in San Fran in Aug. When we talk on the phone or IM each other my DH always refers to her as Lupy now :) That always puts a smile on her face.....

Jenn and I have Myspace.com accounts. I stated a knitting group on myspace... Here is the link. If you have a myspace account go ahead and join, if ya don't it's easy to sign up!

I also took over ownership of a yahoo group called Knitalong... We are voting on our next knitalong right now.. Very fun bunch of people... If you want to join that here is the link....

Wendy over at Catknits is joining the Lace knitters swap.. I have until tomm. Aug 1st to decide if I want to join in... Sounds like a lot of fun!


This morning I was going to sit on the sofa when I saw this!
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Hillard spelled that! I couldn't beieve my eys, sometimes that kid really surprises us :) That is the 5th word he has spelled on his own during play time!


My SP package came! Woo HooHow did she know that these are the exact products that I use!!!! And she made me washcloths too... The cotton yarn she used is really soft. I want to know what it is....
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I bought some yarn on Saturday! This has got to be the sofest, light yarn I have ever touched! I know what your thinking I broke my vow... But, I really didn't because it is for a friend that is pregnant. She is 12 weeks along and kept it secret until now... So of course she is getting a baby blanket! So Chris said that the purchase of this yarn doesn't count! I also found the perfect pattern for it! Speaking of knocked up friends, go give your congrats to Brynne! she is due in early April!(high five)

I am drooling over some Suri merino at My LYS to make this I will probably crack and go it pretty soon ;) And a couple of skiens to make this....

I guess we are up to speed! I am hopeful that when school starts my knitting ablogging habits will return to normal ;)
Have a great week!

16 Comments:

Blogger trek said...

Kids are very cool!

7:11 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Congrats to Hillard!!!

Love the SP gift and the yarn you bought.

8:36 AM  
Blogger traveling knitter said...

Wow I'm not worthy! I've not done a fraction of what you have accomplished! Good Job!!!

11:01 AM  
Anonymous keri said...

Isn't math awesome?! I was so impressed with your pattern I am knitting, you seem to have thought of everything and I am totally in awe of your designing prowess. Hey, atleast I get to say "I knew her way back when!" =)

11:53 AM  
Blogger amylovie said...

Sheryl ordered the Estonian pattern on Friday. It should be here later this week.

Hillard is awesome! I know you must be bursting.

Amy

2:28 PM  
Blogger Allena said...

smart kiddo!
those free make your own pattern sites are great!
hmm congrats to your friend. i'm sure the blanket will be perfect.

yummy projects are tempting you to buy more yarn.....UH OH. what to do?

6:44 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

Way to go Hillard! Isn't that wonderful when they surprise you like that!?!?!

Vicki

6:45 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Will you give in to the lure of the lace knitters swap? Haha, I am guessing yes! Maybe I will knit that baby blanket along with you...hmmmm tempting.

5:24 AM  
Blogger Lolly said...

Great links! Thanks for sharing. I will use them, but I can't guarantee that I will like math! :)

Yea for Hilliard!!

6:07 AM  
Anonymous wendy g said...

Catherine,
You have been busy. Thanks for the pattern links too. Very nice SP package.

6:34 AM  
Anonymous Suzanne said...

Fun package from your pal and I love all the projects you're thinking about. I hope you have a good week!

1:07 PM  
Blogger del said...

Yes, when knitting funks kick in, the house suddenly gets cleaner, LOL. And you discovered you like math...wow, wish that would happen to me.

Go, Hill, with the spelling, YAY!

4:26 PM  
Blogger AmyArtisan said...

The LSU socks are looking great! How fun!

Your SP package looks like a spoiling for you! :)

Yeah for ZEBRA!

6:32 PM  
Blogger amandamonkey said...

yay, Hillard!

9:17 AM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Wonderful that Hillard spelled another word!! How awesome is that!!

6:23 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Thanks for the pattern links. One of my next projects is socks for my daughter. Now she will have her own customized sock pattern.

5:14 AM  

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