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29th-Jan-2006 03:37 pm
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Tomorrow's Monday. What a shame, I've been enjoying my half relaxing/half productive weekend.

KWA was a lot of fun yesterday, as usual. We had another new member come. I finished the last piece of Oliver's vest and now have only to sew up Oliver, stuff him, add a face and claws and sew up his vest. In other words the easy part is done. Anne discovered what I was doing wrong with my Kitchener stitch. I did not work my stitch under the needles as I was supposed. I thought I was supposed to work between the front and back needle, and I did not realize that I was sending yarn over the top of the front needle when I purled front, then back. In general my needle movements were correct. And I was right...Kitchener is easy. Anne also brought Queen Kahuna's Crazy Toes and Heels sock book. I was a bit turned off from the garishness of the website, but the book itself, I actually liked. I may have to get that when I have a bit more "fun money". I also need some more money to get more of the Crazy Monkey Creations yarn that Christy hand-dyes. She makes gorgeous yarn.

I'm caught up in my homework!!! Now just to get caught up in my house work. The little fry I found a few days ago haven't been seen in a few days. There are enough places in the tank where they can safely hide. I actually don't see the majority of my fish because of the wonderful hiding places. While the self-populating feature of my tank is amusing at times, there is a small part of me that hopes that the tank's population will regulate and that the little ones became fish food. (Although, I just did find one.) The Thanksgiving fry are already getting pretty big (more than an inch and a half).
30th-Jan-2006 10:30 pm (UTC) - I'm so glad to see you get rid of the Homespun

Not that I'm a big fiber-snob (which I guess I am, as I'm thoroughly enjoying spinning my alpaca), but I HATE boucle yarn. I said that before I handled it, because I saw how much it split and how little stitch definition you can see. I say it now because I knit half a scarf (GARTER STITCH) in this boucle yarn and I wanted to kill someone. Ugh. Even on large needles, it was awful. I couldn't pick, I could only throw, and since I throw backwards of everyone else, it just frustrated me.

31st-Jan-2006 02:34 am (UTC) - Re: I'm so glad to see you get rid of the Homespun
I'll have to have you teach me spinning one of these days. I don't normally have problems picking. (With the exception of k2tog (with any yarn) - then I have to throw.) My best friend loves Homespun, but the only thing I've been fairly successful in using Homespun for is crochet (and I tend to like stitch definition there, believe it or not).
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