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October 7, 2008 / erin

What? It’s October??

October is always a whirlwind for me.  This year is no exception. We’re ok here. I know some of you are concerned, but there is no need. We’re all good, just a little stressed.

I’ve been spending a lot of time dealing with Jess’s issues at school. I apologize for being away, and please forgive me for not wanting to go into it here, because I really don’t.

Next week my mom is coming to visit us, so I’m very excited but I’m way behind on getting our house "visitor ready".  Later this month, my in-laws arrive for what I have dubbed (with affection, of course) "Nate fest".  Nate’s birthday is the 28th and his family usually comes to spend it with him.

I have been knitting though, although I can only show you a couple things right now, and the pictures are not spectacular.  Our camera is failing us.  It eats batteries, and the auto focus doesn’t always seem to work anymore.

Swallowtail shawl
I used Malabrigo lace weight and beads that I swear were made for this yarn. It’s a Christmas gift, but I’m not saying for who.

Many of you might vaguely remember that I participated in the Knitting Olympics way back when.  My project was a Rogue pullover made with Rangely 2 ply from Bartlett yarns. I never finished. I came up short on the last sleeve cap and ripped the damn thing out.


Well, I finally knit myself that rogue, but this time I used some Patons classic Merino in Deep Olive.



  1. Lani / Oct 7 2008 10:56 AM

    Your Shallowtail is gorgeous with the beads!! Congrats on finishing Rogue too! It looks awesome (and oh so comfy!) 🙂

  2. jen / Oct 7 2008 12:13 PM

    i’m waiting for you to show the house you knit, with all it’s hand knit furniture….:)

  3. Laurie (Moo!) / Oct 7 2008 4:26 PM

    GASP! Beautiful Swallowtail!!
    Hooray for you and your Rogue. Love the color. You got it the way you liked it and that’s worth a gold medal. 🙂
    Good luck with the cleaning.

  4. rebecca / Oct 8 2008 8:42 PM

    your rogue turned out beautifully!
    another vague memory for ya — do you remember way back in 06, there was a little magic yarn ball swap?
    i just wanted to pop in, as i was thinking about that today. i still love my goodies 😀 my elephant tape measure rides in my purse, always at the ready – my ‘yarn’ button decorates my cork board above my work table, my daughter has taken over the bag i made with the yarn- she treasures it, though 🙂 but most of all, i love my necklace! i still wear it very frequently. it’s just perfect for my favorite brown tee and jeans. got a compliment on it today, in fact. so anyhow, that is all. what a great swap it was!! thank you
    in case you need a memory jogger:

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