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Just have time for a quickie

January DreamClub - Groovy

A quick post, that is!  Thought I would give an update on the Friday projects.  I have to admit that I had forgotten a few errands in addition to groceries, so I was in town much longer than anticipated.  Somehow that always happens to me.  I got home just in time to get the groceries put away when Sarah got off the bus, and then I had to pick some kids up from a school ski trip, and supper and all and the next thing I know the whole day is shot.  I did make time to finish the DreamClub scarf and I must say that I am pleased with it.  It’s so cute.

As for the Door Mitten.  Funny story.  I was busy, busy, busy on Saturday with kids’ friends over and all kinds of things.  I took the mitten with me to the annual High School FFA Basketball tournament.  I figured it was a good, no think round and round knit that I couldn’t screw up.  (yeah, I can hear you laughing)  If you have ever been to an FFA basketball game you know how intense they can be.  We are talking all out barn ball in some cases. There was one team in particular that I remembered as being very nasty from last year and as soon I saw them on the court with my baby boy I was all keyed up, knitting like crazy.  Sometime after the half, I looked down and realized that at some point in the game I had turned my knitting around and had been knitting on the inside!!!  I was so frustrated with myself.  I took out the offending rounds and shoved it back in the bag.  I had forgiven myself by Sunday and was going to finish it, but ended up staying at my in-laws playing cards with the Youth Fellowship group all day.  We had a very good time but the mitten languished in my knitting bag.   Still haven’t finished it.  Maybe tonight?  If things go well I will have pictures of a lovely finished mitten by week’s end.

Oh, I never did get time to spin.  So not fair.  Don’t worry about the wheel, though.  She frequently gets stroked and spoken to as I pass so she is not lonely.   And the roving is so often fondled that I am expecting a restraining order any day now.

Here’s hoping for the predicted snow!!

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I love lace …

And, yes, I admit it….

This pattern, The Traveling Shawl/Scarf, has been in my personal queue for at least a year, I think. I wanted to do it in Jojoland Melody Superwash,  but have some other projects earmarked for that lovely yarn plus I already did the “in the pink”.  Here’s the link to that pattern.  So, when the dream club  cashmere arrived, I just knew what it was destined to become.

I started my day with six rows of beautiful, repetitive, restorative knitting and a couple cups of coffee. Now I can go to work!

P.s. If anyone has a skein of this yarn they don’t want, let me know or I’ll only have half a shawl to wear cause dummy me, I didn’t cast on for the scarf size!


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Dream Club 2010 — limited spots open!

Hi everyone, we just found out we can get a few more skeins of the yarn for the Dream Club 2010 from Dream in Color. Here are the specifics:
One skein a month of a unique colorway and pattern starting the first week of August @ $27.95 per month. Prepay the first month now to reserve your spot. There are only 9 spots left! Call 800-426-5098. We plan on having an “unboxing” party each month when the yarn gets here. I’ll give you a heads up on what needle size to bring and we’ll all get started. The base yarns are: Smooshy, Starry, Flash dyed sock yarn and Groovy as well as a new yarn for Dream In Color as yet un-named but fiber is: 70% Merino, 20% Cashmere and 10% nylon– yummy!!! The patterns include: hats, gloves, shawls, socks, and scarves. There may be a baby pattern too. Sound like fun?? Join us! 1-800-426-5098 and tell us you want the “Dream Club”!