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organizing my cross stitich projects
In all of this clean up and organization ( it does look nice now) I also found a rug hooking project that I had started at a course and is not quite finished as I lost the material to complete it. I am now reconsidering this as I would like to include my genealogy ( another project of old) into a rug that "says something". I also found a magnet business card with the information that I need to get in touch with the teacher /business and follow this through ( are you dizzy yet...I am).
I went to the Knitting Show at Bingemans in Kitchener on Saturday with a knitty friend which makes it so much more enjoyable and after a full afternoon at the show we went in search of yarn that we couldn't find there. At the show my friend bought a fingerless glove pattern with cables on it that looked really interesting. I bought yarn and pattern for Lanaknits "Little Cutie Twist Hat" ( http://lanaknitsdesigns.blogspot.com/ )also on Ravelry - which I thought I could knit up quickly on the weekend. However there was a mistake in the pattern and I couldn't find the 4.25mm double edged needles it required (I used 4mm). I emailed regarding the problem I had encountered and got a quick answer but once you go through that it sort of throws you off and you are less interested in getting it done. I will pick it up again. It is a lovely little hat and the yarn is beautiful in Esme's favourite green colour. I loved the linen yarn that was displayed at several stalls at the show and the scarf/shawls that were knitted up in this soft linen in beautiful colours an dinteresting patterns. Although I have knitted very few items for myself ( maybe 2 in my lifetime) I am thinking this may be something I want to do for myself. Also, there were many women ( read knitters) there sporting their finished projects like sweaters and wraps and I think that is fabulous. People were also very friendly and eager to share. All in all a good show.
I am 75% through Euans green aran sweater...it should be finished but I keep tearing it out as I am not concentrating fully on it. I watch T.V. talk to the kids etc., then realize I am too far ahead of the pattern or have included a stitch that shouldn't be there. I have the pattern down in my head now and that is not always a good thing.
I started my Colour Theory class for Interior Decorating this week and so far so good, as they say. We have an amazing teacher and I had such a good time I forgot to pick up my homework...oh well! this looks like a great class and only one sample board required for the final project- we had 4-6 boards for the last class....but I loved it! This will be my fifth course out of 11 courses. They have changed the electives and now include Autocad ( I am in) and you only need two electives now instead of three....so this was all good news...what a pleasure.
...oh and did I tell you I am now taking an interest in photography, but I will need a better camera. Check out the blog "A friend to knit with" at the right ...I liked the 365 project where you take a picture a day for 365 days (one year) but I need to focus on the story here....I do get complicated as I think it must be more...I must give more.