Pool Side Wrap

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My Snow Day Wrap has turned into my Pool Side Wrap. It went on spring break to Mexico with me and now every time I pull it out to work on it smells like sun screen. Not enough to be frustrated by but enough to remind me of the relaxation of the pool side knitting.

This one is definitely a marathon and not a sprit so it will probably be renamed soon.

Christin

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Pool Side Wrap

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My Snow Day Wrap has turned into my Pool Side Wrap. It went on spring break to Mexico with me and now every time I pull it out to work on it smells like sun screen. Not enough to be frustrated by but enough to remind me of the relaxation of the pool side knitting.

This one is definitely a marathon and not a sprit so it will probably be renamed soon.

Christin

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Snow Day Wrap

Just kidding. Knitting on this last snow day did not end up with a finished product. I started the Whisper Wrap pattern from Purl Bee and given that I’m using Sea Silk yarn and size three needles (for non-knitters – teeny tiny) this one is going to take me more than one snow day.

Good thing HBO had some good movies for me to have on in the background. Here is after the Oscars on Sunday –

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Here is after Hitch –

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Here is after Magic Mike and Ellen –

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The color is called straw and really does change depending on the light. I’m still not sure what color I think it is.

Happy knitting!

Christin

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Yipes Stripes

Yup – another cowl. I just love them, but this was actually a pattern taught at a Fibre Space class that I attended taught by Ann Weaver so that I could learn three new skills. I learned to fold up a hem, make braids, and create jogless stripes. Yay! I love new skills (although I’m not convinced that I liked doing these enough to find patterns with these skills necessary – they are all a little finicky and annoying).

Mugar helped as per usual. Here she is licking the turned hem –

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Close up of the turned hem and first braids -

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The whole pattern -

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Typical model shot looking off into the distance -

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Trying to get a close up of the cowl (and annoying/scaring the model) -

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All done being the model -

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Late night shot of me -

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Christin

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Knitting Pouch

I have been a little jealous of my friend’s knitting pouch, but since I made it for her I figured I could make one for myself. I think that is only kind of true.

Attempt #1

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Cute, right? We’ll maybe if you want to knit one hand warmer or sock and that is all you want to put in it. I thought 9″ zipper that is definitely all I need. A nine inch square – perfect. Cute little inside detail -

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Yes. I don’t think I always think through my results. I know I don’t. This is way to small for my knitting. I typically use plastic gallon bags and they usually are too small. If anyone has a need for this little pouch let me know and it is yours. Update: Colleen has claimed it. Sorry.

Attempt #2

I will make a bigger one. I won’t compare to my actual knitting though; that would be way too smart. It is bigger and it is done just in time for my Yipes Stripes knitting class.

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I splurged and used some of my favorite fabric that has been in a pile for a little over a year. Look at the lining -

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So cute. I crossed my fingers and started putting my yarn in for the Yipes Stripes class and look at that it fit. Just barely (and this is one of the smallest projects I have worked on in a while) but it fit.

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Much better than my usual plastic bag, too. I need one more a little bigger. Ready to learn some striping, though.

Christin

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iPad Air Sleeve

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This is how I spent my snow day. I got a new iPad air for Christmas and it was begging for a sleeve but I didn’t know what I wanted to make and I had other projects happening. I knew what fabric I wanted to use. My mom gave me a cute little bundle a little while ago that I still had tied up with the bow that I wanted to use for me.

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I had some other strips around so I added in the pink and orange strips that way. I followed the directions for the Haphazard Chevron Pillow in Quilting Happiness. I lined the sleeve with a t-shirt that shrunk in the wash.

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I keep tying and retying the sleeve because I’m not sure about the closure. Kevin suggested to add a button and make the lace into a loop so I don’t have to spend time tying or untying. I like the idea but need a little break.

I hope my iPad likes its new sleeve because I do! Happy snow day!

Christin

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2013 is complete!

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Today is a big day. I finished my Project Life 2013 album. I had some technological difficulties with my computer and needed to get over the fact that there were some pictures I just could not use. I took a lesson from work me and used the Unstuck app to help me set a deadline and plan days to work on each month that was left undone. It worked and I’m even done early (I gave myself until February 2).

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The A Beautiful Mess app has also been helpful since they added the collages so I can print more than one picture with my Canon Selphy printer. There are also fun doodles and phrases to add.

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2013 was full of big events for Kevin and I

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And 2014 promises to be a big one too – Year of Beginning Forever. I’m ready to start again even though I’m already a month behind. That feels like a piece of cake compared to doing six months in the past two weeks.

Christin

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Margaret’s Third Baby Girl Quilt

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I hope the brand new little girl gets lots of cuddles in her new blanket.

Christin

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Snow Day Blanket

Last year I tried my hand at arm knitting and did not like the result. I have been just waiting to for a mood to strike to make a blanket with gone giant yarn and needles. Today was the day!

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It was awkward at first but I got the hang of it. Good thing because this warning in the needle package made me nervous.

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I used Loopy Mango‘s yarn and free pattern that was a simple rib. Progress was fast which was fun. After one episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians –

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After The Croods —
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And finally after an episode of the Property Brothers –

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Mugar was hesitant at first because she usually isn't allowed to lay on any knitting projects so was not sure about this one but I think she likes it now.

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This was a great snow day project but sadly I think I will be back at work tomorrow.

Christin

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Little Big Herringbone Cowl

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I wanted a taller cowl to cover my nose during the winter months and I find that double wrap cowls don’t sit as high so I wanted a single loop, but I also have been gazing at the Big Herringbone Cowl on Purl Bee (shocking), so I decided to make a little version.

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There is some great info in the comments on the pattern that Whit adds to answer questions and one of them mentioned that any number of stitches to start would work so I just filled the needle, which I borrowed from the fiance’s mom and she didn’t know what size it was. I guess there will be no replicating this one. I used Madeline Tosh Chunky yarn in Mica. I love the feel of the soft yarn combined with the cushy knit.

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The seam in the back where you change stitches is a little noticeable, but you won’t see that under my hair so no biggie.

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Good thing it is freezing cold outside so I can wear this immediately.

Stay warm!

Christin

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