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June 28, 2002
what's new? I haven't

what's new?

I haven't updated for a while because I've been busy, but there's lots that's new:

My Mom was visiting and brought me some glorious old knitting magazines from the 60's and 70's. Her recent knitting focus: Darling sweaters like the one she knit Ella with ruffles -- A minnowknits pattern.

The seedy bulky baby bibby is done! I have gone against all the "bee" votes and sided with Shobhana -- it needed bigger buttons. I put the white ones on, but then I found some others that are even better. Picture soon!

I have been Kool-Aid dyeing again with enough yarn for a whole sweater. My dye lot: for each 8oz. skein, 5 pkgs Black Cherry, 2 pkgs Grape, and one mixture of 1 pkg Mandarina Tangerina and 1 pkg Strawberry Starfruit. It's looking good, but I think I still might need a bit of a companion yarn to round out the sweater. I haven't started knitting yet.

I found another knitting store within walking distance of my house! I had seen the name a few times, but it's a bit off the beaten path and I had never actually found it. Not a huge selection, but hurrah for Helga's! They're open Mondays too, so now all days are covered. She was intrigued by the Kool-Aid thing, so I'll have to take my fruity stash over some day.

I have cut out all the pieces for the girls' jackets and have one almost done. It's pretty big, but the girls will grow!

I am working on a new baby sweater with some furry yarn and the blue Kool-Aid yarn, with a scalloped design. I am imagining that it will receive some silver starfish buttons as it looks sort of watery.

When the time presents itself, I'll get more details and pictures up!


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