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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Officially Moved

I've been rather quiet since the start of the new year because I've been rather busy trying to get a major move ready.

I've moved the blog to my own domain!

New blog address: http://blog.mayyan.net New RSS feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/mayyan/VOHV. (or click on the RSS clicklet when you get on to the new site.

My reasons.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Year in Review - Knitting and Cross Stitch Finishes 2006

Summary of crafty works in the past year.

Finished Items
January
Wooly Zipper by Bent Creek
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Subversive cross stitch
Les copines by Rue du Port
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Free DMC needlepoint Latte
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Trilogy - Gathering of Hearts Kit
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Flour's quick tube sweater
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February
Knitting Olympics Socks
March
Unsatisfactory Patons sweater
April
G's sister's socks
G's Mom's socks
Other family socks throughout the year. Plus one more.
June
Bent Creek - Z25 Blarney sheep kit.
Bent Creek - Z25 Free Betsy Sheep Kit
July
Shepherd's Bush - Spooky Sheep kit
August
Baby Booties
Mirabilia - Savannah's Curtsy
September
Cabled Sleeve Pullover Sweater
Rowan Mag 31: Pattern Number 37 Petula Sweater
Needlefelt PDA holder
October
Bent Creek - Z25 Boo Sheep Kit
November
John Clayton - Paris
Fetching
December
Flour's Knit Xmas scarf
Chevron Baby Socks (Which we will see after the baby shower.)
Clapotis (Still haven't completely finished it with washing and blocking... Will show off in the new year!)
G's Socks
Totals:
Cross-Stitched Items:
11
Socks:
7
Flour's:
2
Sweaters:
3
Booties:
2
Scarf/wrap:
1
Gloves:
1
On-going
Knitting
I'm currently working on a blanket of Manos in squares, making my own version of the Four Seasons Throws by Design Source Collections.
Baby Blanket in Mission Falls for Jocelyn
Monkey Socks
Cross-Stitch
Lizzie*Kate Bless our home
Needlepoint
A travel needlepoint piece. Really not moving along since I haven't been traveling since Asia!

Here's wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Monkey Update

First sock is complete. I've really not been doing much knitting since Friday before Xmas when I finished this one. Been busy with work and family events and merry making. I do need to get back on the wagon...

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As per usual, Flour had to come and pose with knitting.

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Ever wonder what sex is your brain?

Do you think more like a man or more like a woman?

Take the Brain Sex test on the Science & Nature section of the BBC and find out. [via: my sister (no blog)]

In the context of sharing, it would appear that while more analytical and systematic, I have a typical female brain. What's more interesting is that while I've always thought of myself as very logical, the test suggest that my brain is more artistic.

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Friday, December 29, 2006

SocksMas 2006 G's Family's Socks

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Pattern:
Priscilla's Dream Socks by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts - Interweave Knits Fall 2000
Yarn:
Regia 4ply black
Occasion:
Christmas 2006
Recipient:
G's Dad

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Pattern:
Priscilla's Dream Socks by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts - Interweave Knits Fall 2000
Yarn:
Regia Jubilee: 5466 53600
Occasion:
Christmas 2006
Recipient:
G's Mom

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Pattern:
Priscilla's Dream Socks by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts - Interweave Knits Fall 2000
Yarn:
DGB Confetti superwash: 39105 4093
Occasion:
Christmas 2006
Recipient:
G's Sister

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Pattern:
Priscilla's Dream Socks by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts - Interweave Knits Fall 2000
Yarn:
DGB Confetti superwash: 07.006 5113
Occasion:
Christmas 2006
Recipient:
G's Brother

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Pattern:
Priscilla's Dream Socks by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts - Interweave Knits Fall 2000
Yarn:
Lana grossa - Meilenweit Multiringel: 5050 55077
Occasion:
Christmas 2006
Recipient:
G

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100 things we didn't know last year

100 things we didn't know last year from the BBC News Magazine Monitor. [via]

Interesting trivia list...

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Thursday, December 28, 2006

SocksMas 2006 My Family's Socks

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Pattern:
Priscilla's Dream Socks by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts - Interweave Knits Fall 2000
Yarn:
Trekking xxl: 110 3557
Occasion:
Christmas 2006
Recipient:
My Mom
Notes:
Love Trekking! Will using a lot more of this in the future

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Pattern:
Lang Sock Pattern Leaflet with Cables
Yarn:
Regia Jubliee: 5470 54466
Occasion:
Christmas 2006
Recipient:
My Dad
Notes:
Second pair I've made with this pattern which turned out not to be of the currect size according to the pattern. I'll likely not use the pattern again.

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Pattern:
Priscilla's Dream Socks by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts - Interweave Knits Fall 2000
Yarn:
DGB Confetti superwash: 2403 4033
Occasion:
Christmas 2006
Recipient:
My Sister

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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas 2006 is SocksMas 2006

I've spent most of this year making presents. And of course, they don't see the light of day until after they've been given to the intended recipients. So... now that they have been, I can do a reveal. It's really been a very happy Knitsmas. Here's hoping everyone enjoyed the work and effort.


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Pattern:
Priscilla's Dream Socks by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts - Interweave Knits Fall 2000
Yarn:
Opal Flamingo
Occasion:
Christmas 2006
Recipient:
Jocelyn

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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

fetching present

fetching back
fetching front
Pattern:
Fetching from Knitty
Yarn:
Discontinued color dark grey Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. (one of my favorite yarns on the planet!)
Needles:
Cheapy size 6 (4.0mm) Imra double point
Date Started:
November 7, 2006
Date Finished:
November 9, 2006
Changes and Notes:
The pattern calls for making two identical gloves and just switching how you wear it. However, I decided to really do a matching pair. On the second glove, instead of making the thumb on the first 7 stitches of the row, I made it on the last 7 stitches of the row. That is, on the other side of the stitch marker. (I leave a long tail at the cast on and use that as my marker.) This way, the rib stitch lines on the thumbs are mirror opposites.
I do love how quickly this pattern knits up and it does only take just under 1 ball of yarn. I probably would have finished it in 1 day except for the fact that I managed to screw up the counting of the second pair and had to rip and redo. I am now needle-felting to join two pieces of yarn. It makes for slightly fuzzy yarn, but not much noticeable and love how I leave less to weave in. I just couldn't consider too many ends in a piece so small.
Nothing I really didn't like about the pattern except for the fact that it's worked on 4 dpns instead of 5. That was annoying to work with since it felt strange. I might try to change this, but given the easy division of stitches by 3, I can see why it was done this way. A change of gauge or size and I'll redo them with 5 dpns.
All cables were worked without cable needles. I'm still struggling a little with this, but can handle doing it with cables smaller than 4 stitches wide.
I'm definitely making this again. I might feel more free to make more changes and I'm feeling very much better about tackling gloves in the future. The scary thumb bit wasn't too bad.
Occasion:
Christmas 2006
Recipient:
Jocelyn
Xmas Package

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