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suspiriorum

sometimes i think people are just awful.  night before last i was tired beyond belief......the emergency room was jumpin' all night long.  well, i carry my knitting bag with me to the time keeping station to clock out.  of course i had to set it down to free up a hand to juggle my id badge and book bag. apparently, i didn't pick it up when i clocked out and left.  security tape has a civilian/non-hospital employee picking up the bag and heading out through the atrium and loses sight of the culprit as he (*yep, it was a male*) passes by the outpatient and clinic pavillions.  so, there goes my latest hat-creation (done in lionbrand desert flowers) that i had just finished and the first third of a baby afghan for my best friend's impending delivery.  *sigh*  just had a sick feeling 'cause i just realized that the afghan was on an interchangeable needle set.   *ugh*  of course, those will be the size needles i must have to get anything done.  more sighing ensues.

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chenille makes one ambitious

i got this scarlet chenille yarn a week ago and am hammering out a matching scarf and hat set for my mom.  this is the first time i've ever used this stuff and i think it is addictive.....having odd thoughts of doing a series of afghans then grafting them together to make one huge bed cover.......tho' so far i've found picking up stitches with this yarn is something of a pain tho' that's probably more a function of my habit of keeping everything too tight than a function of the character of the yarn. 

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it's darn hot!

i don't know if'n it is the heat and humidity but i'm on a hat rampage.  just a basic hat pattern i think from Sally Melville.....unfortunately, my co-workers steal 'em when they are finished.  *sigh*  i like this pattern because it is soooooo basic but forgiving so i can try some really stupid things but i now know a lot more things NOT to do, eh?  anyways,  y'all be good and stuff.  i'm tempted to offer some thoughts on knitting as a lay service at church.......something 'bout how it's good for the soul since in one small part of the universe one gets to impose a little order.  also, knitting in the round has to be a great metaphor for life don' it?  just round and round sometimes not remembering exactly where you are or why? 

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howdy

well, it took me long enough to get about posting something.  this is just a brief intro and "howdy".  i found the website after a google search and thought i'd sign up.  i'm an intermittant knitter that started about 5 months ago to stop smoking.  it's helped a little but i can't knit and drive at the same time so........

i get most of my knitting done at work while i'm waiting on a reaction to incubate or while i'm on my lunch/dinner break. 

current WIP: one of those Doctor-Who style scarves.   i had some ambitions for this thing but the yarn is this acrylicy stuff (*first time i've used a 100% synthetic) that i've developed a love-hate relationship with.  it is squeaky and seems to bite the needles.....and it is soooo slow.  i ditched the idea of doing the scarf in a honeycomb pattern and went with a simple garter stitch.  the yarn is pretty, tho.  and cheap (*$1.87/skein).   at the rate i'm going, it'll be finished by mid summer (*gawd, i hope i'm just kidding!*)

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