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Snow Snow Snow

No Knitting to share this time, just photos of what NW burbs of Chicago look like with 13" of snow in two days and there is more falling. Why do we live in this climate!?
Now where did I put that ticket to the tropics?
Enjoy.

Mark

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Simple 2x2 Scarf

I was giving this yarn by a dear friend of mine on this site, Lou Chicquette. It is a beautiful, supple blend of 42% wool, 35% acrylic, and 23% Viscose. The yarn is by Berroco and is buttery soft that makes it a very pleasant yarn to knit.

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Twist Collective

I haven't investigated this site too much but what I did find looks promising. Check it out if you get a chance. It is apparently free as are all the back issues.
Enjoy.
Mark

http://www.twistcollective.com/

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Amazing what people will knit

Amazing what people will knit.

http://www.lostateminor.com/2013/05/28/knitted-innards-and-fuzzy-cadavers-by-candace-couse/

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Catnip Advice and Follow Up

Howdy Gentlemen!
I am making a new snake-like tube that I want to fill with either catnip, or something else that has been soaked in catnip. Have any of you made something like this? If so, what did you use to stuff it and how did you integrate the catnip into it? I tried some dried catnip last year and the toy was not as well liked as those bought at the pet store. Any suggestions?
Thanks.

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Dr. Who Trailer

For all the Whovians out there.....here's the trailer for the 50th anniversary special. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z6FMCqYrBo

Mark

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Looking for a Sock Yarn Shawl

Hi Guys,
I have 475 yards of sock yarn that I got at the Colorado retreat that I think would make a nice shawl. Does anyone know of a pattern that would work with? It's for my 85yo mom and she just wants a shawl instead of a shrug.
Thanks.
Mark

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Hiking Socks

Just finished a new pair of sock using the white wool/acrylic yarn that we were gifted with at the retreat. They are really nice and thick as they are heavy worsted but using US5 needles made the foot and heel tighter and I think that will make them a bit stronger.

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Birthday Surprise

Well, I turned 60 today. Thankfully, I don't feel a day over 59! ;)
My wife and son always find fun things with which to festoon me. Two sizes of sock blockers, three skeins of yarn, a nice knitting book, and my favorite chocolates from the folks at Godiva. They are always so generous.

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Looking for a Robe Pattern

I am on the hunt for a men's robe pattern. I recall one was posted on here a long time ago but not sure who the poster was. Does anyone know of robe pattern for men?
Thanks.

Mark

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