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Metallic yarn

Hey guys I got some metallic yarn at discount place. Its really neat. Simmers like diamonds. I have one in a dark black and one in light colour. The other is more copper, not much sparkle. I have been brain storming what to do with them. I thought the black would make a great net wrap. However its rather ruff (even for my my mans skin) I would be great for a art piece as well.

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Finished my first pair of socks

Well last night at 11:00 pm(during PBS documentary "Kind Hearted Woman" I finished my first pair of kniitted socks. And they joy I felt when I put them on for the first time. It was in heaven!. They are 75 % merino wool, and 25 % nylon. Paton. Although the pics show a bit of brown (why I do not know) they are a lightly shaded greys and blacks. with a bit of twist in the yarn.

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Afghan

Here is some pics of my afghan I put together this winter. I bought the yarn when I was visiting in Indy. They had after Christmas sales. I bought a few skeins per store. I think there were like three of them, that I hit when I was there.

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Big snow blast of March 6, 2013

Here pic of my dog we went out after I finally dug out around 11 today. Needless to say I am dug out but the city has not done there part, now I just wait so I do not get stuck,so took a vacation day! Lots of knitting today!

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View of my socks I am doing

Here is a rather poor shot (not sure why my Ipod normally does a good job) shot to two of my socks, that I am presently knitting for the class. My finger weight is the red its a alpaca, silk, and nylon mix. The grey one is a wool and nylon mix.

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Knitting socks II

Well today we had our second knitting class on socks. Evidently we are meeting every two weeks for 4 times; so our next meeting will be the 9th of March. Seems rather odd.
I was able to figure the mystery of the heel now, and how the basic shape magically appears with your needles. So we worked on this for about an hour.

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Mens knitting in Amsteram Netherlands

Hi guys. I will be taking a vacation in August of this year (end of month) to Amsterdam the Netherlands. I was wondering if anyone had any information of any mens knitting groups there? I have googled for the yarn shops and found several some close to where I will be staying please let me know.

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Basic sock Class

The class went very well today. Had about 7 people of course all women. But I seemed to fit in well. And I did some new thins like long casting on. I found out today that i was doing knitted casting(never knew it had a name, mom taught me)
I will have pics of my project on latter. Right now its a wonderful red yarn blend of alpaca, silk and nylon.

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Basic Sock Class

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Saturday I will be taking my first basic sock class. I have a hunch that I might be the only male there. I am not worried. I spoke with the teacher and she is very supportive. It will be a small class of perhaps 8. It is being held at the yarn shop I do most of my shopping at.

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Thanks !

Thanks men for the support and caring I appreciate it! I kinda felt this website was this supportive. I have taken a picture of one of the shawls that I mentioned in the blog. I made this one first for my mother. After dad passed away this August I found the shaw I was so excited I almost lost it that mom kept it all these years. I made it about 1974 or 5.

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