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That's a real word, so don't start. ;-) I'm in awe of virtually everyone on this site. You are all so damned prolific with your knitting. I knit sooooo slowly. I have to keep reminding myself I've only been doing it for two years, though. But still!

I needed a break from the grey and green of the Argyle Scarf I'm working on, so I picked what? A reusable grocery bag. As you all have probably noticed, I lean more toward the non-clothing projects. LOL The downside? I bought it as a kit for a really great price, but...well, the yarn is rug yarn. Ew. I keep thinking, "THIS is the yarn people think of when they think of scratchy wool."

I'll post both when done. I'm trying to determine my next project. I have some camel yarn I never did anything with. Maybe a hat...just a basic hat. I need something simple and mind-numbing to knit while I'm at work. ;-)

Then again, I was planning on picking out some Alpaca to use for the stuffed Alpaca pattern I have.

If I had a decent pattern for an Angora, I'd buy some of Donski's angora yarn and knit one up. Then again, I'd hate to use such amazing yarn on a stuffed animal, so it'd better be one cute-ass pattern.

I'm rambling. Good night! :-P

PS - Attached file is a random sketch of my dog and I (when I had longer-ish hair a few weeks back). Not knitting related. LOL

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scubasinger's picture

Hey, babe, Always good to

Hey, babe,

Always good to see your posts...they make me smile.

If you're looking for a nice non-clothing, easily workable project....Take a look at the Great American Aran Afghan. I don't have a link to purchase the book at my fingertips but I'm sure you could easily google it.

It is a seriously cool, long-term project. It's a book of basic cable squares. Each one is a mini-project, each one is unique. But all of them are do-able in a week's time. You knit one square at a time, you learn a shit load of stuff about how to do cables...and then at the end you seam the squares together into a beautiful afghan that you can display. And people just gasp when you tell them that YOU made it. They'll see all those twisted cables and their mouths just drop open.

OR (on the other hand) you might want to look into lace. Don't know why but the micro-small shit appeals to me!!! I look at the impossibly complex charts of a Niebling lace pattern, I look at the impossibly tiny thread of a #30 cotton ball, I look at the teensy twigs called size #0 needles......and I just go...."oooooo.....coooooooollll!!!!!!" A 15-inch table cover can give you WEEKS of intricate, challenging knitting.

And I'm STILL waiting to see if you've ever done anything with that Humpty-Dumpty project you were contemplating. I think that would be SERIOUSLY cool!!!


Vic (in St. Louis)

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I actually completed the

I actually completed the front, sides, and top of the wall (all I was going to do for a wall since it would be sewed or glued to the background. But I didn't think about the bulk caused by joining the separate pieces at the "corners" and the whole thing ended up looking haphazard and ugly. So I tossed the whole think and I'm re-thinking my approach. I was also using an approach to the brick pattern that made it more 3-dimensional, but I didn't like some of the other aspects of it, so I think I might do it in double-knit instead. But I still have some thinking to do to really hash out my next step/approach.

I've decided that I want to actually work on the Alice Down The Rabbit Hole project before the Humpty Dumpty one. I have a much clearer idea in mind for the "rabbit hole." In fact, I have just about everything for that project planned out. My only "snag" is how I want to knit/make the Alice figure. All the "doll" patterns don't quite fit my vision, and I feel like it would be too "cheap" or "cheating" to just purchase a plastic doll. The problem with this is that I need to know how big the end result will be for Alice or else the scale for the rabbit hole would be off. It's okay, though. I've got plenty of other projects to keep me busy between now and then. :-)

"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." --Richard Wright

Very cute dog Josh. What

Very cute dog Josh. What type is he? That was a nice drawing as well.

Banjo Lee Jones

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She's a Chihuahua named

She's a Chihuahua named Periwinkle. She's two years old, but only weighs in at a whopping 3 pounds, 3 ounces. LOL You can see more of her at the Flickr page below. :-) and thank you for the compliment on the drawing. I'm not much of an artist, so I was especially proud that the dog and I actually look...well, like a dog and a person. Heh.

"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." --Richard Wright

KnitsWithBalls's picture

awwww you are tooo

awwww you are tooo cute....its not about the end project...THAT'S RIGHT I SAID IT....its more about the experience you have while making it...:-)

Born Gay...FABULOUS by choice...

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LOL thank you. I agree

LOL thank you. I agree with the comment you made about projects. The journey IS the destination, right? Heh.

"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." --Richard Wright

Jason1978's picture

I love the dog....whuahahaha

I love the dog....whuahahaha

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I'm sure she loves you, too.

I'm sure she loves you, too. ;-)

"Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread." --Richard Wright