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Friday, December 28, 2007


I think some of my favorite yarn to work with is Malabrigo. I love it. Yesterday when I hauled my butt up to Personal Threads for the sale I knew I would be bringing some home with me. I wanted to get some to make these mittens. The colors I chose are natural and taureg (the blue). I think the mittens are going to be absolutely gorgeous and it has really motivated me to finish up some of the projects I have from Christmas (some gloves for Carl and a secret present).

I got a few other skeins of yarn at the sale, too. I bought two skeins of Koigu (Mulberry Tree colorway) and one lone skein of Plymouth Galway (color 130-an avocado green). The Galway color didn't really come out true in the picture. It is a beautiful green. It is the one I am always drawn to--I can't help myself. Karen from the knitting guild made this beautiful bag and has it listed on etsy. I wanted to buy it but Carl thought I should just make one myself. It will take a while for me to get around to it when I could just enjoy this bag that is already made. Alas, Carl's frugality won out so I started looking for a good cable pattern that I like. I found one. Now I just need to find another skein or two of Galway. I bought all they had yesterday.

With all this yarn acquisition, you'd think I would be able to knit a lot while Carl is home. Too bad that doesn't seem to be the case. While I was gone yesterday, Carl finished up the drywall in the bathroom (most of it, anyway). He said Caleb and Eva were good helpers. Today we'll tackle something else---maybe he'll build our vanity. I'm going to try and finally get our Christmas cards out. There is my goal for today.

I'm only a few more posts away from 1,000. Don't forget to get some entries into my giveaway.

Here are the details to enter the giveaway for my 1,000th post.
  • One comment per post between 12/24 and when I reach 1,000 will get you an entry for each of those comments.
  • Link to my blog to get an entry (let me know in the comments if you've done so and a way for me to check).
  • Bonus entries for answering my question of the day in the comments. You may have to search to archives or have been a regular reader for a while to know the answer.
Yesterday's answer: The World's Strongest Man Competition! I've been watching this every year for at least 7 years. Last year an American won but this year he got beat quite handily by Mariusz Pudzianowski from Poland. Mariusz is pretty much a stud when it comes to this competition. This is his 4th win and that ties him with 2 other guys for the most career wins.

Today's question: My brothers love for me to knit them Harry Potter stuff. I've knit them quidditch sweaters, scarves, and hats. They always choose the same houses. Which houses do my brothers prefer? For the muggles, there are 4 choices: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw.


  1. Hello! My guess is Hufflepuff... :)

    Happy New Year!

  2. I know this one...

  3. Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw...but Ravenclaw in the style of the 3rd and 4th year students.

  4. Joe prefers Ravenclaw. Sam prefers Hufflepuff. At least that is what I seem to remember.

    I hope your bathroom is everything you imagined it to be. I'll have to come back and see it!

  5. ravenclaw hufflepuff, see google is my friend :-D

  6. I just have to say that I love, love, love those mittens!!

    And as for your question, I'm going with Hufflepuff.

  7. Thanks for the plug, Christy! I'll be anxious to see your bag when you get 'er done. :)

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  9. I was thinking Hufflepuff, but I haven't looked it up. . .

  10. I'm pretty sure it's Gryffindor, and Hufflepuff. BTW, if you had mittens like that on your etsy shop I would totally buy them - they are gorgeous!!

  11. Janet8:36 PM

    Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw, I believe, although I don't remember which brother likes which house.

    That yarn does look tempting. Good luck with the mittens and the bag. The hat and gloves you made for Mark were awesome!

  12. Boy has my time been short but wanted to post :)