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I really liked my digital camera, but I guess sometime after getting back from my trip and now, it’s lcd got cracked in my bag. I had to get a replacement camera…and I hate it. Megapixelwise it’s the same, but it’s just not the same quality. I was using my phone’s camera but it can’t even be compared to a modern digital camera. At some point I’m going to get a replacement lcd to fix the old one. It wasn’t even a year old yet. I think that if anyone has been reading my blog for awhile you’d notice that I have horrible luck with electronics staying unbroken.

I just finished the (pdf). I used 2 hanks of Cascade 220, and a little bit of Rowan’s Scottish Tweed 4 ply in hot pink for a sc edge. I only did 3 repeats of the main lace pattern instead of the recommended 4, any more than 3 and I would not have had enough yarn. It came out as just what I wanted and makes a decent sized scarf.


I also made a pair of fingerless mittens/armwarmers. I used the for the basis, and knit them much longer, used a size 6 needle, and knit a waste yarn in for the thumb opening instead. I used nearly a full ball of Rowan Kid Classic. These are great for driving so I don’t have to touch the cold steering wheel in the morning.


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Now I’m working on finishing Flo from Kim Hargreaves. I’m 2cm away from sleeve cap shaping on the first sleeve, then I have to go back and knit another front, and the other sleeve. I’m getting close to finishing, the back was the most tedious, I think, and if I made it through that I can make it through the rest of the sweater.


The only other thing I’m making right now that needs to get done soon is the . I’m using Malabrigo in Paris Night…my absolute favorite color ever. It’s a really pretty, rich shade of navy. If it wasn’t for the yarn I would so have given up on this. Endless stockinette…..I’ve never knit anything so boring! 2 giant panels of stockinette. If I read ahead, I think I would have done it as one giant piece instead of two.

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