knitting, knitting, everywhere…

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As Christmas approaches and the weather turns colder I am getting more and more wrapped up in all of my knitting projects.  The new knitty group is also contributing to the frenzy.  I really enjoy getting together once a week with the ladies to chat and knit but there is that need to have a project on the needles.  So the latest … a linen stitch cowl (which I love) made from Misti Alpaca.  A one day knit.  And a new pair of Jaywalkers made from Sensations Bamboo and Ewe from JoAnns.

New Misti Alpaca Cowl

New Misti Alpaca Cowl

New Jaywalker

New Jaywalker

I have also managed to finish Ansley’s Elephant socks.  Additionally, I have been working on my quilts and have gotten all but one of the squares put together for the English Paper Pieced Quilt.  No progress whatsoever on the Dear Jane tho!

And although I love my crafts, I have nearly finished reading Les Mis – in anticipation of the movie.  I have enjoyed most of it -with the exception of the parts about the fighting – and I am reading the DiVinci Code in spanish, about 75 pages into it.  I want to keep reading now because the story is just starting to get good, but alas, the laundry is calling (or is that my husband asking me why he has not clean pants???)

Last night I took Ansley, DeeDee and a bunch of A.’s friends to see the new Hobbit movie.  Bill Staton drove also, as I couldn’t fit everyone in the car.  The movie was okay, but REALLY long, and I don’t think it would be very enjoyable if you hadn’t read the books before hand.   We saw it at the IMAX in 3-D so my eyes were all wonky and I still had a headache this morning.  Unfortunately, we got there a little late so the girls had to sit in the second row from the front – but , hey, at least they got to go!

Tonite it is off to the city with the Macy’s and the Wimpffen’s to have Thai and go to the Green Mill Jazz Club.  Looking forward to it since we so rarely go into the city – and I love going out with these guys!  FUN FUN

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About thecraftyfarmer

I love a project - and I always have tons of them going at the same time - Sometimes it is hard to prioritize, but the usual order of importance generally looks like this: PROJECT 1) My relationship with my exceptionally wonderful husband PROJECT 2) The raising of my four children - the oldest just done with college, the second about to go off to college, a high schooler, and a middle schooler PROJECT 3) Keeping up with my mother and my friends PROJECT 4) Growing and cooking healthy food for my family and friends PROJECT 5) Sewing, knitting, repurposing furniture, or other crafty endeavors PROJECT 6) Playing with my constant shadow - the family (?) dog PROJECT 7) Looking after our house in the suburbs and our farmhouse ........ PROJECT 999) Keeping up with the 12 loads of laundry I seem to have every week!

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