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>Monday FO

>IMAG0174I will admit to being a lazy college student in the middle of midterms. That admission paves the way for me to share a FO, calorimetry (my project page) has been done for weeks. I neglected to photograph calorimetry right away and thus I am presenting it to you.

It’s a very quick knit (so quick that it can be knit in one evening) and it is easy to customize to your preferences. I will be customizing a few with cables and such, just for a different look. I’m also making a bunch of these for last minute gifts.

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>Two in a row

>Two post in row! I can’t believe it. I’ve been spindling non-stop on my turkish, which I’ve named Bijou. I’m having so much fun with her.

Bijou 

>Quick Knit & Post

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day Folks!
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I’ve been consumed with homework, like most other college students at midterm time. Today I am looking forward to eating Reubens, and working on a new pattern. I’m going to be making the calorimetry (rav link) head scarf. It looks pretty simple and fast. Plus, I just love short rows!

>Skipping Stones

>I have been so busy lately. School is just…hectic. However hectic it may be, I always find time to spin and knit.

I spun a bobbin full of Sky Drama. It’s very soft and squishy and so bright!
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Now, I’m spinning River Stone. It is almost the complete opposite of Sky Drama. I’m actually in love with the muted browns, shiny cream and grey tones. I’m thinking this handspun will definitely be a pair of socks. What sock patterns would you recommend for this soon-to-be-yarn?

Riverstone Merino Bamboo

>Wind in the Mountain

>This weekend I got to finish up spinning n’ plying a 2 ply lace weight yarn that I have named Wind in the Mountain. It is so soft and silky, spun from BFL/Silk. This fiber from CorguHillFarm came in five little 1.5 oz braids in complementing colors. I spun two mini braids and ended up with about 300 yards of lace weight yarn.

Wind in the Mountain

>Stitches West 2011-Weekend Wrap up

>Stitches was amazing this year! Not only did I volunteer to teach people how to spin on CD drop spindle for my spinning guild, but I also bought so many goodies. I did such a great job of staying within my budget. I brought $200 with me and I only spent $180. I think the lady I saw pushing a shopping cart (yes, a shopping cart), cannot say the same. Here is what I got:

Blue Moon Fiber Arts:
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Corriedale Roving 8 oz

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Kid Mohair and Merino Blend 8 oz Roving

Carolina Homespun:
Merino/Tussah Silk 4 0z.
Merino/Tussah Silk 4 oz.
Malabrigo from Imagiknits SF:
Mariposa Colorway//Lace Weight
Black Colorway//Lace Weight

Cadmium Colorway//Lace Weight

Lisa Souza:
Merino/Silk top 4 oz in Sky Drama Colorway

>Stitches West

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The Stitches West 2011 convention is going on this weekend. It totally makes sense that we are having a torrential downpour this weekend, right? Well not really, usually this time of year it all blue skies and sunshine. All of that aside, I am going to have the best weekend ever.

I’m going to stop by the market tomorrow in hopes of beating the crazy crowds. I’m wondering if anyone has any suggestions of things I should look for? I know the obvious: yarn, fiber, and other goodies.  Are there any vendors that you love? I know I’ll be stopping by the Malabrigo booth and I know I’ll be trying to find some nifty shawl pins. Can you guys recommend anything else?