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Luke’s hat for the Green Isle and Other Thoughts on Knitting September 24, 2009

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Leah says … My brother and his girlfriend are travelling to Ireland and the UK for a year leaving at the end of October. After I dealt with my raging jealousy issues, that he can just get up and go like that, I decided to knit him and his girlfriend little items to keep them warm this winter. Although I hear that Ireland in the winter just rains a lot, maybe this will still come in handy. AND this means they won’t be here for the holidays, so they will still get some presents, at least. The patterns are from, you guessed it, SnB. The scarf is the basketweave stitch scarf from SnB Nation which I LOVE. I know, I KNOW I need to move AWAY from the Stitch N Bitch books. And I fully intend to do that, but a) I was ill and bored a couple of weeks ago and b) That is one thing about SnB I love- I can find an easy ‘knit in a few hours’ pattern that uses up all the yarn I have.

Next up, I’m knitting one of my dearest friends the Bella’s Mittens pattern from Subliminal Rabbit. Everyone else in our Knitting Circle has, so its time for me, too, and I’ll get to finally learn my cables and the magic loop. PLUS I have this Alpaca wool from the KW Knitters Fair that I got for super cheap that is gorgeous.

THEN I’ll be knitting with linen for the first time which I

m actually excited about. (I’m SUCH a flippin knitting dweeb. That honestly excites me. Knitting with linen yarn. Whatever!!!!) I found this grogeous table runner on ravelry with scalloped edges, and that will be for the bf’s cute parents for Christmas.

I recently reread our early blogs on here and realized I have done some serious damage to my to do list I posted way back in February! Great satisfaction, that.

I’m stumped on what to knit my Pops for Christmas. Anyone have ideas for knitted gifts for Dad’s?????

Hi, my name’s Leah. You may remember me from such Blogs as… September 16, 2009

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Leah says … I have completed another yoga mat bag BUT this one is for my friend for Christmas. She is in to yoga and I think she’d probably use hers more then I use mine. I actually read the whole pattern this time and noticed I was supposed to use two strands together for the strap, so this one is better and stronger then mine. It’s ok, that’s how presents are supposed to be, right? I’m almost done knitting an oh so easy Moms Sophisticated scarf (from SnB Nation) for my brother’s gf, they are travelling Ireland for a year and I’d like to help keep them warm in the winter months! That is almost done. I have also knit my first hat for my brotrher and J has put in an order for that too. I have been doing lots of knitting, but not lots of blogging. Photo’s and blog on that coming soon!

Also, I had the best time of my life this past Saturday September 12th. Why? Kitchener Waterloo Knitters Guild Knitting Festival!! We all drove up there and drooled to our hearts content and made off with some amazing deals. You know how Carrie Bradshaw drools over Manolo’s? Well that was us over the bundles and bundles of yarn and knitting tools. If you went, those girls you heard saying, “ohhhhh ahhhhhhh ooooooooo” and blissfully sighing loudly…. that was us!

Next project I am finally learning the cables!