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Swaps and such

I am ready and running for The Loopy Swap 2. I am going to be checking my sources for info on my down stream partner and planning on projects and goodies. I’m excited to get to know new people.

I’m almost finished with my Loopy club socks for March. I am currently on the toe decreases of sock 2! I’m on the second row on the Afghan. And I’ve frogged a big chunk of my Noro sock because I thought the stockinette would be too uncomfortable.

We have a very busy weekend planned. Starting with the girl having a half day and we plan to go to LYS and checking out their big spring sale. Tomorrow two kids are going with Gma for the Saturday early movie special. One kid will be going to State to visit his girl, one will be helping a fellow scout on their Eagle project and another will be working. ML and I are going shopping for ingredients and such to make Orzo salad, Potato casserole and a veggie salad for my friend whom is having a 1st Communion party [we will be attending on Sunday.] Hopefully the farmer’s market will be helpful in this. We also are planning to go order the flooring for our big Kitchen remo. Then my brother and his wife will be coming for dinner and cards. And, because I’m a procrastinator, I will have to work in order to get out the Robotics team shirts in time. I don’t think there will be much knitting time.

My weekend goal for knitting is to finish my Loopy club sock. I said it out load so now I am committed to that, right?

Here’s the Afghan’s first row.
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I have three projects going right now. 1. Swirls, Loopy sock club-75% 2. Noro stockinette sock-40% 3. Calender Afghan-10%.

This is Swirls

I want at least three more projects started. 1. Mom’s mother’s day socks 2. Socks with tomato chutney Numma Numma 3. Scarf with hand maiden sea silk.
I’m in danger of becoming a starter. I’m trying hard to be a FO-er!
I participated in the Wee tiny sock swap hosted by yarnmiracle. I haven’t received mine yet today but have high hopes for today.

This is the sock I sent to Margaret in N.C.

I think I’d like to make a million of these and hang them on a “clothesline” with little clothes pins.

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A very good day indeed

I got my swap package in the mail today. WOW is not enough said. Lynda, my upstream partner, did a super job. She sent Duets in Chocolate Crunch which is the perfect mix of reds and browns. a darling Sock Monkey knitting bag, biscotti, salt water taffy, Godiva Chocolates, sock blockers, soak wash sampler and pecans from her grandma’s house. And……..

The most beautiful shawl in browns and I’m sorry I don’t know the pattern but it looks like leaves. I just can’t believe I have such a talented partner. I have been sooooo lucky in this swap to have got her.

This is ML showing minimal enthusiasm for the pecans (which are a favorite snack for him.) Isn’t he cute!

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Yesterday my husband and I became the proud parents of our third adult child. Happy 18th Birthday to Rick.

So, I have changed my username on Ravelry. It is now Kash. I got tired of looking at my name all ran together and since I think my initials are pretty cool I went with them. It seems kinda weird now though. We’ll see if it makes any difference.
I am rounding the corner home on my swap project. It’s been adding stress to my life in a way I had not expected. I’m worried I used the wrong pattern for the yarn I chose. I’m worried she won’t like the yarn or think I did a good job knittting. What if it doesn’t fit? I am not usually this insecure about things. I’ll be glad when it’s over. I hope she loves everything. I’m trying really hard.

I am almost finished with the Math Nerd socks for ML. I have broken my third Lantern Moon needle and it’s put that pair on hold until I can replace it. It’s the third one, it’s kind of embarrassing really.

We have several inches of snow on the ground today with a nice thick layer of ice under it. Of course since the schools called a snow day last week (when we had almost no snow) they all went today. You only get two snow days figured in the calander and if more are taken school gets out later in the summer and the teachers and other staff hate that. So off to school we go after deicing the van and prying the frozen doors open and almost killing myself on the icy driveway. Happy winter to you, too.

We sent this adult child out to supervise the.. uhm.. Shoveling.

They seemed to enjoy themselves. Good job anyway!