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Just another double thick headband

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I knit this up for Al. Her coat is orange so It goes nicely. The back view is to show you the join. I am getting better at the tube joins. It is way in back anyhow, so that is a good spot for it . I am wearing it and Zach was my photographer. Credit given. If I already gave up bread in November, I don't think I have to have a new resolution. I like Doing resolutions anyhow , not stopping resolutions. I'm starting a hat with my HACHO blue sock yarn. Im doubling the strands......It is for me! I have a car trip to Milwaukee tomorrow and that should mean progress. OH OH OH my sister in law LOVED the scarf. She really did. She even sent a thank you email about it. She's wearing it to a gathering tomorrow. I found her achilles heel! Velvety goodness. I'll talk to you in the comments. :)

Ugly pooling .....or time to get back to knitting posts

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This is a Panda colorway. I have to think of another way to knit it up, because stockinette pooling isn't very pretty to me with this one! If I can find a solid near its color, I would certainly fair isle with the two yarns. I think it has good potential for fair isle or slip stitch. Do you have other ideas? Aren't I the serious knit subject blogger today?! I am answering every comment for a bit. Check back or is that too much trouble? I'll talk to you in the comments. :)

Oops, I found out a present......Sorry Santa

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But I know now, and I can sleep well tonight, knowing that SANTA is bringing yarn! I don't know which yarn so that is a fun surprise. Fireman is disappointed that I know. IM NOT! Did you find something out already, accidentally? I'll talk to you in the comments. :)

Time for Rules at the kathy b house

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*Now that the house is clean, if anyone uses the downstairs bathroom before Christmas afternoon, when guests arrive, well Heaven help them. *Eat whatever you want. Guiltless. It is okay. *Sometimes Santa gives you a present you didn't know you wanted! Surprises are fun. *If one relative won't play the Christmas game, play it anyhow with everyone else. Let him pout . * It is nobody's last meal. Enjoy whatever you serve and don't worry about everyone's likes and dislikes. *If you don't get yarn from Santa, buy yourself some! *Don't skimp on your naps. and finally, *Turn off all news until after the holidays. Think Positive. If you must watch for the weather turn the news on at quarter past the hour. Let me know if you try this one. I find it so mind clearing. I'll talk to you in the comments. :)

Fireman wanted a headband

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Knit with Zara Cast on 36 stitches. In this way on double points: 9-18-9 Knit for 18 inches Carefully seam the tube ends together I used 3 needle bind off. This makes a double thick headband due to the tube that is created ..... Zara has a nice little stretch to it. Happy almost Solstice! I'll talk to you in the comments. :)

Dream In Color Gift

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I knew this was perfect for someone when I found it yesterday, I am calling the color Evergreens, or Parochial School. Chicago weather: Big big snowflakes drifting down Music : Amy Grant's Christmas CD Coffee: Caribou Blend Tree: Lit Destination: Egg Harbor Cafe and then Gift shopping! How about you?

Irisheyes Knitters New Nurse .....Allison!

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Allison on the right, Anna on the left. New nurses. You will be in great hands. Congratulations! (Anna is Al's best friend throughout nursing school trials and tribulations!) I'll talk to you in the comments. :)

Can you stand another list?

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There have been some great Holiday memes going around blogland. I will combine a few for your reading pleasure. List of things I like to eat this Season: My fathers Hungarian cookies. I am the only one in the family who loves them. Figures . Great for dunking in coffee Ham. What is it about a ham for the holidays? There are 2 things on the menu for Christmas dinner: Duck and Ham. Quack and Oink. The men want duck, the women want ham. Spiral sliced ham. You know I have a Christmas cookie addiction. Aside: Did I tell you I gave up bread weeks ago, to help with the calories Im getting in cookies? It hasn't been that difficult. I only fell off the wagon once. Really no bread. Not no carbs, just no bread. No sandwiches, no buns, no bagel, etc. I ate so much bread before. I eat turkey deli meat between two large leaves of Romaine. Guacamole because It is so Christmas green , Grinch green, and delish. Cinnamon ice cream and peppermint ice cream..... Okay

Irisheyes Holiday Scarf Poem 09

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The Sister in law Scarf She knitted the scarf in a holiday way, she knitted to carols, it felt just like play The yarn it was velvet, acrylic but soft, the choosiest knitters could not even scoff, This scarf wouldn't itch or bring hives round the neck Why the pickiest sister would say, "What the heck? THis scarf is so dreamy so soft and so new why I'll wear it to church while I sit in the pew- Then I'll bring it back home and I'll wear it there too!" But the knitter forgot an important knit part.... the scarf needed felting, but would it be smart to risk the said scarf in a front loader yet, the result could be something we'd want to forget it could ruin the scarf in a very short spin, it was already Perfect she thought with a grin but her knitfriends insisted it had to be done she threw it on in and she winced while it spun. She hadn't the time to reknit the gift the yarn was expensive and she was spendthrit but when the machine made

A very good deal.....Yarn for sale for a friend

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Real friend Joan is selling her Crystal Palace Cash Vero 16 skeins 50grams each 98yards each for the very good price of 100 dollars. This is the time to let Santa know you want it! Let me know and I'll put you in touch with Joan. Nonsmoking No pets kept I'll talk to you in the comments. :)

Karen's Christmas Stockings ....

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A woman had a wish. She wanted stockings made for her family, just like her grandmother knit for her. Karen made the wish come true. The stockings are even more beautiful in person. Santa's beard is in alpaca and is so fuzzy. The replicas are perfect. Way to knit Santakaren. I'll talk to you in the comments. :)

Some things about the Holidays, but not ten things

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*I promise to show you the velvety scarf as soon as I finish it. It is going really well since I ripped it back. I am already farther than I was before the ripping. It reknits beautifully too. Remember it is Muench Touch Me. *The tree is up and it was easy peasy. 3 snaps and it went together with lights attatched already. On clearance last fall. Perfect for that extra knit time that would have been taken up by real tree cautions and finding lights that won't light anymore etc. *About the only other decoration I've gotten around to, and I love this SEASON, is the Santa that I put in the fish tank. *Less can be more for the Holidays! Truth is some of our things got ruined in the basement and so what is left is okay, but I am tired of it. Time to find a few new things and begin some new tradtions. *I bought SMELL OF THE TREE from Hallmark so the living room would smell like a real tree. Not so much. Al and I agree it isn't the tree smell really, but the c

Spreading Holiday Shear

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Real friend Leslie gave me this little lamb. He's a bank. For saving.....for you know what. His darling hat is actually a little green bell. There is a bell inside. Real friend Karen's grandmother used to knit these little holiday bells. Generational knitting is mysterious and fantastic to me. I ripped the velvet scarf almost all the way back. Why? Because I shouldn't knit even a four row repeat after working two night shifts......while having a chardonnay with LIME. Such ripping used to really bother me. Really bother me. Not a bit anymore! I get to feel this lovely yarn for longer now.......ahhhh silver linings. It is my favorite point of view. I think I'll post silver linings for the rest of the month. Today's silver lining? Well, working at the shelter was cancelled today and I look forward to it all week. However, I got to spend some coffee time with Fireman before he left for what promises to be a big scanner day. Silver lining

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The hat that won't unravel!

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Here is the new hat. All acrylic. All the time. I think it goes rather well with the new jacket. I finished with a KNOT! (you know who you are...thanks for the permission!) Tis the season for people to fall off ladders. Let's be careful out there. I've been listening to the scanner for you! I guess the weather being very nice last weekend, lent itself to seasonal decorating. More than a few 911 calls for 'the person who fell from the ladder. ' The next day there was a run on chimney smoke in the house calls. Yes I do knit while I listen to the scanner.... And i have to tell you my favorite from yesterday. A call to 911 dispatched as ' for The weak female." COMPARED TO WHO, I asked myself? It doesn't take much to entertain me. Speaking of favorites: I saw a liscense plate awhile back it said, "I C SANTA" I wish I'd have thought of that! Have you seen any great ones lately? I'll talk to you in th

Cleaning closet surprise

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Once upon a time I crocheted 6 teddy bears. The bear family was the start of a baby blanket. Then life happened and the bears were tucked away and thought to be lost for 20 years. Yesterday, in an attempt to organize our closet, I found the bear family. They were in a little chest with things I saved from my children's newborn period. The are kind of goofy. I have no intention of crocheting more. Maybe I'll knit some squares and join them for a baby to be. It was a very fun find. There was so much stuff on my bed and on the floor that I could barely have room to nap. When I awoke, it was dark, because it is dark by 4 pm here in Chicago this time of year. I tripped over the little chest going to shut off my alarm clock. Initally I thought I broke my big toe. Now I think I will just lose the nail. I swear I didn't even swear. I was so relieved that landed on my feet somehow, that I was too grateful to swear. I'll bet those bears had a good laugh af

Another hat......and a question....please....

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Happy December ! This is another hat for Zach. The last was too short AND unraveled at the top . Humiliating for me.......I swore I pulled the last stitches through and hid the end inside the hat. So I ask you dear pretend friends, Can I secure this hat differently? It is sketcher style so the top will not rest, this time, on the crown of the wearer's head. In this case, can I somehow do a non circular bind off? Or did the other hat fail predominantly because it was too short and the wearer may have pulled it too hard over his crown??? Suggestions? Help? (snickers and eye rolling are acceptable as long as you provide an answer!) Another question for the bakers amongst you..... I found a recipe for my cookie gun shooter. Yes, this means I am attempting Holiday cookies on my own again. I had lost the recipes. I know I know I looked on line. The recipe I found calls for cornstarch in the mix. What? I thought that was for gravy? Have you ever? Suggestions? H