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Saturday, August 30, 2008

Dish Rag Tag--The Sequel

Last year, I participated in a Dish Rag Tag, which I thought was really fun. So I signed up again this year, and last night when I got home, I had a box waiting for me.

Inside was a dishcloth for me to keep, knit with some great striping cotton (which I can't find anywhere near me, argh!), a ball of green cotton, some soaps, and the pattern. I grabbed my needles, and set to work.

Rory helps the speed knitting...

Several hours later, I had finished the pattern. It was awesome--I finished it quickly, and if I took it down to the Post Office, I'd be able to claim same day turn around!

I had whipped up some Mexican Wedding Cookies the night before (in anticipation) and had my ball of cotton ready to go, so I tossed it all in the box.

Go Rag Tag Fleet! Speed on!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Swiftly Winding

In the seventh season of Gilmore Girls, Stars Hollow hosts a Knit-athon to raise money to restore the town bridge. One scene shows the characters winding a ball of yarn off of a swift.

Ah, Lance thinks to himself, I will get that for Jenn's birthday next week.

And now my knitting friends, I have a swift and a ball winder. And they are awesome.

There I am, winding my first ball of yarn! I suspect that all my local knitting/crocheting buddies will be using it as well. And I'll encourage it because it would be nasty of me not too share my bounty with them. Happy birthday to me!!