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not a present

i finished the mitts i was working on.

i..uh..chose to use two different colors. Yeah, chose. that’s right.

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productive train knitting

This morning I spent a very productive train ride knitting. Here’s where I was at the start of the commute:

mitts

Mitts For Me, in Malabrigo’s Merino Worsted, color: Pearl Ten (it is purpler than the picture)

And here’s where I was at the end:

mitts unraveled

Turns out I can’t measure my own hand. Even tho the size I thought I was (8.5″) matched up with “Mens Medium” in the pattern, I carried on knitting, figuring that size will out. I remeasured my hand this morning (7.5″). Yup, I’m a standard Ladies Medium. And while I hate ripping out knitting, and I especially hate frogging, my proposed fixes (decreasing about 6 stitches in the next row, or lightly felting it) seemed silly now that I knew I was in error, and not the pattern. Plus, it’s not like I got very far. *sigh*

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what i was

discohellokitty1

 

You guessed it, I was a Hello Kitty Disco Queen for hallowe’en.

 

discohellokitty2

 

Ok, maybe you didn’t guess it. But that’s what I was, and I’m sticking to it.

 

discohellokitty3

 

And for those of you who are wondering where my cat ears are, the “hello kitty” is more “character that could fit in the world of Sanrio,” but I figure more people have heard of hello kitty than sanrio. I was purple and pink, what can I say.

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what should i be?

hallowig fo

I look young

The hallowig is done! Now, what should the rest of the costume be?

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hot-lanta

i’m off to atlanta for work tomorrow, and then to boston to visit veronique. To tide you over for the week, here are some pictures.

sewing machine table

My new sewing machine (table)

sewing machine table open

Sewing Machine table open

sewing machine

Close-up of sewing machine

hallowig1 wip

Hallowig (not made on sewing machine)

hallowig2 wip

Obviously unfinished hallowig (10 days to go!)

sewing machine table with crap

What the sewing machine table normally looks like,

before I prepped it for the photo shoot

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tiny thumb tops

Hrm… what could this be?

thumbhat

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