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Archive for February, 2008

Future blogger

I had a large post in mind today regarding some things that I’ve been up to the last week. Unfortunately, I have a sick baby on my hands and I won’t be on the computer enough to compose much of a post. The poor little guy is the kind of sick where all he wants to do is curl up on my chest and cuddle. Since he’s usually too busy for such things, I’m enjoying every moment of his mama-neediness (but not the sickness, so much), before he turns into a teenager and wants nothing to do with me.

I’ll leave you with some thing I caught him doing last week:

Like mother, like son.

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From small to large

I’ve produced a few small knits the last six or so weeks, which have gone a long way to yanking me out of the non-knitting hole I found myself in. I had hoped I ‘d be one of those pregnant women that can’t stop knitting for their babe, but I turned out to be one of those that didn’t knit a thing for him. I would have (and possibly should have) been ashamed of this, but I was busy with other baby‘s sweaters at the time.

Once Em made it to six months, it was like some knitting weight was rolled off of me . I needed small projects to work on, though. Bibs, mitts, and small blankets seemed just my speed, mostly because they took me almost as long as large projects did pre-baby. I wondered out loud recently what I should knit next. The answer came with out hesitation from the man sitting next to me: a long-promised cardigan.

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Cambridge Jacket, Interweave Summer 2006. The link shows it a bit better.

Mr. Cygknit picked out the yarn at the WEBS tent sale in 2006. Every now and then, he’d pipe up about it, but one look from me and he’d go back to perishing the thought. I think this time I was ready, though. When I was searching for a project to take to the Stitch N Bitch group I’m going to now, I realized it was time. Also, if I was going to swatch anywhere, it would be there. After swatching and going up a needle size, I’m about here. And here isn’t too scary of a place.

Cambridge rib

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Apparrently, Nice Matters

This fall, during the tail end of my 18 month knitting ennui, I was nominated several times for the Nice Matters Award. Then just over a week ago Jess nominated me. I could hide from posting when I was blah on the knitting, but now? Now I needed to step up and say thanks to Kelli, Tonya and Jess.*

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Part of being nominated is getting to pass the award on, so I selected a few of those bloggers I read that I feel are genuinely nice. I’m not sure how many I get to nominate, so I chose two categories. The first five are knitbloggers that have gone out of their way for me. I’ve thanked them before, but I could thank them a hundred times and it still wouldn’t be enough.

In that vein, I nominate, in alpha order:

Netter – By Hook or Pointed Stick

Kelly – The Gabby Knitter

Katy – Knitterpated

Mrs. NeedleTart

Kristi – Red Dog Knits

Like Jess, one of the main reasons why I chose to switch to WordPress was that Blogger doesn’t include email addresses. I have never been able to say Thank You to some I’ve always wanted to. Until now. The second are two bloggers that have really made my day with their comments:

Leigh – Leigh’s Fiber Journal

Heather – Domestic Extraodinaire

I see now how hard it is to choose people to nominate.  I sweat over my Bloglines searching for whom to nominate and still feel like I could have added another half-dozen.  I can think of at least one that might not want to be called nice, though…(you know who you are)

If you are nominated and would like to play, go ahead.  I don’t force memes on people.

* I would have linked to their awards post but I was afraid I couldn’t have tag-backs.  They seriously are nice folks, believe me.

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