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I have felt like I had a cold for the past week, my allergies have been horrible lately (itchy ears, sneezing...) I'm not sure what I am allergic to, but this is the worst it's ever been for me. I changed allergy medicine so hopefully that will help. I hope it ends soon!


I will stop complaining now and talk about knitting! For the past week I have been going a bit yarn/knitting crazy. I went to my local yarn store twice in three days, and I have spent sooo many hours knitting. My main project was a cowl for my friend's birthday (visit her on etsy at http://ellysprout.etsy.com). I couldn't decide on a pattern for the longest time and I kept trying different things out. I ripped out my knitting for this project at least ten times, usually when I was practically done knitting the cowl. I am finally happy with it after a week of trying! It is made of beautiful soft super bulky purple yarn (50% wool, 50% acrylic Sundae by Berroco). I used what I learned from all the patterns that I looked at and the trial and error to make my own cowl pattern up. I made the cowl in a simple garter stitch, and i knitted it as a scarf and then grafted the two ends together to make a twist (a mobius cowl). What do you guys think of it? Should I make one to sell on etsy?


I have also been going sock crazy! I love sock yarn, it is so much fun! A few months ago I finished my first sock, and I just recently started on it's pair. I am aiming to knit at least 5 rows a day in the sock, if I do meet that goal I can finish it in about a month...hopefully I will be able to finish it before then. Here is a picture of my progress and my finished sock!


I am currently also working on a blanket for myself and a sweater for the charity warm woolies (http://www.warmwoolies.org/). I've knit a few small vests and sweaters for them in the past few months and once I finish the sweater I am going to send it all in. This is the first sweater I have ever knit so hopefully it will go well (i will post pictures and talk more about these projects in another blog post).

I just listed this super cute watermelon rose pink and green swarovski bracelet in my etsy shop, what do you think of it? http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30941492

I have another blog (http://jrobyndesigns.blogspot.com) I post the same knitting related posts there, plus others (although I only have two posts so far and both of those are knitting related and those are on here too :D)
I also have a twitter http://twitter.com/jrobyndesigns

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Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on September 15, 2009 at 8:15pm
Cowl - looks great!
Socks - ditto!

Way to go.
Comment by Jenny on September 15, 2009 at 4:59pm
thanks PickleSue! It took me forever to finally decide exactly how I was going to make it so it didn't look weird. I'm so happy with how it turned out! It is very very warm...I'm kind of sad to be giving it to my friend...but I can always make another one :D
Comment by PickleSue on September 15, 2009 at 4:16pm
Ooooh. I really like that mobius. Really neat looking. And waaarrrmmm...

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