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OK so I haven't been feeling up to par lately and life's challenges were starting to get to me a bit ( if you read my last post you know what I mean if you didn't no biggie don't bother looking I deleted it sounded to much of a downer when I reread it) Anyway thank goodness I am on vacation for the these next five days. Hopefully will be able to rest,knit, and recover from whatever has decided to make me feel ill (cold,flu,allergy's who knows). This evening though with the help of my DD's I was able to take some new pictures. Since teenagers being what they are for mommies who want to take pictures late in the evening I couldn't take any face shots. So let the pictures begin.
The Convertible Shawl finally got blocked

Pattern: Convertible by Rebecca Hatcher
Yarn: Knit Picks Shadow Kettle Dyed in Jay
Needle Size: US 6/ 4.00mm
This turnout bigger than I thought. Though the picture does not do justice to the pattern or the yarn will take another picture when it drys and in better light.
During one of my need for comfort knitting moods and after reading Katie's blog I found this pattern. Model by my DD

View of the back

Pattern : Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West
Yarn: Knit Picks City Tweed in Orca (love, love, love this yarn by the way)
Needle Size: US 101/2 / 6.5mm
Can you believe that was only two skeins? Of course DD is smaller than mommy but still.
Now what to go with this comfy shawl? Why comfy fingerless of course because you can never have to much City Tweed.

Of course I have bigger hands than her too.
Pattern: Ritzy by Katya Frankel
Yarn: Knit Picks City Tweed in Orca
Needles: US 4 / 3.5mm
Now I don't think these are in any kind of order but I do know that this scarf had to be knit before class color day for my DD plenty of yarn in the stash but wasn't sure if I was going to get it done on time. Luckily I did and she loves it. Oh and she didn't get to hot in it since it was cooler that day.

Can you believe how big it turn out and she hasn't even let me block it yet! She was afraid it wouldn't dry on time.

Pattern: First Impression Scarf by Iris Schreier in the book Reversible Knits
Yarn: Sensations Kasmira in Blue
Needle Size: US 8 / 5.0mm
I want to knit one for me.
Another had to get done by a deadline knitting project was my DD birthday present. She loved my Ritzy so I quickly knitted her a pair. Only challenge was trying to not have her see me knitting them.Morning coffee knitting time and work break time help me make this deadline. I so would have knitted hers in City Tweed too if I was able to get the yarn in time but how was I to know she would love them. She is very happy with her pair though. Its soft she says but City Tweed is softer. Now for me this yarn was OK but there were some thick and thin spots it worked for this pattern (the slouchy look)and you really can't tell on the finished project. But for sweaters or anything were theres lots of lets say stockinette stitch I would definitely go with City Tweed. Does that make sense?

Pattern: Ritzy by Katya Frankel
Yarn: Queensland Collection Kathmandu DK
Needle Size: US 4 / 3.5 mm
See isn't this more fun then talking about colds,flu,allergy's and the challenges of work system upgrades. I thought so. Shall we continue??
Since we were retaking pictures I remembered I didn't take a picture of my DD wearing her scarf. Even though I still haven't sewn on the buttons yet, she found very creative ways to wear it until her mommy gets around to the buttons

Pattern: Brooklyn Hipster Scarf by Iris Schreier in the book Reversible Knits
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Lana D'Oro in Ruby
Needles: US 8 / 5.0mm
Here is her holiday version of wearing it. OK she didn't say that but when she showed it to me worn this way its what I automatically thought of.

Oh then there is

the emergency my ears are cold style.
OK that's all for now. Tomorrow I will show you what I have been working on.

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Comment by Knit4Many on October 4, 2009 at 1:36pm
Thanks lady's!
Boy you guys are on top of it! I thought oh I'll delete that post no one probably read it yet. Haha should have known.
Susan: I felt so upset that first set of pics were not usable. If I posted them you would have thought there either something wrong with your vision or did you need 3D glasses to see them clearly. That's what I get for taking pictures in a moving car.
Peggy: The funny thing is these were the DD's knits. They are now adding to the list of "Mom you know what you can knit me?" Well the City Tweed ones are my fall survival knitwear. I still haven't decided on what to knit my friends for Christmas yet. I know a least one wants sock. Well everyone would want socks really this year. Just need to get into the sock mood. I'm thinking if I do knit socks it would might be in a sport weight. Still haven't decided.
Mrs K.: I always rather skip. Today thankfully since I have been home all day is a skipping day all the way!! Easier to skip when you know the sofa and/or the bed are near by so when you need to fall. :) The DD's have been a big help today, helping with little man and giving me some "me time" though I don't think they have figured out why I haven't left my laptop. hehe...
Comment by Peggy Stuart on October 3, 2009 at 4:57pm
What great projects! So nice of your to knit for friends. Happy knitting! --Peggy
Comment by Mrs. K on October 3, 2009 at 7:54am
Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous - projects and pictures (and the models of course). I didn't think the last blog was a downer at all. Life goes up and down. Sometimes you skip, sometimes you fall. You picked yourself up, didn't you? Hope you can spend some time skipping this week. Have a great holiday!
Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on October 3, 2009 at 4:46am
Knit4:
Wonderful pics, wonderful knitted items. I love them all. And your last blog post, which I read, would not have been as much of a downer if these wonderful pictures had been available! Gotta have the pics. You have been busy, by the way. --Susan

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