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About me, myself, and I and the hobbies I have, including, but not limited to knitting. Oh, yeah, and my family too.

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Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Native Hoosier who never escaped. Living with hubby and kid in a house packed with too many crafts. And this is a problem how?

Saturday, February 26, 2005

Life with a house-full of men.

OK, maybe not a house full, but I'm definitely outnumbered here. Besides DH and mini-DH, we have a friend of ours living in the basement. Numerous bad karma circumstances rendered him jobless, mateless, and homeless in just over the past 9 months. Since winters in Indiana make living in ones car NOT an option, we took him in. In exchange for a place to sleep and the occasional hot meal, he has made the kitchen his project. As he says, "A bored fag is a dangerous thing." Currently, he and DH are tearing apart my kitchen sink. Did I ask them to do this? No, but since when did any man do what a woman asks of him?

I've finished the Rogue all but the final graft of the hood, and blocking and the final sew together. I think it has turned out rather well, but the real proof will be whether or not my niece likes it. She's 16, and rather retro-goth in the way she dresses. I say retro because she recently cabbaged onto an old coat of mine from the 70's and loves it. I say goth because she does wear a lot of black. I've posted some photos of it down below. I'm going to have to rip out the hood and do it again, as I do NOT like the way the back of it finished up. I may wait till I get mine done, so that I can redo it with a better understanding of how it is suppose to look.

By the by, join Katy and me in a knit along next month. Sounds like fun.

I figured I might as well get the sleeves blocked.... Posted by Hello

Side view. This is a really cool feature. I can't wait to see it on my niece. Posted by Hello

My 4 year old son acting as a model. Look at the hood close up and you'll see what I don't like about it. Posted by Hello

I really don't like the way the hood turned out. I'll probably rip it out and re-do it when I recover from actually gettting this far. Posted by Hello

Saturday, February 05, 2005

This is a Test..........

My first Tudor flat cap Posted by Hello
I knit and felt this hat about 8 years ago. I've not done many more of these since, as they are rather boring to knit.

OK, now that I think I've figured out how to post photos......I shall take more, and post them, so that nobody will ever look at them anyway.