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WIPs and weirdness

I think I have commitment issues. I just cannot seem to knit only one project at a time. Right now I have 4 projects in various stages of completion.
I am *trying* to work on the WIP that is for an order, seeing as how it has already been paid for and that is the responsible thing to do.
Let’s take a look at what’s on the needles right now, shall we…

First up is a wool diaper cover. I am knitting it in pink and purple, using Universal Yarn 100%wool. I really enjoy knitting these since they are basically just hats with butt flaps. They work up quick and no pattern is needed!!

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Next up is a Baby Sophisticate. I have seen so many people knit these and wanted to give it a try. I am using Berrocco Vintage in color Aguae. It’s a washable wool and so soft. Perfect for a tiny human. Only problem I have is I don’t have a tiny human in mind for the FO. Oh, well. Friends are always popping out spawn so I doubt I will have to wait long to find a recipient.

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I also purchased my FIRST pair of knitters pride cubix needles just for this project. I LOVE them!! I already live knitter pride needles but these are a whole new level of super awesomeness. First they are square so they are much easier to grip and second they don’t hurt my hands!! I have RA and certain needles are just not good for my hands, these are not one of those needles. I may be switching to these.

The last two WIPs consist of a 10 stitch blanket and an entrelac scarf. No photos right now but I hope to take some soon.

I will leave you all with a touch of weirdness.
We are redoing our kids bathroom and while looking for towel hooks on Amazon, I came across these gems. Who wouldn’t want this?

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Happy Knitting ๐Ÿ™‚

Feeding the addiction

I am making a football hat for a friends little boys first birthday. Well I have been to 2 different yarn stores and no football brown yarn!! I went today to a third store and they thankfully had exactly what I was looking for. And it was just by chance because they just got it in yesterday. So yay for good luck.

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Perfect football color yarn! What else does a girl with a huge stash of yarn already need? Nothing right? Well yes, I don’t NEED anything else but when you start walking around looking at all the pretty, pretty yarn and you feel how soft it is, well the line between NEED and WANT becomes a little blurry ๐Ÿ™‚ ย  ย When the lady that runs the store tells you the wool is 30% off the line disappears all together and you start sporting girl wood right in the front of 6 elderly ladies making prayer shawls!!

So this also happened. I refuse to feel ashamed. I will own my addiction and be proud of it. Who needs 12 steps when you have such a soft piece of fiber to keep you company. And the lady wound the hank for me. I think I will propose to her next time to see if she discounts needles ๐Ÿ™‚ย Image