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I'm a married knitter, crocheter, and newbie spinner living in the Maryland suburbs with my photographer- computer geek hubby, 3 cats, and 3 dogs. And yarn. A LOT of yarn. Just ask my hubby.

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Checking in

You know, it’s amazing what you can get done when you actually sit down and do it.  During rehearsal Friday night, I bound off the front edge of the first half of Carmelo.  After a weekend of trying to stay out of Kris’s way while he was working on NaNoWriMo (still going!), I am here:

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That’s somewhere around 85% complete.  I’m hoping to have it done in the next couple of days, because I’m itching to start my next project.  I got a PM on the Knittyboards with a question and a link to a pattern.  (For you non-Ravelers, the pattern is for a pair of stranded mittens with dragonflies up the back of them)  I’ve got some solid Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn that I think I’ll use, as soon as I determine what color combo I want to go with.

Saturday night, Kris and I met Carrie, Alex, his brother Eric, and his friend Tim at our favorite sushi place for dinner, after which the boys went off to shoot at each other (AirSoft is now a bi-monthly thing), and Carrie came back here for a girls’ night.  We watched movies (Benny and Joon, Grease, The Road to El Dorado, and The Muppet Movie), spun, and knit.

I broke out Zaphod for the first time in ages, and I filled an entire bobbin with most of the second braid of some merino I bought last year at… um… I think Maryland Sheep and Wool.  I’m 99% sure that it was there – it’s from Cloverleaf Farms, and the color is Rose Quartz.

I’ve got another bobbin that I filled last year (I started it at SAFF ’07, if I remember right), and I’ve got a little bit of the roving left.  I’m trying to decide if I want to ply it or what.  If I do, I think I’ll run the first bobbin back through to even out the twist a little, AND to revive it, since it’s been on that bobbin for a year now.  I might leave it as a single, though – it’s pretty the way it is, and I’d (obviously) have more yardage that way.

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(New bobbin on left, old one on right)

The good thing is that I’ve gotten bitten by the spinning bug again – maybe I’ll start making an actual dent in the two cubbies full of roving that are threatening to take over the craft room…

Also, Carrie told me something interesting Friday night (actually, a couple of something interestings, but only one of which applies here) – Dave at the Merlin Tree has developed a conversion kit to make a Hitchhiker into a double-treadle wheel.  I’m going to have to investigate this, because I definitely find Elphaba easier to use now that she’s a double.  I’m betting Zaphod would be the same way.

*ETA:  You people have seriously smutty minds.  That’s my copy of freaking Entertainment Weekly!  The cover article is on the “50 Sexiest Movies Ever.”  Sheesh.  😛

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