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Still Not Knitting

Yeah, I know.  I said there would be knitting.  I fibbed.  Soon.  Kris is feeling lazy-ish tonight, so we’re probably going to be watching movies.  I’m going to get back to working on the Mystery Stole.

In the meantime, a FO, some planned projects, and a kickass gift.

First, the FO:


What I believe may be the single-handedly most obnoxious Hawaiian shirt ever.  This is the same print that Amanda gave me that I used for my first Frenchy bag.  I was in JoAnn fabrics the other day and stumbled on a bolt of it.  I bought all they had, because I knew that it HAD to become this shirt, and that I could find something fun to do with the rest of it.  So, on Thursday, when I would have been at Barnes and Noble for knitting but was instead at home waiting for my yoga clothes to dry because I forgot to put them in the dryer (D’oh!), I made this for him as a surprise.  He even wore it to work on Friday, brave soul.  😀

ETA:  Per Courtney’s request, it’s Butterick #2149.  If you use it, definitely look at the finished size vs. intended wearer.  I used an XL, which should have fit, but I think it’s a bit too big, and I’m going to pick up a copy in the L size for the next ones.

Today, Carrie and Maryanne took me on my first trip to G Street Fabrics.  Holy CRAP that place is huge.  I found lots of fun prints, but narrowed it down to four, to make more shirts for my very appreciative hubby:


The camera print was a no-brainer, really.  And the poker one was just fun, but I about died when I found the buttons to go with it.  The chili peppers and fortune cookies are mostly just for the silliness factor.  Kris seems to like all of them, though.
I got a PM on Ravelry last week from Valkryie.  She was going through some things to prep for a garage sale and came across something that made her think of me, so she wanted to send it to me.  On Thursday, this arrived in my mailbox:


Is that not awesome of her?  I have to decide what I am going to do with it, but it’s definitely going to be something REALLY special.  I think there’s 3-1/2 or 4 yards there, so any suggestions are welcome.  Thanks, sweetie!!!

So, now I’m off to settle in with clue #4 of the Mystery Stole (unless I feel like tackling beads, at which point I can work on clue #2 on the second end, since that still hasn’t exactly progressed) and Indiana Jones.  Apparently, Kris is in a “Raiders of the Lost Ark” mood.  :)_

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