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Loot December 28, 2009

Filed under: Musings — Cailyn @ 12:58 pm
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Yikes, this last week has been busy!  Family in town, Christmas preparation, tons of cooking… I’ve barely picked up my needles!  Let alone sit down to write a blog post.  Happily, the holiday season has gone off with barely a hitch.  Nothing burned in the kitchen (I cooked my first ham and turkey,) no one got brained with a Rock Band controller, and Santa did not trip down the stairs to fill stockings in the middle of the night.

 

We did have to make some last minute stockings, but they turned out pretty well.  My mother-in-law and I picked out a different fleece and button for each person.  We cut out the fleece in a vague stocking shape and then whip-stitched the two halves together.  Then we added a strip of green fleece to the top as trim, also whip-stitched, and sewed on a piece of fleece to hang the stockings.  The buttons hid the sewing of the hanger.  We might have added names (or more likely initials) if we had had more time.  They’re pretty cute, yes?

 

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This was a great Christmas for knitting.  I got a slew of great books

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and the Spin Off calendar and a great Knittyspin shirt

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and two Sheep Incognito prints, High Strung and Dare to be Different

 

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I love Conni Togel’s style.  Her sheep are so cute!  And funny.

 

And, the biggest gift…

 

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MY VERY OWN SCHACHT MATCHLESS.  Read that again.  SCHACHT MATCHLESS.  It treadles like a dream.  And it’s so pretty.  I just have to pet it every time I pass it.  I have to be careful not to drool it.

 

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To go with my spinning wheel, my in-laws gave me some Bijou yak fiber and a beautiful orifice hook (it has a clover on it, maybe it will bring me spinning luck?) and a WPI tool.  These were bought at Village Wools, one of my favorite stores in Albuquerque.

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Have to cut this short, we’re heading down to Pike Place and everyone’s waiting for me.  I’m hoping that if I look really cute in my new spinning shirt and start twitching from fiber withdrawal, they’ll let me swing by Weaving Works on the way.

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3 Responses to “Loot”

  1. Lowell Says:

    Apparently you looked cute enough… Weaving Works achieved!

  2. Cailyn Says:

    Yeah, but not on the day I planned. That’s ok, I love my new fiber! Guess what my next post is about.

  3. Millie Says:

    But the trip to Weaving Works was on your half-birthday!


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