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Just a quick post before getting back to work...

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Work is progressing on the Greenwood - am so close! The front and back are done and crocheted (yes, a bit of a departure from the pattern, but it works best for me) and the bottom ribbing started. I figured that would be the most stitches, then I would do the cuffs, then the cowl neck. THEN the blocking. So far, so good, though I did not get enough stitches for the bottom ribbing as I had hoped, fingers crossed it's not too narrow! I did try the unblocked sweater on and it fit just fine, so if it stretches in the blocking all the better:)!
Last week, I was in a meeting for which I did not need to write notes (a summary would be provided at the end), so I needed to keep my hands busy and on a whim, picked up this gradient yarn from Joann's for only 5 dollars - couldn't resist. It will make a nice cowl - am knitting as I go, doing a sampler of simple lace and knit/purl patterns I can do with my eyes (almost) closed. Finally, what does a knitter, who has about 55 projects on…

In Memoriam, In Joy

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I posted the above picture back in September of 2008, accompanied by the following: "After the client visit, I stopped in at The Celtic Knot Yarn Shop just to see if they had another ball of yarn for a project I was working on. I thought it would be a quick in and out, but I ended up sitting down and having a chat with Carole, the owner and a friend of hers – Anise or Aniece (don’t know how she spells her name). Both were sitting, chatting and having a little snack (and some vino, LOL). An employee was re-organizing the yarn displays. So, instead of browsing, we talked about all the different knitting groups, including the Sip ‘N Knit group I belong to, the local knitting guild and various fun knitting topics as well – and politics. I was my usual big mouth self about certain topics (you’d never guess what my political affiliation is, would you?). Turns out, we were all more or less of the same mind, strangely enough. And of course the wine they were drinking (no, I didn’t have …