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Thanks for all your super nice comments on the Norwegian Stockings! I've never received that many comments... I feel so loved! Expect to see more sage & brown projects, too. It's my favorite color combo (they were even my wedding colors!)

I'm trying to get my knitting queue together for the next couple months. These are all the projects rolling around in my head...
Scary, huh? Makes you wonder how I can think about anything else. This project cluster probably isn't even exhaustive, but the list changes daily (maybe even hourly). Hopefully, having a record of these projects will organize my mind a bit. We'll start from the top.

Aimee from Rowan Vintage Knits. This little number has been the apple of my eye for quite some time. I have no idea why I haven't made it yet. I wonder if it's already too warm to try to squeeze it this season. This is one of the few projects always on the list.

Wobbly Tote from Interweave Knits Spring. How can you not love this bag? …

Norwegian Stockings

I finished my Norwegian Stockings on Monday... Here they are!

NOTES:
Pattern: Norwegian Stockings, Folk Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Dale Baby Ull, 2 skeins chocolate brown (3172), 1.5 skeins sage green (9436), just enough for snowflakes off white (0020).
Needles: Size 2, 40" Addis
Dates Knit: February 13, 2006 - March 13, 2006
Modifications: As Eunny and Jess did, I went down a needle size and subbed Baby Ull for Heilo.
Notes: It's been said before, but I'll say it again... what a great pattern. Extremely well written, memorizable (is that a word?), and interesting from cast on to cast off. Usually I get sick of projects about halfway through, but trudge through for the cherished FO. With these, I was entertained the entire process and am itching to cast on for some more fair isle. I'm hooked. It feels weird to only knit with one hand!

I used magic loop, which kept me sane. I like dpns, but I would have a nervous breakdown if any stitches slipped off ... I'm cridging just…

Kitty in Kitty Pi

I left Zoe's kitty pi on the couch as a suggestion for her to use it. In all reality, I knew it would take some serious coercing (luring her with the promise of treats) to get her in the thing. But, I thought I would let her try on her own terms. After a little blogging, I walked in the living room and saw this:

How cute is that? Didn't take any forcing or anything. She looked a little unsure of the new kitty pi, I think she thought it was just a convenient warm spot, not a bed just for her. An episode of Sopranos later, this was the scene...Yup, she's claimed it at this point. She used to curl up on my lap whenever I knit, but I've since been ditched for the kitty pi. Some Kitty Pi InfoPattern:Kitty Pi by Wendy Knits Yarn: Lambs Pride Bulky 2 skeins of the turquoise, less than 1 skein brownNeedles: Susan Bates, size 11 circsNotes: This was a super fun, quick project. I knit it up in just a few days. Getting to the laundromat took longer than the actual knitting. …

Do you want to see the cutest thing ever?

I'm well aware my past few posts have divulged my status a scary cat lady, but I can't help it! I walked into the bedroom and saw Zoe curled up on (peculiarly, not in) her Kitty Pi. It's not even felted and she already loves it! That's her "I pity you for waking me up" face. I actually did try to felt it tonight, even making it to the laundromat. Unfortunatley, I forgot the zippy pillowcase at home and that was the end of my motivation. Looks like it's going to have to wait till the weekend. Luckily, it doesn't look like Zoe doesn't minds one bit:)

A little something for kitty

First, I want to thank everyone for all their nice comments about my Norwegian Stocking. Keep your fingers crossed that I stay motivated to finish its pair:)

I know I've got like three projects going on, but I really needed to rest my brain and just knit some plain ol' stockinette. I keep trying to add a new technique in all my projects, but sometimes it's exhausting. (UPDATE: This is my first time felting, so I guess I am trying something new!) When thinking what to knit next, I couldn't help but feel obligated to knit something for my little fiber fan, Zoe. Everytime I take off a sweater, she grabs for it and kneads it with her paws and chews on it.

Like this....(The Kitty Pi is about halfway done at this point. The striped blue & white blanket was a wedding gift hand crocheted by my awesome Aunt Bev). At first I thought Zoe's little fetish was cute (she purrs so loud, you know she's enjoying it), but when I started putting on my sweaters and finding litt…