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Coming Clean

That's for all the lovely comments about the monkey socks! It's especially nice to see some new commenters:)

Hmmm, I think I forgot to mention something... I kind of started and finished a sweater project without one post to the blog. Rounds of stockinette just seem to fly by, I guess. Because the sky is gray today (we're getting a noreaster! wha??) and I'm without the energy to coax some decent shots from my camera, here's a sneak peak and a promise of more photos to come.



Can you guess what it is? Let's just say it shares a name with one of the most used words in my lexicon and is New England's version of "hella" or just plain "really." If you still can't guess, stay tuned for some better pictures (or you could just look at my tags...). Also, notice the blue?

Evidentally this project only whet my appetite for the tactile sensation of luxurious yarn and stockinette in the round, because I already pulled some yarn out to restart a project. All I need is decadent fiber to keep me entertained, I guess. Plus, with Demi also in progress, a brainless project is required.



Remember this yarn? Click here to jog your memory. The sadness has finally waned enough for me to look at this yarn again.

Somehow my quick FO photoshoot turned into an all-out Miles photoshoot. He's just such a ham. As soon as the camera is out, he sits and wags his tail and actually poses. How can I resist that? And because I'm a goofy kind of girl and can't get enough of wacky animal shots, here's Miles:




Doesn't he remind you of Geena Davis in Beetlejuice when she's trying to scare away the new family? You know, when she puts her eyes on her tongue?

Comments

Stacey said…
Why, after all this time reading and commenting did I JUST realize you are in West Hartford??? I'm right outside of Worcester! Not too far!

Anyway, Wicked looks like it's going to be, well wicked awesome! (I did grow up in New England after all!)

Miles is too cute - love the dogs that ham it up for the camera!
Anonymous said…
Hello miles! I don't know what the sweater is, but I can't beleive how quickly you made it - I don't think rounds of st st would ever fly for me!
Anonymous said…
Just found you from Ashley's place over at Dogged Knits...love the blog!

Hi Miles! Are you the good boy dog? Yes you are. Snorgles...

I wish my Sophie would pose for better pictures. As soon as the camera comes out, its all sad ears and poutiness. She's a drama queen.
lobstah said…
"Oops, I knit a sweater without realizing it!" Oh how we all long to say that! Looks like it's cute. As is Miles. Y'know he really does look that part in Beetlejuice, except not scary.
Anonymous said…
the sweater looks good {well, from the very little i can see!}. love the blue!
miles looks adorable. by the way. let him know i said so. ok? ;0)
Oh, oh, oh... I'm sad for your lost half-Hourglass all over again...BOO! Now, on to the Wicked...Can't. Wait. To. See. It. I've been contemplating this pattern for no other reason than it has a kangaroo pouch. Which I love. Along with hoods. But I haven't seen enough of them that I love yet to spurn me into action to knit it. I will be waiting patiently for your FO shots. And heart! Miles. He make a great tide-me-over for the FO shots.
Elinor said…
WICKED! Can't wait to see the pics!

Miles is such a cutie pie!
Melissa said…
wow! knit so fast there was no time to blog about it - impressive! can't wait to see some more pics of wicked!
Lisa said…
Miles is too cute! :)
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