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January 01, 2005

nona's New Year

alt_hereWhat did nona do this first day of the New Year? -- you're looking at it -- sitting on her big behind, watching football, and of course knitting!  What's that you say?  You're interested in nona' New Year's Resolutions?  That's a personal question, ain't it?  Well okay, I'll share my knitting related goals for 2005.  (By the way, do I look too stripey to you?)

  1. Thin out my yarn stash - Yarn stashes can be a bit like body fat.  You think you have it under control, but then a bit is added here and a bit is added there and the next thing you know you're up a few pounds, or should I say skeins.  I hope to go through my stash and weed out the yarns I won't be using.  I'll probably donate some of the yarn and sell some on, where else, EBay.

  2. Submit a pattern to knitty.com - I have greatly enjoyed Knitty and would like to contribute to the fun.  So what the heck, I'm going to submit something and see what happens.  Hum, what shall I design ... I have a few ideas

  3. Keep the blog going - nona has enjoyed posting to nonaKnits over the last 2 months.  It's almost as much fun as talking, and nona likes to talk.

By-the-by, I finished the Wavy Scarf last night - yes I did a bit of knitting between champagne sips.  Fun, fun, fun project.  nona highly recommends it.  I ended up using about 3 & 2/3 balls of Rowan Wool Cotton.  What happened to the last 1/3 ball you ask?  Perhaps you should ask my Golden Retriever, nona-Dog!

nona-Niece wearing Wavy

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Nona---much fun was had at Crazy Cousin Crafting Days last week---and patterns from "Stitch and Bitch" were all the rage. 2 cousins are working on "Marsupial bags" --very cute...but much confusion over knitting flat bottom part before beginning knitting in the round. I will send you a PHOTO of my FIRST garment in progress! I have knit the entire front of a sleeveless turtleneck sweater complete with ribbing and it looks like it will fit! I will wear it when I see you. Possibly Nona can help me figure out how to add short sleeves to the pattern in February since I intend to knit it again WITHOUT the pain from the first attempt. Mom of Nona friend the oldest led me astray the first time I decreased stitches around the armholes and I had to RIP!!! In fact, I have photos of all cousin's projects...during the glory...and during the ripping and during the lunches and dinners thrown on the table amidst all the yarn. Many lessons were learned. We all looked forward to what knitting experts we will be NEXT year. Our horror was to be sent "back to scarves!" if we could not handle the level we attempted. (although I like the looks of "wavy scarf") Fortunately, we all perservered at our attempted level, although Nona friend the oldest's sister had to rip out an entire day's work and start over because she tried to fudge the gauge...we learned you CANNOT fudge the gauge. Her sweater was turning out to be for elephant-woman. YOUR late-nona gift is on the way to you...nona god-daughter and I LOVE the BAG and yummy yarns!! Much fun was had with all (and BEAUTIFUL needles too!) I am glad to have a decent bag since you would be horrified at the shopping bag I was using ( I read your recent post on bags) --we got the box day before we left for the Crafting event! Saw nona-parents yesterday--they came by to meet nona friend the oldest's puppy (who also loves to eat yarn--we had to give her her OWN yarn!)
Nonafriend the oldest

Posted by: Nonafriend the oldest | Jan 2, 2005 9:41:47 AM

Nonafriend the oldest's sister protesteth... I did not fudge my gauge. My yarn done me wrong. I gave the gauge the utmost respect.

Posted by: Nonafriend the oldest's sister | Jan 2, 2005 2:10:05 PM

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