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Sunday morning was spent with the girls (Jacie, Kris, Jenni, and Tracy).  Kris graciously offered to make us brunch before heading over to the New Britain Museum of American Art. And well I never turn down good home cooked food.  The menu for the morning:  crème brulee French toast – which had the most delicious caramelized top EVER….bacon, mimosas, and fruit salad (strawberries, kiwi and pineapple).  It was a feast.

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I believe the bacon made the trip all the way from Vermont….and you know how I love some delicious bacon.  It’s one of my favorite foods.

 

After gorging ourselves on brunch (more lunch when Tracy finally decided to grace us with her presence)… But us fiber peeps are never bored sitting around spinning/knitting/harassing kitties.  We headed over to the museum to see the  Ruthie Davis shoe exhibit.  Pretty sure we were all in shoe heaven.  She gets her inspirations from buildings, furniture, hello kitty… you know whatever.  Here’s a few of our favs.

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It was our first visit to the museum… a nice way to spend the afternoon.  They had a cafe and a little outdoor seating area.  Saturday mornings are free and all the time for members, but the rest of the time it’s only $9.  Go check it out.

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Paper cup mosaic  -  it was AWESOME!!!

 

I am slightly obsessed with the next picture.  Sewing Needle and Spool by Dalton M. Ghetti.  He makes these tiny little sculptures using number 2 pencils and razors — AND NO MAGNIFYING GLASS.  Is your mind blown yet? Mine was.  It took 2 years or something crazy to make that one piece. 

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Yes I have been living under a rock…I like it there.  Lots has happened in the last week or so .. mostly involving the job situation – more on that later.

 

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Jeanie is 32 INCHES!!!! That’s like half done.  The pattern says 66 inches, but I have a feeling that it will block enormous if I do that.  Maybe 60 inches, that sounds good – it will be two inches shorter than I am and probably still block enormous.

 

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All 32 inches of 1×1 kill me now ribbing.  That’s a new technical knitting term – go look it up.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         At least I know someone enjoys the endless knitting.  It’s big enough now to take over my lap – which means a certain furball thinks that it’s a blanket that belongs to him.  Oh silly cat.  It’s a good thing you are cute and didn’t try to eat chicken wings today.

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That would be Doctors without Borders sock #1 version 2.  I still need to weave the ends in, but it’s a completed sock – that fits.  I have a feeling that sock number 2 will in no way look like sock 1 for a varying number of reasons.  It will not be knit from a sock and involved crinkled up yarn – which clearly changes the tension.  And I think I tried to cast on 68 stitches, but thought I had 72. So I increased to 72 for the cuff?  Maybe?  I have no idea.  This would involve writing stuff down – and remembering where I put that.  I like non matching socks so it’s good. 

 

So in the craziness that is life – I will be moving to Bluefield West Virginia/Virginia area in oh 3 weeks.  The bottom line – I needed a job, and they have a job.  That’s about it.  No other part of me is excited about this move in any shape way or form.  I think it’s the right decision job wise – just not excited to leave my life here in CT.  The only plus side so far…I will be closer to one of my favorite yarn stores in the whole wide world – but it will still be an hour away, so who knows how often I’ll have time for that.

 

I’ve started packing up my stuff.  Priority number 1 – securing yarn in element proof packing. 

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Kitty was of course willing to help me empty out the yarn boxes and snuggle some yarn for me.  He’s a good little helper.    I put all the yarn in 1.5 lb plastic bags and then in a plastic tub.  This is a picture of almost all of my malabrigo.  I found 2.5 skeins of silky malabrigo hiding.

That would be 5 skeins of Twist ,2 skeins of lace, 2 skeins of sock, and 8.5 skeins of worsted.  ….. I do love me some malabrigo. 

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My apartment has started to look like a disaster with boxes everywhere… Next priority find a place to live in Bluefield.

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I spent last week in New Orleans presenting a poster at Digestive Disease Weekly…ooooh fun.  I actually got to go to the Jazz Fest, see my cousins, spend the day with my aunt, buy some yarn, and eat a copious amount of delicious food.  So all in all a fantastic time.  I even helped a random knitter pick up a dropped stitch on the plane home.

 

I finished knitting up the baby blanket of doom on Thursday.  Now it just needs a good wash and ends woven in.  Then it will be actually completed and allowed on the finished list.

 

Still chugging away on Jeanie.  We had a mishap on the plane ride to New Orleans – I blame Nashville and their weather that caused the worse turbulence I’ve experience on a plane in a long time.  Thankfully the stitches are back on the needles… it’s still the never ending 1×1 shawl.  I keep reminding myself the finished project will be worth the monotony….. one day.

 

The pygora is coming along beautifully.  I love the spindle more and more each day.  I might even love it more than my golding… and that’s saying a lot.  I bought some red merino/cashmere roving from Corgi Hill Farms – because who can resist red cashmere.  I have no willpower – hopefully that will see the wheel soon.

 

I did my first cable ply.  I really like how it turned out…. but the camera needs more batteries.

 

Jacie and I hijacked Tracy – took over her etsy shop (ok restarted it), took pictures of all her jewelry… Go check out the awesome stuff Post Call Jewels (I would be wearing some of her jewelry right now – except I left them all at her house yesterday).  I started her a blog too Post Call Jewels Blog.  Leave her comments and see Jacie’s awesome pictures.

 

Hopefully sometime this week I’ll get pictures of the above mentioned things.  As always life is busy busy.

 

Happy Mother’s Day’s to everyone.

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