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I love socks!!

I've been knitting but haven't been posting -- mostly due to being away at training for a while.

However, here's some sock pictures!!!





Details:

Garter Ridge Socks (pattern from Sensation Socks!)
Jitterbug Yarn, 2 skeins of Lapis colorway
Size 2 needles
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Bunny Hat!!

The only thing I love more than knitting is seeing my knitting being used -- especially by adorable nephews.



THE BUNNY HAT!!! :)

I'll also point out the sweater is also one that I made. Unfortunately, he's growing like a WEED and I'll need to make another one for him soon. :)
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Socks and things!

Lantern Moon.

So, they cost 5x as much as cheap metal needles but -- woah. I love them. The way that they feel in my hands is just amazing. I only have one set of size twos but they've already become my favorite needles ever.

Good thing I love knitting socks. :)

Actually, the hardest thing about knitting socks is that I have soo much awesome sock yarn!! It's hard to choose.

First recently finished pair -- from my Socks that Rock club:



Now, here's my current pair I'm working on -- finally with a pattern, not just plain ss.



I also finished another Jayne hat for a friend. I'll try to harass him into modeling it for me. :)
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Yet another hat!!



Woot! Yet another hat! Actually, I've changed the pom-pom on the hat to make it a bit fluffier but it's done. This one goes to Baby Nephew Collin. :) The pattern is from the "Simply Baby" book by Debbie Bliss.

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Hats!!

Right. So. Last time I posted was back in May. What can I say -- I went through something of a slump. I was working on a sock for a while (MMMM, sock...MMMM) and then I decided to do a bit of hat knitting. :)



Boy Bunny Hat! Boy Bunny Hat!
From "Itsy Bitsy Hats" -- a boy bunny hat! Made out of Cotton Ease
Girl Flower Hat Girl Flower Hat
Again, from Itsy Bitsy. I loved this one but man, putting the petals on was a bit of a pain!

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Yeah I know, bad blogger. :)

SO, I have been knitting. Doing lots and lots and lots of knitting. :)

You'll forgive me for not posting because it was secret knitting. Muahaha. I flew home this weekend to my sister's baby shower and she did not know I was coming. Needless to say, that was a surprise. :) The new baby got the bunny hat, the booties, and the bear, which you all have seen. What you haven't seen is the sweaters.

First up, yet another Trellis. :)



Perfectionist weenie that I am, I'm not 100 percent happy with the button placement. :) Marca still squealed when I gave it to her tho. :)

Up next, the Kimono sweater:



I was seriously unhappy with this sweater; however, I've been informed that I am way too picky. Basically, I did not think the pattern had you pick up enough stitches around the neck and I think it looked "holey." It could be that the original pattern calls for wool and I used a mostly cotton blend.

Whew!! Nothing quite like a deadline to get you moving with your knitting!! As of now, tho, I am back to knitting some socks for me with the new Blue Moon Yarn, walking on the Wild Tide. :) You know, when I originally got this yarn, I was kinda...eh. Now, tho, I love it. :) I'm trying to make a modified pair of Jaywalkers on them, modified since I'm using size 2 needles. :) Yummy stuff.
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Baby socks!

So, I knitted a pair of baby socks. What do you think?



They don't match exactly -- they're more fraternal than identical. Think I should knit a third sock that matches a bit better or do you like the lack of exact symmetry?
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bunnies!

So, I made a hat:



And Buster the Bear decided that he had to model it:




Why yes, even more clothing for the soon-to-be baby nephew. :)
And yes, more is on the way. :)
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The Reveal!

So, were you wondering just what that thing was that I took pictures of last week?

Well, here's the finished product:



THE WINNER: jillz!!! :)

Likely, the first of many things for the new soon-to-be baby in the family. :)
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