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my rip-off trapper

when i need to feel better about myself, i knit with bulky yarn. starting and completing a project during two episodes of my favorite addiction (six feet under) can make anybody feel pretty great! The rip-off hat happened all-of-a-sudden… kinda like blacking out and when you come to, you have a finished hat in your lap? so here's the story on the hat you see above: i saw the trapper hat in the winter 2006 vogue knitting and thought it was great. Then I saw some pictures floating around outthere and thought it was really great. Here’s the thing -...

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looking toward the future

i've been meaning to assemble a collection of images for future projects. here's the beginning of that list. these are images of projects that i've probably had stewing in my mind for a while but haven't had the time or money to make happen. sweaters hats scarves/socks/gloves click on any of the thumbnails to see more details. all comments positive or negative towards any of these patterns are welcome! i do like to know what i'm getting into before i make the plunge....

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Ufserud Ordered!

well thank you all for your input on my colors! I would love to say that there was a clear victor in the competition... but it seems that you all have varying tastes (thank god), or worse (like me) want to see multiple combinations knit up. The three contenders came down to B, C and E, with B having the most votes. Here's the thing... while I really like E, I really just can't shake the whole high school mascot/letterman's jacket vibe it puts out. that yellow. that green. its got that kitchy home-game feeling to it, which was originally...

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this is our busiest and craziest week of the year in my office. i'll probably be working 20+ hours overtime in total and so i haven't really gotten any time to knit and probably wont be doing any until this weekend. aside from impending exhaustion and major lack of personal time, i will be making a significant amount of overtime money and have decided to reward myself by purchasing the Ufserud kit from Bea Ellis. (seems i can always find a way to justify breaking the steadfast yarn diet.) the reason i'm telling you this is because i need your...

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just because i think the insides look as good as the outsides on fair isle.... click to see it bigger won't have much time for updates or even knitting over the next week. hope to see you sooner than later! have a great weekend!

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