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life has been crazy lately. dont fret... i've still been knitting fiercely. can't remember a time when i wasn't... but nevertheless. i haven't posted as much as i've planned recently, including pictures! (sorry - i know how annoying pictureless blogs are.) i finished the malabrigo ear flap hat and have started another hat (cable cap) that i'm designing with my other hank of this blessed merino. i hope everyone is knitting well... while i feel like i've been very productive over the last few weeks i still feel like i have a huge weight of holiday projects looming over my...

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i am too-anxiously awaiting the release of the new knit.1 if the sweater pattern on the cover is that good, its already worth buying.not to mention, its the male issue - one of the few resources for male patterns that i can actually justify investing my time and fibers in.i guess i'll be twiddling my thumbs till nov. 15 for a new sweater project...

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i've started knitting up my malabrigo worsted - the rumors are true. the experience is very amazing and i recommend trying it on your next worsted weight project. i'm knitting a seed stitch cap with earflaps, based on the 'kitty hat' but modified to a tolerable/non-cheesy piece. below is the color of the hat - worsted pure merino "sealing wax." the actual wool is a little deeper red with a hint of brown with very slight variegation.

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spent a wonderful weekend in philly with k. finished my prospy park hat on saturday just in time to wear it to the Fruit Bats/Son Volt concert, which was unbelievably awesome. the hat is wearing well and oh so soft. i didn't have a chance to take pictures, i will soon. the other knitting hi-lite: finally got to check out loop in philly - i had been wanting to check it out for some time. ever since i read the article in the philly paper about the two local yarn suppliers that were run and owned by MEN. loop and...

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okay wow... so i have no willpower. already purchased this today. hey, i found a great deal on ebay! yes i'm defensive about my problem. [please see previous post] malabrigo worsted pure merino color: sunset i have absoluetely no self control. seriously. none.

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