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well - i finished my prospect park cap last night... was planning on wearing it today because of the fall chill, but decided that i'm going to go back and rework the decreases. the hat is just a liiittle too short - definitely wearable but not so that i'll be completely happy with it every time i put it on. i guess its to be expected since i was altering a previous hat pattern that i had conceived but translating it to a significantly smaller gauge. think i'll go back into the body tonight, add an inch (a few more...

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pumping out an original hat pattern for my aurora 8... i can't stop knitting this stuff up! it looks and feels great. i guess the hype is well-founded. hope to finish my hat tonight and be wearing it in the morning i'm on a bit of a stripe kick. photos to come soon. i'm headed over to the yarn co. on 82nd and b'way after work. i've stopped trying to convince myself that i wont buy anything on my (all too frequent) excursions to nyc yarn suppliers... i've realized it is more realistic to try and insure some sort of...

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as those of you in new york understand... my love for School Products is perpetually exploding out of my chest. one of my more favorite hide-a-ways in manhattan. so i went last night after work, caught the 1 train down from lincoln center and was swimming in a sea of yarn by 5:15. i walked in audibly chanting to myself "i will not spend money on yarn... etc." has that ever worked? i walked out 38 dollars cheaper than i was when i went in but about 38 times happier! finally bought some aurora 8 because i've been wanting to...

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the cold weather gets me excited! how long have the knitters of new york been waiting to wear warm hand-knits that have been in the works for the last few months? i myself... am a scarf whore. i'm rockin the gloves now and oh so soon... the sweater! i'm setting my (sweater) completion goal for next week. just checked the weather forecast for the weekend and it looks like i'll be rocking the long sessions of couch knitting. grey and rainy... just how us washington (state) natives know it to be. lets hope for some major progress. i feel guilty...

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oh elsebeth how i love you

just when i thought it would be a while before i found something i loved more than elsebeth lavolds silky wool.... i have to go and order two hanks of... yeah, you guessed it.... SILKY TWEED (also by Lavold). Oh god ... So good. Its gonna make the perfect finishing touch for the sweater. and of course i'm already trying to find a way to make another sweater using silky wool/tweed... or really anything that will let me keep working with this one. obsessive?

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