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Saturday, April 15, 2006
  Stop the world . . .
I wanna get off!

The busy period has only just died down, and although I have managed to keep up with reading blogs I have not been able to sit down and post myself. However, I will make up for it now.

I finished a couple of projects this week (take a look and let me know what you think), and thankfully also finally managed to finish the back of the Manly:

I have been having a little bit of time off the needles, as I have been finding my hands have been a bit painful at times. I can't stay away for long though, and have knitted at least a couple of rows each day. As I type I have done about 15cm of the first sleeve of Manly. Mother gave me a good tip - knit the back, then the sleeves then the front. I don't know about you, but I always find the sleeves take longer than you think they will. I am going to take her advice for this jumper.

I have decided I am not going to knit Tubey, after buying the yarn for it and all. I have been reading a KAL where people have complained that it makes them look a little busty, and as I am already more than a little busty I am not going to tempt the booby gods of fate. Instead, I am looking to find the perfect high neck sleeveless thing pattern to wear over my favourite long sleeve tshirts and shirts for the cooler days. I am even contemplating making up the pattern myself! I get quite warm at work (read flustered!) and so anything too covered just makes me purple. This project will be black. Cursed black knitting, but I can't get away from the fact I like wearing it!

The colourful bits and pieces I also bought for Tubey will be for Little Madam, not sure what but probably a cardigan. I need to go through some of my pattern books to find something suitable. She insists on wearing pink most of the time, but if I am creative and use some colourful buttons I think I can convince her to branch out.

I am getting quite excited about joining my online friends on Tuesday for a face to fact meeting. Excited and just a bit nervous. Cindy has given me directions, so I know exactly where I need to be. I don't know what I will bring to knit. Perhaps I will have something else started by then? Wasn't it a beautiful day in Launceston today? I hope Easter Bunny comes to you all, and that you have a happy and safe day. Don't eat too much chocolate!
We are all very excited you are coming!! I don't need a Tubey then either!!!!! I have the new Jo Sharp magazine, I lent it to Suzi, but she's bringing it on Tuesday and I have the Country Silk patterns for you too!!
Bring something mindless to knit : we all chat and laugh and eat too much to concentrate!!!!
Happy Easter!!!
I love your latest completed projects especially the noro silk garden beanie, love it.

See you Tuesday, looking forward to meeting you, Cindy is right about bringing mindless knitting, it is about all any of us can concentrate on, you will see why on Tuesday ;)
I agree with Cindy and Sharon.

Definately bring mindless knitting but you won't get much of that done either.

See ya' tomorrow.

Looking forward to meeting you tommorrow as well.

I don't know about mindless knitting, I usually bring whatever has stumped me and ask Cindy for help. She's very kind and hasn't chased me away with sharp pointy sticks...yet!

I loved the beanie with Noro silk garden, I hear alot about Noro but have yet to try it out myself. I think it's Noro they use for the armwarmers in SNB Nation which I am quite keen to try.

Hey, I love both the back of Manly and your mum's advice. I'm going to try it the next time I make an in-pieces sweater!

If Tubey makes folk look busty, then I'm so there! I'll get the yarn asap. I like the silk garden hat an awful lot.

How fun meeting people. Have good fun!
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