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Sunday, June 11, 2006
  I would like to issue a retraction . . .
It is not the Opal that stinks. It is the new needles I bought to knit it with! Can you believe it. Please do not sue - can someone translate that to German for me?

No photos today, but I will give you a bit of an update. I am on the leg of my Opal socks, which I am knitting toe up. I am converted, even though my short row heel is not the best. I then began doing a diagonal eyelet on the leg but the yarn did not need this, so I went back to the beginning of the leggy bit and have just made it back to where I was before this debacle. I have also finished the beanie Purl and I were doing for the Guardian appeal, and have done about half of another one. Man, I knit big. These will not be for toddlers, but there is no age limit on cold, I am sure someone will be able to wear them in Mongolia. They fit Number One Son, and he's six (but he has a BIG head!).

I have begun to obsess about what to do with two balls of bluey variegated Patonyle that does not involve socks. I think I might make a skinny stocking stitch scarf, even though it will roll. I would like a skinny cable scarf but I am not sure how the fairisle pattern will translate to cables. Oh, the problems I encounter in life are so deep.

We had friends around last night and she was knitting a dinosaur for her nephew using Country Silk. It promises to look wonderful. I knitted so many toys when I was younger I just can't bring myself to do it any more. Too many bits to sew together I think.

Little Purl is quite sick - again - with a terrible sore throat. It has been a very quiet day and as Number One Son said, "It's just not a proper day when Little Purl isn't around". I do hope my kids always love each other this much. I don't hold out a lot of hope though! Sibling relationships can be so . . . interesting.

GUESS WHAT??? I finished both of my assignments! Yes, I have done it. Well, apart from the Reference list for one of them. I am so pleased with myself! Now I get to stress out about passing! I have found this self-directed learning business to be a bit of a slog. I NEED FEEDBACK! I NEED OUTSIDE DIRECTION! I will let you know how I go.
Sorry to hear that Little Purl is sick again.

A suggestion for the bluey Patonyle is maybe fingerless gloves.

They are really easy and a pair can be made from about a ball of yarn.

Poor Litle Purl : boogelly thingies abound at the moment. Ah I see we are both having sock issues - you must try that stretchy casting off I had to do!! It is quite good.
Well done on the assignment.
Smelly needles?? What are they made of?? Milk????
Are your needles Ivoire's? I love those needles but you're right. They stink something chronic. They're horrid and don't go putting one in your mouth accidentally. You'll really regret it. Ask me how I know. Ewwww!

Hope Little Purl is feeling better soon. It so nice your kids get along so well. It might just last considering their ages now. My 2 older kids started hating each other as soon as they hit school. Now in their 20's they're much better but certainly not best buds. My 2 littlies (5 & 7) are now both at school and very close. I'm ever hopeful they'll remain this way.
What sort of needles are they?

I was going to suggest fingerless gloves too. Cathy has a Patonyle book which would have some ideas in it.

xxx to little purl, hope she is better soon.

Will we be seeing you tomorrow????
Oh, sorry to hear the your Little Purl is not feeling well. And, as far as sibling relationships go, I think that if they get along this well now, they will always love each other...
I'm backing the fingerless gloves wagon, having made a pair and a having quite a bit left over from one ball.

I hope Little Purl is feeling better, if she loses the ability to speak she will just ahve to type more.

Hope everything goes well wiht your assignments.

I hope Little Purl is well soon. It's a nasty virus people are harbouring this year. It lingers
I'm saving my left over sock weight yarn to do contrasting heels and toes when the fancy strikes.
Cheers Gillian
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