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Seems I got bit by a knitting jag Friday afternoon. My knitting mojo has been mostly gone for a while - understood, but still. I guess spending a lot of time the past year in hospital rooms knitting kinda ruined my mojo......but I was still plugging along on a sock. If by "plugging along" you mean knitting 1 needle's worth of stitches (18) every day or so......

Anyway. Friday I was upset with myself, so I decided to go find some BIG, fun yarn and try to knit something mindless. Unfortunately, I am predominately a sock knitter - which means SMALL yarn. I did have 1 ball of Bulky yarn that SG bought me last year (yes, HE bought me a ball of yarn, un-asked for. It's not "my" type - it's 75/25 Poly/Wool - but HE bought it.).....so I went to Ravelry and looked up projects using it. There are...a LOT of projects using bulky wool! Who Knew???

I settled on a nice cowl, CO enough stitches to wrap around 2x, and went at it.

3 hours later, I was DONE. Finished. So I cast on 60 stitches with the leftovers, and......1.5 hours later I had a nice, snuggly cowl.

SG took me to the yarn store in Ft. Worth (we went to pick up Herself).....they were having a 30% off EVERYTHING sale. I, um....fell down. Not hard....but 6 balls of yarn, 4 of which were bulky (2 are worsted for a hat for me). Of the 4, I am on ball #3. Since Saturday afternoon. :blink:

I still don't want to work on the sock, but I think my mojo is coming back. I also think I am slightly addicted to super-quick knits......:lol:

I think I am going to stock up on bulky yarn, and knit it up during the year. That way, I'll have some presents ready to go - and some new warm things for me/mine. Win/Win - just because they are quick doesn't mean that they aren't worthy presents. :lol:

I have the 4 finished cowls drying now; the 5th one needs washing and the 6th one is on the needles now. the last one is for Herself.......I put it off because she chose the most eye-blinding skein she could find. :lol:

Oh! Himself talked me into playing Subnautica......it's pretty, it's neat, and it's TERRIFYING. The killer fish are...well.......scary. He's going to set me up in Creative mode so that I won't be bothered by them - I'm not so much into the story as I am into exploring the pretty, pretty world. He's also playing - I'll get the story from him. :lol:
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but wool is so delightful! We've got no place to go...let it snow 'cause I have photos of woolies! (OK, so it doesn't really scan. It's cold, so cut me a little slack. :lol:)

I have PHOTOS! for you! I'll put them behind a cut...because I have a lot of catching up to do! Click for photos! )
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Spent yesterday quietly freaking out - seems the Orthodontist accidentally ran Himself's downpayment thru 2x. Which, of course, caused all sorts of problems with my bank. :sigh:

See, I get paid 1x/month. I have everything budgeted and scheduled - I end payday with $50 (sometimes more, but always at least $50) to last the rest of the month, which, since I budget so tightly works fine for me. Except when someone takes $200 out that I wasn't expecting. :sigh:

After numerous phone calls (I actually held it together during them - thank the knitting for that!), they agreed to refund the $200. We're still "discussing" the overdraft charges ($134 worth. :OUCH!:)....I really hope they do the right thing. It's not my fault that I was assessed the charges, it was because of their error...but we'll see.

Meanwhile, I knit. And knit. Auntie's mitts are *done*, SG's Balmoral is fulled and blocking (he knows about it; I had to have him try it on. Sure enough, I had to full it a bit more.), and I am in the midst of a beautiful cowl for me. I have a pair of mitts for me, a pair of mitts for Herself, a pair of gloves for SG and for Himself, and a Balmoral for Himself in the queue.....those'll keep me busy for a while.

Chloe is a dream puppy. So far, no destruction (other than muddy paw prints). She likes to take stuff outside, but - so far! - she hasn't eaten them. She likes to get into the trash...so the can now lives on the counter. She's a total love-bug - which Himself needed. I think he chose (well, he was chosen!) a good dog.

Guess I should get back to knitting. School starts soon......photos later. :lol:

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