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Some Sun in the Storm

December 4, 2007

We have had a crazy few days here. First, we had a huge wind storm come through. We didn’t get it too bad in Eugene, but the coast had hurricane speed winds. Yesterday I didn’t want to do anything but stay in bed. However, I did drag my butt out of the house, and went to work. Unfortunately the winds and rain were nothing compared to all of the little annoyances. One of those days where you wake up and stub your toe.

I also had to send away part of my leg to get fixed. So Monday meant hobbling on crutches and decreased mobility. Its the feeling of being in slow motion while the whole world is Fast Forwarding around you. I survived though and at the end of the day I ended up bringing a little sunshine into the dreary grey.

Pattern: Sunflower Tam from Knitting Nature by Norah Gaughan

Needles: US size 7 and 9

Yarn: My Handspun

This was really quick and lots of fun to make. I had been thinking about it for awhile. On my spinning retreat (oh yeah, I should probably blog about that sometime) I spun up a batt from Miss Babs Fiber. I got two carded batts and they are soft and luxurious.

I spun a 2-ply yarn that was a little thicker than DK weight. The colors are so much fun and they make me want to get a drum carder (or buy everything she has). Have I convinced you to go check out her stuff yet?

I wore the hat to the dog park and felt like a styling dog owner. Yeah, thats right, I have the coolest hat in the dog park… maybe I need to get out more.

Either way, it was nice to knit something for me! Everything on my needles lately seems to be for other people. Whether its for Christmas or the many projects for Anthony, everyone has taken over my knitting. Now I feel satisfied enough to finish up a few of those big secret projects.


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