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so_squishy
i started a knitblog!

http://tejela.blogspot.com/

the name is spanish for "knit it"

i'm going to use it to keep my personal lj from getting all clogged up with knitting nerdiness that my friends don't understand since they don't knit. so visit it as you see fit, i guess. not much up there yet.

x-posted to iowaknitters and punk_knitters
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theladywyvern
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theladywyvern
I have power this morning.... Didn't lose it over teh weekend, how'd everyone else fair?
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theladywyvern
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theladywyvern
So, thanks to all who are helping with the interpretations on the dog sweater book.( if you haven't contacted me since getting your pattern, drop me an email letting me know how things are going ) I am still hoping to release it in a week,though due to the death of my husband's brother and the memorial service being this coming weekend, I'm a bit behind.

This does mean that during the 5 hour road trip home, I get to do car knitting... which in other words means dog sweaters, a few pair of socks... ( the socks are for the daughter and possibly me.. no chart to follow, just simple mindless knitting )
I did manage to get three sweaters done over the past few days for the book
and I know people are wanting a preview shot... Roggey is in love with this one, so its the preview shot for today. It's based in a tribal tattoo of a ripped heart. The color is actually a deep red, but for some reason my camera is insisting on making it orange. Diva also did not want to cooperate in the picture taking process. For those who want to know, its a size 1 , Diva is about 4 or 5 lbs.

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theladywyvern
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theladywyvern
The past two weeks have caused my ability to complete the new dog book in the time frame I set for myself impossible. So after a few more commission jobs, Im going to crank out the 20 or so sweaters for it. If you have a dog, knit FAST, have a digital camera and want to do a mock up, By All Means - Read more...Collapse )

Current Location: home
Current Mood: stressed stressed
Current Music: watching the news

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iowaknitters
nstynittinnymph
an_sceal! We did it!

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Out of five entries for the "small clothing" category, we nailed third place! For the rest of you, you can go HERE for the whole sordid adventure.

The shrug was first inspired by the Yarn Harlot's purchase of some laceweight cashmere yarn:

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an_sceal and I talked about the make up of the fiber and she sent me a photo of the colorway after it was in the fiber (70% merino/30% tussah silk):

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And this is what the shrug looks like on:

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theladywyvern
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theladywyvern
I'm finally catching up on blogging... Aren't you proud Roggey?
Well, these are finally done and the pattern is on my site.



Here is another pic in another color

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iowaknitters
nstynittinnymph
I've been busy, so y'all will have to go check out my LJ for pictures, patterns, and swearing!

Yay! Autumn has arrived!
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theladywyvern
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theladywyvern
My new book, which is now available thru my website  , is called Knot Your Average Knitting -
40 Charts for the Unconventional Knitter.. Whats in it????
All this
Inspired from Greek Symbols-Ankh Anubis Eye of Ra Scarab
Skulls- Skull One – Black Outlined Skull Two – Black Solid Smiling Skull and Crossbones Winking Skull and Crossbones Small Tribal Skull Large Tribal Skull
Tribal Flames-Traditional Biker Flame Traditional Biker Flame 2 Racing Flame Campfire Flame Frame
Hearts- Emo Heart Tribal Flaming Heart 1 Tribal Flaming Heart 2
Inspired by Tribal Tattoos- Tribal Bat Tribal Wolf Tribal Butterfly Tribal Black Rose
Inspired by Wiccan Symbols-Triple Moon Triple Crescent
Inspired By Insects and Creatures-Scorpion Black Widow Tarantula Dragonfly Left Facing Wyvern Right Facing Wyvern
Faces and Symbols-Alien Head Smiley Black Fleur de Lis White Fleur de Lis YingYang – White on Top YingYang – Black on Top YingYang- On its side Peace Sign Biohazard Symbol 1 Biohazard Symbol 2
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theladywyvern
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theladywyvern
Well the kids got together tonight, cast on their armwarmers and of course, there was DDR.
Check it out on their blog
http://sldknitting.com/tuesday.html

Current Location: Living room
Current Mood: impressed impressed
Current Music: cant get capt jack outta my head

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iowaknitters
so_squishy
so i'm entering a period of change in my life.

my former best friend, one that i had known for years and been close to for quite some time, began to hate me a few months ago. no one knows why. whatever. i'm changing over from one group of friends to another. since i am a high schooler this kind of thing is more important than it is for most people, i would think. just follow with me.

so i was sitting at my desk undoing an old scarf and it hit me - SYMBOLIC. undoing an old object to make into something new = group switch. the very soft yarn = fond old memories and current hopes. oh man. so symbolic.... now it might just be that the english class i'm in is like omg metaphor...

but i get the feeling that my knitting fits really well in this case. and in other cases.

just thought i'd put that out there, since if i explain to other people they just look at me funny and wonder why i put so much faith in my yarn.
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