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I don’t know about you, but I enjoy and good pair of fingerless gloves. This city doesn’t get freezing cold, but we do tend to bundle up if the temperature drops below 70 degrees! The point is, my hands don’t need full coverage when it’s “cold,” so fingerless gloves are perfect. Wearing fingerless gloves reminds me of the extra long sweaters I’d wear in high school – the ones that went over my wrists and covered my hands. Also, these gloves are perfect for keeping your hands warm while maintaining use of your fingers to check your phone, take a picture, knit, or anything else you need your hands for!
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Raveled here.

These were knit in good ol’ Malabrigo Rios – one of my favorite yarns. It’s affordable and the colorways are vibrant and expensive looking. I wanted something easy, so I went with Peakaboo Mitts and, for the first time with gloves, I knit two at a time! I used the method shown here and let me tell you: I’m never knitting gloves one at time again! In fact, I think the last time I made gloves, I only made one and never got to the second, whoops!
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Can we talk about blogging for a moment? I miss it. I miss the days of updating my Livejournal with the boring events of my day. Remember when they were called weblogs? I always want to revive this blog, but what will I write about? Knitting, obviously. Life, maybe. My biggest challenge, and the one that keeps me from writing, is finding a balance between my privacy and what I want to share. I want my real life to be separate from my online presence (like it was in the old days!), if that makes any sense. So instead of writing, I get paralyzed by the fear of, “what will my friends/co-workers/cats think of me if they read my blog?” I’ve been thinking about this and you know what? The only way to find balance and tackle my fears is to write. So here goes nothing.


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Let’s not talk about how I’ve been away, dear reader (readers?). I’ve still been clicking away on the knitting needles, but I must confess, I hit a major knitting rut for a while there.
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You’ve been there right? Looking at page after page on Ravelry, admiring the work by other knitters, adding patterns to your queue, but never able to decide on your next project.
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Nah, not another hat. Gloves? Meh. A sweater for the boy? Eh.
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The thought of not knitting ever again made me shudder. I needed to figure out how to get my mojo back. I decided to try my hand at something else and fired up the spinning wheel.
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Look at the yarn? Isn’t it pretty? I thought so too, but I found myself back at square one, unable to decide on a pattern. So I decided the yarn was too pretty to knit with and admired it instead. Then I did what I usually do when I fall out of love with knitting – I picked up a crochet hook of course!
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I have no hate for crochet. When folks ask my opinion on whether knitting is better or easier than crochet (or vice versa) I always reply with, “it’s really up to the person,” but for some reason, crochet always reminds me why I love knitting so much! I’ve known this for a while, but seem to always forget this when I need it.
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So I’m back to knitting! And I have multiple projects going too! I’m midway through Hitchhiker using the handspun mentioned above and guess what? I’M MAKING SOCKS! What??!?!!? I may have to go back and edit my “about me” page.

Lately I’ve been all about the spinning wheel…
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Spinning
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I’ve got a few projects I’d like to knit, but the heat is killing my motivation. So in the evenings when it’s cooled down, I’d sit at the wheel for a bit and worked on this fiber I purchased from Blarney at Renedage Craft Fair earlier this summer.
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Spinning
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But mostly, I’m all about this guy right here:
Uh-huh Caught abig one!
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Ten months old yesterday! How?

more sweater
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Back in March I was lucky enough to test knit Frogginette’s pattern, Baltic Baby Sweater.
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Mommy's sweater model!
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It’s a raglan sweater with buttons on the side, perfect for getting baby’s head in with very little fussiness.  Oh, and while taking FO pictures of Lucas, he totally, brought is A game for posing.
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Mommy's sweater model!
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Mommy's sweater model!
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It’s just a tad big, but that mostly my fault because although I’ve been knitting for eight years, I’m really still a beginner when it comes to all things gauge. But practice makes perfect, right?

Lucas approves. #vscocam
Post farmers market snack. #vscocam
another Sunday at the #farmersmarket #vscocam
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Talk about getting things done. A list of things we did:

  • Went to the Farmers Market – Nectarines and peaches are back in season! The nectarines are tiny, but still delicious.
  • Had some post farmers market snacks of boba (for him) and ice cream (for me).
  • Did some shopping at Target and got an umbrella stroller to keep in Louis’ small(er) car.
  • Planted some herbs – I’ve got a few plants in the balcony that I haven’t killed, I’m getting cocky now!
  • Went out and found a park that Lucas enjoyed and I accidentally looked directly at the sun while trying to find the eclipse. Whoops!

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I can’t wait to see what adventures we have next week during the long weekend!  I might even get some knitting done!