Try, try again

This is an image rich post! The first is the book I'll be using and the color choices I have at hand. Now a close up of that swatch. Images include my inspiration, the colors I had to choose from, and the first few sit down sessions... what resulted. The next four are the first twenty minutes of actual knitting, not thinking, not winding yarn, not reading patterns... KNITTING. Then twenty minutes later. Then about 40-60 minutes later (two more days)? THEN Whoa! What happened! Lift off.…

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Knitting Since Christmas

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I went out with a girlfriend on Sunday... Very cool. I think I knit for about twenty minutes... mostly we gabbed. This is after one or two minutes... "Oh! I forgot..." then I needed to explain to girlfriend what I was doing. Hey, it's been about a month. I almost have a sweater (for a little one). That's worth twenty minutes on average a day. Then on 12/29 I was able to knit a bit more... AND last night I knit for 13 minutes to round out…

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Found it!

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I found the inspiration sweater! Yay! That meant I could finish the bottom and start on the sleeves. Strangely enough, even though these are larger needles, a loftier yarn, and I have more stitches on the body... it's coming out about the same size. Hmmm... Guess he'll wear it in January! Here's the finished bottom on Christmas. Oh... and here is the little dude wearing the inspiration sweater. Nope, that's not yelling. That's a yawn.

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Couldn’t find inspiration

You know I'm working off of an inspiration sweater for this project. Here is that sweater. Since I COULD NOT find it... I needed to spend my 20 minutes knitting doing something else (preferably knitting). This is what I found... a sweater I had forgotten about. Nope, it's not going to fit Aedan. However, it will get done and someone will love it. When I found it I had one sleeve still on needles -- these are TOO LONG of dpns for this little sleeve. I pulled…

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More photos

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So last Saturday 12/14 I had a little longer than twenty minutes to knit. That's probably a good thing because so far this week there has not been a lot of knitting... There's been CLEANING because of mold. Yup. MOLD!!! No, not black mold... so maybe it was mildew - but YECH! Clorox bleach to the rescue (and breaks). 12/12 12/14 9:50a 12/16 23 minutes before midnight. 12/17 8 minutes after midnight. So a bit more than twenty minutes... but I was checking to see if the…

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Where can you knit?

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Wednesday - twenty minutes at the Pioneer Home while visiting my Dad. I didn't take a photo of the knitting until Thursday (before I started knitting at a local wool shoppe). Things are a bit blurry time-wise because of the tinking. However, I would say ON AVERAGE I've gotten twenty minutes in a day. Certainly if you count messing with passwords and working on posts/images. I really don't want to count that. This is why I'm going to finish this post and go measure the sweater. I'm…

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More planning and some doing

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I signed up for Instagram last night. I figured I needed to be able to quickly post some photos. Of course I did it in a mental stupor - so I spent time this morning trying to figure out what was wrong, my password or my userid? Got in about 25 minutes more of knitting this morning. I also pulled out three books to be sure that where I'm headed is a top down raglan sweater for the little one. I'm making it up as I go!…

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Wasting knitting time

11/27 Eco Duo size 9 needle Other than setting up Instagram (which I have only used once), I have wasted the rest of today's knitting time looking for the pattern name of the small sweater, one of Aedan's firsts, that has inspired me to make a larger sweater. Yes. Twenty minutes goes by fast. In this first twenty minutes I set up this blog, edited one page (the sample page they give you) and blew the rest of the time on looking for a name (while writing…

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Backgrounds and images

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So, I think that was almost twenty more minutes! Gasp. Onto the knitting. Aedan is well and truly asleep. I will transfer him to the crib, plug in this computer and see about swatching for this sweater I have in mind. Trust me, you'll see photos and/or drawings.

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