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This morning I was going to take a lot of pictures of Quilts in progress for a WIP Wed post. currently I have 6 and I am actively working on four. And I would really like the wise opinion of my small but very intelligent readership. However I lost me camera card. Not sure where it is, at all. Tore apart my room this morning to no luck. I can't afford a new card right now (unless they sell them at the student book store then it is sort of like an interest free creditcard) So with a little luck I will be able to post a finished quilt top, or sock or something for FO Friday (ha. Probably not).

PS: I decided to put the followers widget on my blog so if you haven't yet please follow me!
PPS: I fail at lack of YOP post this week but I am not failing at YOP knitting. I have stuff to share I promise.


Mondog #3 PUPPY!!!

Our Mondog today is brought to you by Grep.

Here he is at 8.5 weeks old. He is a German (emphasis on the GERMAN) Shepard. And soooo cute. He is the new puppy of my MOHS ravlery friend Kate.  Now he is closer to 10/ 10.5 weeks But I am sure that he is just as cute. Just look at the HUGE puppy paws!

More pictures of Grep can be found here. There are a lot of cute ones but I just love the ear pop.

Have a great Mondog everyone! if you have a dog that you'd love to see on mondog please email me at Chen.AD@gmail.com


Mondog #2 Normative

This Mondog is brought to you by my sister's photodiary .

When ever I feature Esme on this blog. She is usually all riled up, got her tongue sticking out, and looks generally very silly. This is what happens when you take a puppy and try to pose her and get her to do things. It is also what happens when you take a dog outside. She thinks you want to play with her when really all you want her to do is sit on your quilt.

This is Esme's normal state. She is cuddled up on a sweater, a pillow, a couch. Barely awake. She is a very lazy dog. I believe she spends maybe 1/8 of her time outside, 1/8 of her time squeaking toys/ tearing apart plushies/ general play time,  3/8 of her time sleeping and 3/8 of her time looking for food.

If you love dogs and would love your dog featured on my Mondog posts (and I would love your fluffy or non fluffy puppy) on my blog. I will also link back to your blog! please email me at Chen.AD@gmail.com

Have a wonderful Mondog Everyone!


Some Progress

It took a little bit but finally I have something to show for it.

All this time I have been saying that I am not just a winter knitter. Because knitting is for all times. But now I think that it may not necessarily be true. While I knit in the summer because I like to knit come fall I think I knit more. Not because the weather is cooler but rather because I do more things. I travel on the bus (knitting time), I sit in class (knitting time), I have down time before classes between classes (more knitting time). It was how last week I finished my Escher socks.

And this week what I can show you is that I finally have progress on my Potpourri socks. So much progress that I almost wonder if I can pull this off in a year. Probably not. But you know it might be possible. Once I got over how much I hated the double figure eight wrap in the pattern, it is a breeze. Well... I shouldn't say that. don't want to jinx myself.

I also started on a different pair of socks. They are the spot check socks and it will be some color work which I am excited about. It is going to be made out of Malabrigo in ravlery red and Mountain Colors Bearfoote in Bitterroot Rainbow.

The differences in the size of balls is actually somewhat comical...

Well hopefully this means the amount of knitting I am doing is on the up swing. And for the mothers and fathers that are worried, yes, I take notes in class as well. I wonder when I will knit when I graduate?


YOP: Long Overdue

Last week I promised a YOP post on Tuesday. Well, it is only a week late. Not so bad right?
Well I decided that I wouldn't make a blog post until I finished my socks. Well, I finished them this afternoon. Finally. I am sorely behind schedule. Opps. I finished no socks for the month of August. I've determined that I probably will not knit through this book in a year.
However, that doesn't mean that I will not knit through this entire book... eventually. I will try my damnedest though to get it within about a year. Maybe two years at the rate that I am going.
So. Here are my Jade Escher socks. They are knit out of Dream in Color Smooshy in the good luck jade colorway. One of my favorites in the sock yarn. If the rainbow garter socks have everything that I didn't like about socks. These had everything that I love in socks. A simple but strong pattern that is memorable. A heel flap and gusset and square toe.

Also. Remember the story of the yarn trail? Well here is the remainder of my yarn. Yes, infact more yarn went on a walk then what took me to knit this sock. Wow.