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I’m nothing if not a follower so when Cristi blogged about knitting socks this summer I decided to hop on that bandwagon.
Third Place Books has a copy of Sock Innovation on hold for me right now and I will be heading there tomorrow to see what inspires me. While I was at it I also ordered Intentional Spinner and reserved a copy of Alice Starmore’s Fair Isle Knitting. (It’s dangerous knowing a book buyer there)

I was apparently in a book buying mood today.

In an effort to avoid spending an entire summer with my hair once again tied in a ponytail I came home with a few cotton blend yarns from Little Knits the other day. I have a crazy idea of wearing knitted headbands to keep my hair down yet out of my face (plastic headbands always pinch my head and give me headaches).

A garter stitch headband in Bamboozle. Cast on because I got tired of knitting the garter stitch blanket. Oh the irony. 

I’ve been wearing it all day and so far it works well. I can see it being useless in strong wind but for everyday wear it should be fine. The other 3 skeins of Bunny Hop, Panda Cotton and Coton Micro Fibres will be made into slightly more interesting headbands.

Then again once I pick up the sock book I may be consumed by only knitting socks.

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On the needles

February Fitted Pullover

Sapphire Waves of Grain

On the Bedside Table

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan (ok not really since I can't find the book anymore)

on the wheel

Absolutely Nothing.

Stashdown 2009

January 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 233 Total Weight:33.13lbs Total Miles: 27

February 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 213 Total Weight:30.09lbs Total Miles: 26

March 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 218 Total Weight:31.95lbs Total Miles: 27

April 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins of Yarn: 217 Total Weight:31.45lbs Total Miles: 26.5

May 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 229 Total Weight: 33.8 Total Miles: 28.4

June 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 210 Total Weight: 31.9 Total Miles: 27.7

July 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 201 Total Weight: 30.5 Total Miles: 26.5

August 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 228 Total Weight: 34.0 Total Miles: 28.8

October 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 254 Total Weight: 38.2 Total Miles: 31.8

November1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 224 Total Weight: 34.9 Total Miles: 29.9

December 1st 2009

Balls/Skeins: 206 Total Weight: 31.9 Total Miles: 27.1


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