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I finished another knitting project, this one the Sweet Norwegian Baby Cap. It was a super quick knit, and amazingly adorable. Love the colorway, too. I have a couple of skeins; I'm also planning a Baby Surprise jacket out of it.

For now, though, I'm going to bed.

(I still need a knitting icon...)

i feel: exhausted exhausted

10 trips or shoot the rapids
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: February 6th, 2008 12:47 pm (UTC) (base camp)
That is a really cute hat. :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 6th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC) (base camp)
It was a really quick knit, too. Would have been even quicker if I hadn't kept forgetting to do the decreases, which mean I had to unknit a round or two. I'll definitely be making more of these!
knitprincess From: knitprincess Date: February 6th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I absolutely adore that pattern. I still have to ship off my rainbow sweet baby cap...
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 6th, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I need to do a photo shoot this weekend, because I finished the hat and the baby blanket, too. (Blanket needs ends woven in, though.)
soteltie From: soteltie Date: February 6th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Wow, that is a very cute hat! Congrats on finishing up those great projects!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 6th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC) (base camp)
It's so adorable. The pictured hat is not the one I made; I don't have pictures of that yet. Hopefully, I can get some done this weekend.

It was a superfast knit; I cast on on Sunday afternoon, didn't do but a couple of rounds Monday, and finished it up last night with plenty of time to weave in ends and knit the i-cord ties.

Have you heard about Ravelry? It's a knitting and crochet community with a very powerful database built in, to let you manage your stash, needles and hooks, patterns you've knitted, and patterns you want to knit. The best part, I've found, is that you can browse the pattern database and see what other people have made in different categories. Then you can add the patterns you want to knit to a queue, so if you're at a loss as to what to start next, you just check the queue!

Right now, it's in beta, so you have to put your name on a waiting list. They send out 800-1000 invites a day, though, so even though there were >4000 ahead of me when I registered, it took about a week to get my invite.

Anyway, I thought you might find it interesting. I admit, I thought it was overrated at first, but it totally appeals to my OCD side, the side that wants everything tidy and categorized and in order. Now if I could just get my house that organized...
soteltie From: soteltie Date: February 6th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC) (base camp)
>Have you heard about Ravelry?
Yes, I recently heard about it and registered, then got my invite about a week ago. I haven't spent very much time even browsing yet, just because I have been swamped with other stuff.

It does look fun, but I worry about allowing it to be a time sink for me. I am wary of doing too much reading about knitting (something I have done in the past) instead of actually doing the knitting. Parts seem just a bit too OCD for me, but I'm sure I will find plenty to love there :-)

>Now if I could just get my house that organized...
Yes, I still have some big projects to tackle at home, too. Yikes!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 6th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Heh. I have a laptop, so I knit while I read it. Saves me printing off patterns, too -- I can just have them up in a separate tab and refer to them as needed. I've even been known to copy charts into Excel so I don't have to have the book open. (Of course, if I was REALLY smart, I'd just scan them and keep them as PDFs.)
soteltie From: soteltie Date: February 6th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC) (base camp)
No laptop for me, alas. I like to make pencil notes on paper copies of patterns as I go along--what a Luddite I am! :-)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: February 6th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I do that for big projects, like my sister's stole, but not for smaller projects. Those I can keep in my head.
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