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My Blog Moved... But I'm staying!

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Yay! We decided to stay put in Greenpoint! I can't tell you how relieved I am. We really do have a good thing going on here. In other news, I did move my blog. Same blog, new addy!

No real knitting news. I'm halfway done working on my second Strangling Vines scarf. It's knitting up really fast!


Right now, I'm trying to find a cardigan to knit up. I'll keep ya posted!

Good-Bye Brooklyn / Hello Queens?

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Dennis and I both took off from work last Friday to relax. On a whim, we decided to checkout what apartments were available on the internet, since our landlord just upped our rent. Little did we know our mere curiosity would turn into a day of apartment hunting! Long story short, we found an AMAZING apartment out in Queens (Woodside area).

Don't get me wrong. I'm in love with Greenpoint and Brooklyn in general. I love what's it is and what it's becoming, and the thought of living anywhere else is heart-wretching! Woodside would be the total opposite, but it's literally just a train ride away from it all...

This is such a spontaneous decision we're making, but within reason. And we're incredibly torn.

Queens Apt. Pros
MUCH cheaper rentOne block away from the trainBeautiful ApartmentPurple Bathroom. :-P7 TrainCompetent LandlordCloset Space!!!
Queens Apt. Cons
Above ground train (although not that noisy)Grocery store kinda farNeighborhood is safe but not that great.…

Cherry Pie Beta

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I started this project about three weeks ago. I had originally wanted to knit "Owls" by Kate Davies. I started with the body, but then realized I have this insane "lipstick" colored Red Heart Yarn that I'm really not going to use for anything else but a potholder... but would look awesome contrasting heather gray...
So, I finish the sleeves and yoke all in one weekend. I love US 10 needles... they knit so quickly! But of course, once I'm all done, I notice it looks kind of "off"... in addition to the neck being way too tight. I had to literally yank it over my skull... I should have started the lace and stripe pattern sooner, but hey, it was a whim of spontaneity.
But this is what I came up with:


















That being said, I really like the way it turned out, but I think I could do a much better job. I wish I knew what I wanted from the get-go... Definitely going to re-knit this using smaller needles and better quality yarn. Something about red…

Bringin' Home the Bacon!

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I finished knitting my Grandmother's Strangling Vines scarf when I gave it to her at my cousin's party, last weekend. She loved it so much she didn't take it off the whole time! I'm so psyched!



















I was worried two skeins of Berroco's Ultra Alpaca wasn't going to be enough, but after steaming and ironing it out, the length ended up being super long! Phew!

Not being a die-hard scarf knitter, I don't know if this happens a lot, but after knitting the same pattern over and over again, I was starting to flub on some of the stitches, having to frog a few rows every now and then. I think I was just excited about finishing it in time, that my concentration strayed here and there. Either way, I'm happy it turned out the way it did.

I definitely want to knit one for myself, now. The yarn is so cozy...










In other news, it was a long past week at work. I finally

finished editing the pilot episode of my feature, and getting ready to shoot the next episode tomorrow. But there…