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Experiment

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Happy Monday!
First, I want to thank everyone for all the well-wishes on Twitter. If you haven't heard, last Friday I was hit by a bike while walking to work! Can you believe it??? I was climbing the stairs onto the bridge I cross to get to work, which has a shared roadway for pedestrians and bikers... (sounds dangerous already) To top it off, there's no STOP sign to slow bikers down when passing the entryway. So, as I stepped out onto the roadway, this guy this guy comes out of nowhere and hits me from a perpendicular angle, knocking me to the ground face down. (It probably didn't help that I was looking down at my iPod either) All in all, an honest accident. Anyway, long story short, went to the ER, they checked me out and I'm OK. Motor skills in tact. Just a few scrapes and bruises, and a nice bump at the side of my jaw. *sigh*

Lesson Learned:No more headphones on the bridge, and always look LEFT first. Needless to say, I bike this bridge all the time, and ALWAYS slow…

Black Hole of The Knittyverse

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ATTENTION:There is a black hole in the Knittyverse... and I've fallen in!
Seriously, I haven't been able to finish, nor put a dent into any of my knitting projects. These past few weeks have been consumed by work, family gatherings, long drives and wedding venue hunting. Not to metion, my knitting has attacked! It's true.

I finished knitting the body of Juliana's Tiny Tea Leaves Cardi, but turned out to be too big! No biggie. She can grow into it, right? Oh sure! Maybe in like... 5 years! Oops. To counter this frustration, I went right ahead and cast on another Vinelle!
Last weekend, Dennis and I crashed at his house in Poughkeepsie. His parents were away for the weekend, so we decided to take advantage of their BBQ. After we were done eating, boredom set in, so I suggested we drive to the mall, where he could exchange a pair of shoes he bought and I could raid Joann's Fabrics... keep in mind, this was like 8pm, and only had an hour to get there before they closed.
Wi…

The Turn of The Hem

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Book: Knitwear Design Workshop by Shirley Paden
Startitus has set in. I currently have 4 projects on the needles: The cardigan formerly known as the Lemongrass Bolero, my mom's Print O' The Wave Shawl, My Shetland Triangle Shawl and now... my niece-to-be Juliana's Tiny Tealeaves Cardigan. ::cue Depeche Mode's "Just Can't Get Enough"::

It's ridiculous, really. I only have to knit the sleeves of my Lemongrass, which so far, I've successfully deviated from the original pattern:Longer body, longer sleeves, turned hem, twisted-rib edging. Turns out I wasn't crazy about the short sleeves and cropped-textured bodice. So, after much tossing and turning in my sleep (slight exaggeration), I decided to knit a plain body and a folded hem to prevent curling. Now, I've never made a folded hem so this turned into a learning experience for me.
So the next morning, I hopped on Gizzooogle and found this nifty tutorial from Instructables.com .
Needless to say on…