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Sunday, July 23, 2006

SOLDIER SOCKS UPDATE

Hi,
I'm knitting my Socks For Soldiers in white sport weight now and making great progress! I watched Tom Cruise in "The Last Samurai" tonight and got lots of inches done. I'm doing them Magic Loop method, each sock on its own circ so I don't have to mess with tangled yarn! I put each sock and its yarn in a gallon ziplock bag and put those in a project bag that I can just pick up and take anytime. I really like the sport weight yarn and it is working up beautifully. I will try to post photos later.

I will be knitting a pair of Leisure Socks for the soldiers group, too. Our group received a marvelous donation of hand dyed yarn from Claudia--I'm waiting for my yarn to arrive in the mail. I will be knitting it concurrently with the other pair of Soldier socks. Can't wait to see the color that Kim sends me.

In the meantime, I working at finishing up Piper's boot socks--she will need them for riding her new pony. I also have my pair of Socks That Rock on the home stretch. Both heels are turned and I'm knitting the foot section now.

When I get tired of so much sock knitting and need a bit of a break, I switch over to the Bond Knitting Machine. I'm making preemie blankies and they go pretty fast.

I also have a pattern for making mittens on the Bond. Sometimes the arthritis in my hands gets the best of me, so having the Bond to play with means I can keep productive! The mittens for the Rez need to be mailed by Oct. 1st so if I figure out this mitten pattern, I could get quite a few made by then. Just hope it is as easy as it proclaims itself to be! It is from Kangamoo Knits dot com. You can select patterns by level of difficulty, which is great. No affiliation--I just like the patterns I've tried out so far--and they have a long list of freebies, too.

About the only sewing I've done is the shorts for Cora--well, I did make her a little sheet with her name embroidered on it. It is too hot for her to have a blanket on her, but she likes to have something pulled up on her when she goes to sleep. So the sheet made her happy! Especially having her very own name on it!

Keep cool and stay happy!

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