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Old 12-05-2012, 11:46 AM   #491
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Today, we watched the polar express as part of our advent calendar activity. I asked her what present she wanted from Santa, she said she wants a red and green present. I'm crossing my finger the presents Santa gives out at the party is wrapped in red and green otherwise we will have to wrap the books I got from the amazon cyber Monday deals in red and green.

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:47 AM   #492
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oh and what type of fingering weight for socks (if I get motiviated to do them): merino/silk or Superwash Merino/Nylon?

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If you want socks, merino nylon. If you want a shawl merino silk. Silk is real drapey and will probably make saggy socks that you would wear holes in three days or something.

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:51 AM   #493
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can I make something other than socks with just one skein?
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:56 AM   #494
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Today is really cold. Like -15 cold. Not as REALLY cold as Fairbanks but our truck is frozen none the less. There is something with it and cold. Not all trucks are like this but idk how to make it tougher. I am wondering if the engine heater is bad. Anyway. The shawl I picked back up is an 11 row repeat and I had ended up going back one full repeat after those dropped stitches and then not being sure about where I was in the pattern after such a long hiatus. But I reknit that part and since have done another repeat. For perspective, I used to be able to do two repeats in a days knitting now it takes all day to do one. The rows are well over 250 stitches and only getting longer. I am under an ounce left on the first skein and have another skein for it but today I am concentrating on making baby G some socks because our winter is only just getting started and I don't see how it's just going to suddenly warm up and decide to be spring after what we have already seen.

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:57 AM   #495
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can I make something other than socks with just one skein?
Lots of shawls can be made with one skein. They won't be huge shawls. More like kerchief or shawlette but yup. Lots of patterns.

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Old 12-05-2012, 11:59 AM   #496
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I found a sweater I like that calls for BFL fingering. I don't know if I should get the BFL or something like an MCN?
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yummy...I really need to go grocery shopping. We are out of most things

but I really don't want to go especially today (I m/c in the grocery store last year today)
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:09 PM   #497
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Emmy just woke up from her nap crabbier than before. And she's being a potty dropout today which doesn't make us happy...

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Old 12-05-2012, 12:28 PM   #498
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Re: KAL ~ Christmas Crafts: Dec 2-8

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Before I'm off for some knitting, anybody have any suggestions for a pretty, plus-size (50, 52" chest, more of a loose knit, nothing super-clingy) summer knit?
I love my tappan zee to throw on over loose peasant tops etc. Great for a cool breeze at the beach etc. It's in knitty (from knitty spin)

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I'm feeling pukey this morning I can only hope it means one thing...but don' think that'd happen 1dpo

today is not a good day for me...too many memories of what I was doing last year
With Pixie my m/s started REALLY REALLY early so FX and
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oh and what type of fingering weight for socks (if I get motiviated to do them): merino/silk or Superwash Merino/Nylon?

I won a skein of yarn
I always try to do SW for socks, nylon blend is all the better.

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Is BFL pilly?
It can be, it depends on the twist. There's high twist that is better, and lower twist can get that way. For an adult garment I wouldn't expect a lot of pilling, I'm using BFL fingering - high twist, non superwash - for my Vlad shawl.

I woke up feeling really off so I was laying on my bed having the kids play in with me, Pixie ran across my stomach and I felt something tear. It's been burning pain ever since and hurts a lot to move. I'm hoping it's a torn muscle/ligament but would appreciate any healing/healthy baby vibes you can send. I don't have a doppler and this kid is hidden behind the placenta and hard to feel normally, so kick checks are not an option and I'm kind of freaking out
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Re: KAL ~ Christmas Crafts: Dec 2-8

Morning!

We (the 3 little ones and myself) just got back from the grocery store. Avery has been oxygen free for over 24 hours now so I think she might be coming home without her oxygen! We got a little bit of good news today about her tummy, but we still have a long ways to go. I can't wait to go scoop her up this evening!
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