happy thumbs, temptations, and digging in the dark

finally, something finished!

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The thumbs really do disappear! Because of how the stitches were arranged on the needles, the lines up the sides are rotated a bit. I was going to block the mittens, but when I squish them around, the thumbs become less comfortable. So I’ll leave them as is. More details on my Ravelry project page for these mittens.

I was tempted at $1.97

But absolutely had to have this at half off and under a dollar…
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Brand new, men’s xxl. That’s a lot of fabric! And orange is such a happy color. And those stripes are so happy… I’m thinking I’ll make some summer bag, maybe even two!

Somebody had to play with them today… they were on the boyo as shorts, as a hood, and on each dog separately, and then on both dogs at the same time (which lasted about a nanosecond).
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spuds!

Dug out of the garden after 7pm, which around here is really really dark (the moon isn’t up yet).
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In their lovely basket… not really. Came with some other stuff (a total Jefferson’s 1960′s style platter was the real find!) from Freecycle. For late dinner with baked cod.

Saw New Moon. With teenage girls. Boyo was in another theater watching 2012 with my friend’s husband. 2012 isn’t a movie I wanted to see, but I gotta say the whole teen angst and swooning girl thing around Edward was a little much… though I did like the wolf/native boy.

5 Responses so far

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    kmkat said,

    November 22, 2009 @ 9:37 pm

    I just started reading the third book last night, after having read the first two over that past week. They are a fast read — definitely not necessary to read every sentence to follow the story. There are tons of hate-Edward-Cullen posts on MLIA, so today I looked up the movies in iMDb. Have to say I much prefer the wolf/native boy (actor) to Edward (actor), too.

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    Chris said,

    November 23, 2009 @ 8:46 am

    Ugh – I think Edward’s a creepy stalker…

    Crazy shorts!

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    Gramily said,

    November 23, 2009 @ 8:15 pm

    IMPRESSIVE MITTENS. IMPRESSIVE KNITTER.

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    Emily said,

    November 23, 2009 @ 10:00 pm

    the whole Edward/Bella (there were many times in reading the books I wanted to smack some sense into her) thing will drive you crazy if you let it – and even more so if you read the last book. For your sanity, I wouldn’t recommend it.

    The mittens look great! I bet they’re nice and warm.

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    Lucia said,

    November 24, 2009 @ 4:57 pm

    Love the mitts! I’ll bet they’re very warm. And those shorts are a scream. You definitely should make a bag: I’d never lose you at a fiber festival again.

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