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    Today I went with my mom to the local yarn shop here and spent my ENTIRE $50. Hehehe. I bought some chunky yarn to use with my huge needles. I'm thinking I'll make a bulky shawl. Also got some sock/sport weight alpaca for all kinds of things - so soft, so excited! And, got some kidsilk haze just because I want to try my hand at lace, and I'd never buy it for myself.

    Still sewing buttons on my sister's sweater...

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    You go Kmonokwe! Looking forward to seeing some wonderful knit creations this year.

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    I got four skeins of sock yarn, 6 skeins of cotton blend yarn, and a $50 gc to The Loopy Ewe. I can't decide if I want to buy lace weight, sock yarn, or worsted weight for a sweater. I don't even know if I have enough $ for the yardage I would need for a sweater.

    Looking through my ravelry queue.....

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    Love to hear you all talk about the different yarns - it's a whole new world out there. Cannot wait to see pictures of your new creations using all of these wonderful sounding yarns!!

    Since I cannot find any Christmas colored yarns here on Maui for my dishcloths and scrubbies for next year's gifts - I ordered it online. I'm finishingup the ones I am making for the Easter baskets for this year!!

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    Finally finished putting buttons on my sister's sweater. The thing is DONE!! Blocked the button bands last night, and it looks great. The buttons seem a bit uneven, but they match the buttonholes perfectly, and the buttonholes were evenly spaced among the stitches. Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmonokwe View Post
    Today I went with my mom to the local yarn shop here and spent my ENTIRE $50. Hehehe. I bought some chunky yarn to use with my huge needles. I'm thinking I'll make a bulky shawl. Also got some sock/sport weight alpaca for all kinds of things - so soft, so excited! And, got some kidsilk haze just because I want to try my hand at lace, and I'd never buy it for myself.

    Still sewing buttons on my sister's sweater...
    Sounds like a FUN trip to the yarn shop, kmonokwe! What kind of chunky yarn did you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMom View Post
    I got four skeins of sock yarn, 6 skeins of cotton blend yarn, and a $50 gc to The Loopy Ewe. I can't decide if I want to buy lace weight, sock yarn, or worsted weight for a sweater. I don't even know if I have enough $ for the yardage I would need for a sweater.

    Looking through my ravelry queue.....
    Nice haul! Looking forward to seeing pictures of the items you create from it

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmonokwe View Post
    Finally finished putting buttons on my sister's sweater. The thing is DONE!! Blocked the button bands last night, and it looks great. The buttons seem a bit uneven, but they match the buttonholes perfectly, and the buttonholes were evenly spaced among the stitches. Meh.
    Sounds pretty - would love to see pictures of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauimagic View Post
    Love to hear you all talk about the different yarns - it's a whole new world out there. Cannot wait to see pictures of your new creations using all of these wonderful sounding yarns!!

    Since I cannot find any Christmas colored yarns here on Maui for my dishcloths and scrubbies for next year's gifts - I ordered it online. I'm finishingup the ones I am making for the Easter baskets for this year!!
    I know what your mean, MM! I feel like a kid in a candy shop when I go to the yarn shops. I've had really good luck ordering yarn online too. Have gotten great deals on yarn on eBay, of all places.

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    Never thought of eBay - mustn't think of it again. Must be frugal - frugal can be fun too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luckybustert View Post
    Sounds like a FUN trip to the yarn shop, kmonokwe! What kind of chunky yarn did you get?
    It was very fun!!! I got Reynolds Smile - its wide stripes in aqua colors - creamy white, light aqua blue, light green - gorgeous! I will try to get a picture of my sister in her new sweater - the timing is just never right to stop and get the camera!

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    I am picking up my needles to work on the hood while watching UP with Wesley.
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    Can't wait to see that movie - need to remember to borrow it from a friend next week!! Mahalo for the reminder!!

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    Great movie! Can't wait to see Wesley's sweater when its finished. Working on some fun fingerless mitts with my new alpaca. Loving them so far!

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    I cast on the Citron shawl from the most recent Knitty a few days before Christmas. I'm doing it in KnitPicks Shadow "Vineyard" colorway. It's a dark purple. Love the pattern...it's perfect for watching tv.

    ETA: I used my Loopy Ewe gift certificate last night. Ordered 4 skeins of Cascade 220 (worsted weight), 2 in Celtic Green and 2 in Black Forest and 1 skein of Trekking XXL sock yarn.

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