Janella Knits

A blog about knitting and life.

Happy Feet 03/26/2009

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Finished Socks…

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and new shoes!

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The socks are simple, top down, 60 st plain janes.

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I started these socks over a year and a half ago. About 6 months ago I was down to one toe and I just let them sit.

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Fancy knitting and a sweet baby pulled me away from the simple stockinette.

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My friend Beth helped with the photo shoot (thanks Beth). Delilah didn’t want to be left out.

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What’s your notion Wednesday and Crocus 03/25/2009

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Spring is in the air! We have crocus in our backyard.

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My notion this Wednesday is my sock holder.

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I love my sock holder. My socks in progress tend to get stuffed in my bag with whatever else is in there, so giving them some protection is useful.

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Stylish New Rain Jacket 03/19/2009

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When her new rain jacket came out of the bag she said, “wow”.

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Huge Flamingos and falling branches 03/15/2009

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We are back from a very nice mini vacation to Miami Beach, Florida. I had a conference to attend for work, so we decided to do it up by getting there early and leaving late.

There was a slight problem with the room we booked, so the hotel gave us an upgrade. We had a nice sitting area…

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And a great view of the ocean!

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We walked down the boardwalk…

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and played on the beach.

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Solomon and Delilah weren’t very excited about the ocean, but I couldn’t get enough of it!

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We spent one day exploring.
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In South Beach we found Espanola Way, which  is also called “Little Spain”. There were outdoor restaurants, street vendors and huge flamingos.

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South Beach is known for having the largest number of art deco buildings. They were very beautiful.

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We spent some time at the park. The weather was amazing.

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It was all nice and wonderful until a HUGE palm branch fell just feet from where we were sitting. I’m used to leaves falling, but this thing could have caused a bruise.

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The last full day of our trip was spent laying on the beach and playing in the pool. It was by far the best day.

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What’s your notion Wednesday 03/04/2009

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This is my one lovely, lonely bead stitch marker.

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I received this stitch marker as part of a set. Over the last three years, the other 3 stitch markers have been lost in the  shuffle. Because it is the last of it’s kind, I keep special tabs on its whereabouts.

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Way back in 2005 I went to see the Yarn Harlot talk in Kalamazoo; I was lucky to sit next to and stand in line with Erin and Carma. We had a great time, the presentation was hilarous and standing in line felt  like hanging out at a coffee shop with friends knitting.  Erin gave me these stitch markers, which she made; I’ve been reading her blog ever since.

 

Spaghetti is not food 03/02/2009

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Spaghetti is not food!

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It’s a fascinating toy that must be sorted!

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And oh ya, I’ve been knitting.

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This is my February Lady Sweater, which was started in February, but will hopefully be done in March. I’ve finished the raglan shaping and the button holes; both techniques made me feel like a fancy knitter. Now I’m working on the body; the lace pattern is easy to remember and seems to be going quickly.

 

The Magic of Markers 02/26/2009

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Delilah is quite the artist!

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She loves her markers.

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