Things That Make Me Competitive

I’m not gonna lie…it’s pretty much everything.

However, my dear co-blogger Laura has run circles around me in blogging lately, so here I am.  This is the same Laura who so deviously out-knit me in the Ply By Night challenge by mere hours.  I was SO CLOSE and if I hadn’t run out of yarn the night before I would have totally kicked her ass.  *grumble grumble*  Though I admit defeat, I enjoyed spinning the fiber from CJ Kopek Creations that I joined her Put Your Twist On It challenge for Nov/Dec.  I’m looking forward to trying to extend my yardage enough to maybe make a larger shawl or a pair of socks.

Speaking of spinning, I’ve been doing a fair amount of it lately.  Since work blocks flickr, I’ll have to add photos later.  I two plied the Ply By Night fiber – with 8oz and aiming for a bulky weight I ended up with 280ish yards.  Not good enough.

Last night, I plied the Wicked Witch fiber from Tempted Yarns (and bought via The Loopy Ewe, of course – gotta earn that next Loopy Credit!).  I was going to try for enough to make socks, but decided against it since I know I’m not that good yet.  Instead I two plied it and ended up with about 240 yards out of 4oz – which could very possibly be a personal best yardage wise!

As for what I’m knitting – not much.  I finished the shawl for the Ply By Night challenge but haven’t photo’d it yet.  Maybe this weekend.  I started a pair of mitts for my loopy downstream partner but ripped it out when I didn’t like the color combo.  I still need to figure out what to make her.

I also need to start on xmas knitting, but I just don’t have the mojo.  I feel like people don’t appreciate handmade so I’m hesitant to put forth the effort on others.  Enough whining.

Michael and I are throwing around ideas for a wedding next spring/summer, but haven’t decided on anything yet.  Jackie of KIP’ing It Realfame has agreed to take some engagement-y shots of us since we have almost no pictures of us together.  (and in searching for her homepage to link in this post, I realized I can listen to podcasts at work – YAYNESS!)

Anyway, more to come soon, I hope!

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Leslie is obsessed with knitting, and when possible, perfection in her knitting. All stripey socks must match exactly and all lace must be blocked severely. She has major love for all of her viewers/readers and hopes to keep blogging and podcasting for years to come.

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