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Yet Another May Countdown

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That thing where you keep saying "No really, I'll get things started and done earlier...."

The curse of a process knitter.

It's May, well, it is tomorrow. And here I hoped to have at least 4 of my Loopy Academy projects done.


Things are starting to finally roll along but I'm definitely not done yet. 
There are six projects on the deadline here...
Make Up Semester 1)  Toy -- the owls haven't been touched in months. No one has wings. One body still to knit.  2)  Gloves -- I got the cuffs of both done but I'm not through the thumb gusset on either yet, let alone the drama that is knitting fingers. Still, at least underway.  3)  Bobbles. DONE AND BLOCKED. Need to post final photos here and on Loopy Academy
Spring Semester 1) Buttons -- the knitting is done on the cowl, the buttons are not sewn on. That should be about an hour of work, I hope.  2) Colorwork.  -- See above. I cranked through one mitt this weekend. This requires several hours of knitting in one …

YarnCon 2017: Ooooh, Shiny

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The Philosopher and I went to YarnCon yesterday! It's always a lovely way to feel like spring is here, having a large local yarn festival. And it doesn't hurt that my friend Shannon drives in from Ohio and so I get a hug and a chance to share at least one ridiculous story.

Observations of the day: the general pallet is still multi-colored, but it's more muted than in the past couple of years. There were a couple of dyers with shaded solids but I've still not seen anyone competing with Two Guys Yarn Co for pastels. What did surprise me was that the only "tool" type booths I saw were for project bags. I saw only one booth that seemed to have spindles and no one had wheels this year that I spotted.

There were some favorite vendors I've seen before and a few new ones that were delightful and so obviously I had to make a few acquisitions.


The Philosopher has asked for a new customized mitt for working on digital boards. I wanted something that isn't goin…