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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Waterloose

The Waterloose socks are complete! I must admit that an Abba tune kept running through my head as I worked on these.

Waterloose - I was defeated, you won the war
Waterloose - Promise to love you for ever more
Waterloose - Couldn't escape if I wanted to
Waterloose - Knowing my fate is to be with you
Waterloose - Finally facing my Waterloose

My, my, I tried to hold you back but you were stronger
Oh yeah, and now it seems my only chance is giving up the fight
And how could I ever refuse
I feel like I win when I lose

The Details
Pattern: Waterloose Socks, by Randi Knudsen
Yarn: Cider Moon Glacier, in "Magnolia" - 1 skein
Needles: Size 3 KA bamboo DPNs
Size: US 9

Notes: Great, easy sock pattern! I might do something different with the toes next time. I went down to size 3 needles for my narrow feet, although 4s would have been fine for the cuffs.

Jennifer over at Craftlily sent me some lovely yarn as a runner-up prize for the most thematic parcel in the Knitflix Swap. Many thanks, Jennifer! It's All Things Heather sportweight sock yarn in a great colorway - "Cowboy."

Due to the dearth of Malabrigo laceweight in Chicagoland, Mia most thoughtfully volunteered to act as my personal shopper. It's so soft, and the colors are gorgeous! It's "Jewel Blue."

Last Wednesday I went to the Lincoln Park PaperSource for a Girls' Night Out papercrafting event, and it was unbelievably fun. We tried out new papers and tools, make a necklace, some coasters, and a CD accordian holder. There were yummy cocktails and treats, and everyone was very friendly. I'll have to post some of my goodies and projects. I highly recommend this event!

The company (HQ for a nationwide retailer) where my husband works had a Nascar-themed event last week. One of his coworkers burst into his office holding a giveaway from this event:

Oh yes, it's a Harlequin Nascar romance. Both terrifying and bizarre!

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