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So Far So Good.

Since I last posted, I’m happy to say that I’m a much happier, more content knitter.  There’s been a few changes for me, the biggest being a move to a new department at work.  The job is harder now, but it was a good move for me because I’m learning a LOT from my boss, a Java expert and ex-Army sergeant.  Sometimes I need a kick in the pants to get going – my boss graciously obliges!

And I’ve been knitting:

I finished the cashmere cable scarf:

My first cable project - yay me!

I made a Spectrum Scarf… for myself.  I knit this 2 years ago for a friend to give to his wife for Christmas, and since I had leftover yarn… well, now I have one.  Then I made another – same lace pattern, slightly different use of color:

Cream and navy yarn held throughout gives this scarf a beautiful pebbly look.

I started on a pair of socks, for me… :

This is a pattern called Norfolk Ramblers. Clearly I haven't gotten very far yet.

… because I’m waiting for a special order of yarn to arrive so I can start this:

Lace Jacket by designer Iris Schreier. Featured in the Fall 2011 edition of Vogue Knitting.

That lace jacket?  Not for me.  I’m knitting that for a good friend.

So in summary, things are good.  Next up:  the annual Knitter’s Day Out conference in Enola, PA.  I’m taking classes in Shadow Knitting and Basic Crochet, and there are a few items on my Wish List that I’m hoping to find at the event’s Marketplace.  I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely looking forward to Fall.

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(Not) Keeping Up.

I’m here, I’m here… 

I’ve been shaken out of my bloggy slump by Susan, who asked:

“Are you the person blogging From the Farm show last January?  If so, will you be back this year?”

Susan, thank you for asking, because I’ve been thinking about the Sheep To Shawl Contest quite a bit lately.  If all goes as I expect it to, yes, I’ll be back at the Farm Show this (next) year.  And, I’ll be covering the Kid’s S2S Contest as well as the adult version, with pictures.  I’m hoping that Santa reads this and DECIDES THAT I’M WORTHY OF A NEW CAMERA THIS YEAR (subtle, aren’t I?).

So… how’s everyone doing?  How’s everyone’s knitting/crocheting/quilting/spinning/fiber-arty things going?  Mine’s going well, thank you, although a bit slowly lately.  Between a hectic work schedule and a hectic 3-year old, I’ve been… gasp!… too tired to knit much.  But… I did finish Wrapper’s Delight:

Want a lot of compliments?  Knit this cardi.

Want a lot of compliments? Knit this cardi.

And a pair of awesome fingerless mitts:

I looooove Noro Kureyon.

I looooove Noro Kureyon.

Right now I’m working on a pair of socks for myself.  I’m trying out the Cat Bordhi method of knitting socks on 2 circular needles.  It’s okay… I’m not completely sold on the method, although I do love being able to try on the sock as I go along.  It’s nice learning something new, but… what can I say, I love my Lantern Moon Sox Stix – they’re just so comforting to work with somehow.

So, wanna hear a funny story?  

About a month or two ago, I was contacted by Jaime Guthals, segment producer for Knitting Daily TV.  They were doing a new segment on the show where they talk about a published pattern, then show examples of it by real-world knitters (different colors used, different dimensions, different yarn used… you get the idea).  The first pattern they were featuring was Eunny Jang’s Spectrum Scarf, and would I be so kind as to send mine along to the studio for them to use on the show (ARE YOU KIDDING???  YES!!!)?  But first I had to get the scarf back from my project manager, who, as you may recall, is giving it to his wife as a Christmas gift.  Bob was happy to oblige, and now… I’m a Famous Knitter!  The episode is supposed to be airing in January, so if you’re lucky enough to get Knitting Daily TV on your local PBS station (I’m not, ironically), tune in and check out my/Bob’s wife’s scarf.

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FAQ: What’s With The New Name?

Yesterday I briefly stated why and how I was starting my blog again.  But by far the biggest question of the day has been, where’d you get the crazy new name?

A couple of months or so ago, I was lamenting to my cube neighbor Bill about giving up my “Accidental Knitter” namesake.  The problem was, what would I call myself then?  Without missing a beat, he said, “How about ‘Yarny Marni’?”  After picking my jaw up off the ground, I said, simply, “Whoa.”  And there it was.

On the needles right now:  Socks for my husband, made with Austermann Step sock yarn.  Yes, I’m still working on these.  But they’re almost done.  Really.

On the needles previously:  The Spectrum Scarf, by Eunny Jang of Interweave Knits.  A great project, which I’ll discuss at length another day.

On the needles later:  Another scarf for Bob, but for his daughter.  I need something that a 13-year old will like… I may be in trouble here.  Stay tuned.

For Bob's wife, who doesn't read this blog.

For Bob's wife, who doesn't read this blog.

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