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Angelarae Knits: September 2009

Angelarae Knits

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Location: Raleigh, NC, United States

Hello! Welcome to my Blog! I live and enjoy the fibery crafts here, in Raleigh, NC with my husband and 5 children! I love to share patterns, tips, and recipes along with my spinning from time to time. I hope you'll enjoy your time here and stick around a bit!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tam Times Two

Would someone please tell me why I thought I could knit a tam (albeit a lace tam) with only 123 yards of wool? Shouldn't I know better? Shouldn't alarms have gone off? I mean, I know the mistake I made...using Ravelry, I looked at several of the projects knit in Swish DK and, picked the first one listed. Under the category Yarn Used, the knitter entered 'Swish DK,' but under the How Much? listing, they entered '1 skein=110 yds,' so I foolishly thought, "Oh! Okay, so I need one skein of each color to knit two tams. Even though, the yarn amount actually needed was listed clear as day on the pattern page. Gheesh! Guess I'll have to order more yar...no,I'll have to wait a week to get paid, then order more yarn, then wait for said yarn to arrive, then finish the hats. I have only myself to blame. Hopefully, I'll have enough common sense to order another skein of *each* color when that time arrives. (228 yards is the magic number needed, by the way)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Becky's Mitts

I knit these fingerless mitts as a birthday gift for my friend, Becky. She's a floral designer, so I am hoping these might be helpful to her in the colder months coming up. Here are the spec.'s.

Needles: Size 8 Bamboo DPN's
Yarn: Paton's Classic Wool in the 'Regency' colorway
Pattern: 'Wave Hand Warmers' From One Skein Wonders

Yate's Mill Pond

This is Yates Mill Pond in Raleigh, NC. It has been restored to working condition and there is a nice little park area, complete with nature trails and a museum with artifacts and history of the Mill and the people who were caretakers in the late 18 and early 1900's. My friend, Becky and I went with our kids, a few Saturday's ago, to visit and hang out with the girls. I like this picture.

This is a millstone, used to grind corn into flour. I think that farmers brought wheat and barley here to be ground, as well. It's amazing the number of phrases, regularly used in the English language, that have their origin in Milling and Millstones. 'Fair to midlin,' refers to the grind of the corn, 'run of the mill,' and 'keep your nose to the grindstone,' are just a few of many more. If you know more, post them here!

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