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Nice to have a weekend project

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This weekend we did that thing we sometimes do when Neil will be away at a conference:  we went with him and took advantage of the hotel room that would otherwise go largely unused.

When we go to a hotel, the boys enjoy the change of scenery, and would be happy never to leave the room.  I like to spend some of the time exploring the local towns and visiting independent crafty shops, but I, too, am usually happy spend the rest of the weekend just hanging out in the room, once I’ve gotten the shopping out of my system.

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While staying in Cherry Hill, NJ this weekend, we dropped by the Collingswood Farmer’s Market, Jubili Beads & Yarns, Woolplay (for yarn), and Little Shop (for fabric), with a stop at Happy Hippo Toys to keep the little people from revolting.

Being away from home gives me permission not to think too hard about my to-do list, and instead (when I’m not shopping or eating out) park myself somewhere comfy with a little project.

I brought a skein of Malabrigo worsted in Water Green, and some needles with me, and came home with a nearly-completed Rose Hill Hat.

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There was lobby knitting, first thing in the morning on the bed knitting, middle of the afternoon while the kids are playing knitting, early evening while the kids watch Cartoon Network knitting, in the near-dark after the kids go to bed knitting, and even in the line waiting fill my gas tank knitting.  And during those times I learned how to make bobbles, and to do two types of decreases.

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Even with all of the new things to learn, this was so much less of a headache than the version I tried (repeatedly) to make on the loom last year.  And it looks nicer, too.  I may even make more.  Rumor has it there’s a gift-giving holiday fast approaching…

Now.  Anybody want to buy an only-used-once 104-peg fine gauge knitting loom?  I won’t be needing it anymore.

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7 thoughts on “Nice to have a weekend project

  1. Yep, I think there is some kind of mind control programmed into knitting! The more you do, the more you want to do. I find myself planning my projects 3 or 4 in advance and have to really muster up self-control to stay on the present project.

    Have a happy Thanksgiving and I hope you find lots of time to knit.
    .-= See Marty’s latest blog post: The Holidays =-.

  2. ::: evil giggle :::
    I knew you’d get hooked on knitting with two sticks! It’s such a fun & portable, hobby after all. =)
    The hat is lovely. And I’m quite jealous of your visit to Jubili. That’s one of the stores I’ve coveted visiting for a while now.

  3. What a cute hat! Love the color. Sounds like an all around perfect weekend! 🙂
    .-= See Farmgirl Susan’s latest blog post: Monday Dose of Happy and Cute:Thirteen Years and She’s Still Got It =-.

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  5. Love the hat! I knitted one the same earlier this year as my first attempt at knitting in the round and just loved it. I agree definately addictive 🙂
    .-= See Mousy Brown’s latest blog post: Handmade Christmas. =-.

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