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So, I'm sitting in my comfy chair crocheting, occasionally surfing MDC, and wondering what everyone is working on? Right now I have four projects going.<br><br>
OTN: a red and black scarf that is about 1/3 of the way done, and a bag that I am going to felt for my mom (I have to get together with my friend before I can finish that one though)<br><br>
OTH: I'm making matching hats for my sons from a MBOY. When my son saw it he requested hats for him and his brother - I am finally doing them! I'm hoping to finish them tonight. I am also working on a blanket for my youngest daughter.
 

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OTN: teletubbies, and more teletubbies waiting to be created.<br><br>
Also OTN: a cashmere bear for a shower gift for my SIL, a yoda sweater, and a pair of knucks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> for me
 

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Just finished this evening: top-down beret for dd1--Patons Classic Wool "Good Earth" colors came out really fun w/little pooling. A wee bit big, but adorable on her. My first top-down hat. Fun and easy.<br><br>
I have ends to weave in on my Cosmicplutoknits Simple But Effective Shawl, in Ecowool and Sensations Licorice--very warm and cozy for knitting and/ or watching TV:<br><br><a href="http://www.cosmicpluto.com/blog/?p=443" target="_blank">http://www.cosmicpluto.com/blog/?p=443</a> (the pattern, her photo, don't have one of mine yet; will get to it at some point)<br><br>
Much to my AMAZEMENT that is all I have OTN at the moment!<br><br>
Up next: "City Shawl," from Glampyre Knits:<br><br><a href="http://www.glampyreknits.com/" target="_blank">http://www.glampyreknits.com/</a><br><br>
I'm really attracted to shawls right now, for some reason. I'm doing this one in Chili Pepper Suri Dream that I got for a great price on Ravelry--arrived in the mail today; LOVE the color. This should go really fast on size 15 needles.<br><br>
After that, probably "Le Slouch" Beret for me (yes, I am into knitting for ME right now, and loving it!): <a href="http://www.knitandtonic.typepad.com/leslouchrev.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.knitandtonic.typepad.com/leslouchrev.pdf</a> in Peace Fleece Kamchatka Seamoss or maybe Malabrigo Rich Chocolate--or some 100purewool in jade green/fushia/white, if I really want to make a statement!<br><br>
OR...<br><br><a href="http://www.magknits.com/Dec07/patterns/hannah.htm" target="_blank">http://www.magknits.com/Dec07/patterns/hannah.htm</a><br><br>
with the Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Bulky Handye "Impatiens" that is coming in the mail any time now...
 

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I quit knitting...so all crochet right now..<br><br>
I'm doing a poncho and hat for DD in HOT pink..she picked the yarn<br><br>
I'm also working on a few fetal demise pouches and some Premie hat/bootie/blanket sets...oh and a layette for a pregnant friend.
 

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OTN: I am trying to learn how to knit socks. I have one going on regular needles and I just got a circular needle and dpn of the right size so I will start something on one of those tomorrow probably.<br><br>
OTH: I am working on 6 and 12 inch afghan blocks. My goal is to make one or two of each a day. At the moment that is all I am crocheting. Usually I have three or four things OTH at one time.
 

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I'm working on a couple of things but nothing all that exciting.<br><br>
First there's the zip up the back baby sweater but I'm changing it so there's no zipper. I'm crap at sewing in zippers. That's in Cascade Quatro, the turquise color.<br><br>
Also a MDK kimono in Wool-ease chestnut heather. I'm working on stocking my gift closet a bit. I have 4 different couples in my life having babies this year and one of them is having twins! Lots of baby stuff is needed.<br><br>
I also have a farm playmat OTN but that's on the backburner. I'm just not motivated to do it ATM.<br><br>
I'm planning on a hat for myself soon, maybe Knitty's foliage in malabrigo yarn. I also want to do Robin Hood jackets for my kids and need to get the yarn for them.
 

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I am almost done with <a href="http://www.knitty.com/issuesummer05/PATTsaranac.html" target="_blank">Saranac</a> for DH. I am using Peace Fleece--Sheplova Mushroom stripes along chest backed by Grassroots for the overall color.<br><br>
Also working on a top down raglan for me from a <a href="http://www.glampyreknits.com/" target="_blank">Glampyre Knits</a> pattern using Debbie Bliss' Alpaca Silk. Got spaghetti sauce on it tonight...so I am sending all my yarn healing vibes to it as it lays on the washer blotted with a solution of water nad OxiClean (never used the stuff til my mom gave me a tub, and I tried it out on this sauce. Bam! Sauce is gone!! Hoping it doesn't eat the yarn now<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Goodvibes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I am also pondering on the needles in my mind...another pair of socks. Something thick and cozy...maybe use up my left over PF...
 

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On the needles: a pair of longies for the new baby I'm having in August.<br><br>
Also on the needles, but not worked on so regularly: longies for my three year old (he got them with scissors, so I have to sit down and fix them before I can just knit, knit, knit)<br><br>
Central Park Hoodie for me. . . I've barely started it
 

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a pair of longies that have been there for about a month. and that's it. I've been <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/sewmachine.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sew"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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Project of the moment: I've been knitting and crocheting tampons (yes, you did read that correctly) like a madwoman!<br><br>
Long-term OTN: I'm *this close* to being done with my EZ Adult Surprise Jacket, and I've got an experimental Illusion Knitting project OTN - a scarf with the NIN logo in the center with the arms of "the presence" running out to the ends.
 

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OTN: a non-organic organic guernsey for the new bean. I have this, and then a baby yoda for the new one, a hat, and then I'm done, seeing as (thank maude) I've lost a full skein of PF that was going to be longies. Nothing OTH as yet, but next up will be the start of an afghan.<br>
Then I'm doing Swing Thing for Skye and Laughing Carrots for Isaac, and maybe even my other hedgehog sock...<br><br>
mehndimama, probably a stupid question but what would happen if you wet-felted a tampon? Wouldn't that be quicker?
 

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Two going:<br><br>
OTH(1): Wine bottle cover. I'm crocheting it with cotton, and hemp string.<br>
The hemp kills my fingers though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
OTH(2): A super bulky weight, colorful wool scarf that I'm just about done with - a row and a half. Then it's to my etsy shop. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am almost done with <a href="http://www.knitty.com/issuesummer05/PATTsaranac.html" target="_blank">Saranac</a> for DH. I am using Peace Fleece--Sheplova Mushroom stripes along chest backed by Grassroots for the overall color.<br></div>
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Gorgeous <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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OTN: a double knitted heart scarf for my momma for valentine's day.<br><br>
OTH: a charity baby blanket. Well, it's done really - just need to wash it and trim loose ends.<br><br>
IMM (In my mind) about a billion other things! Clessidra stocks, maybe some Cat Bordhi socks, some hats and booties for charity as well....the list goes on!
 

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I'm working on a KY Hudson stocking cap, using Manos in a beautiful variegated purple colorway.<br>
I don't think that this yarn wants to be a stocking cap, because it's been fighting me with the "cast on in the middle of a row" stitches.<br>
The stitches seem tight, and with the single-ply yarn, they're splitting and really getting on my nerves! grrr!!<br><br>
I really want to make the hat with this yarn, so I've frogged it once again (for the second time) and I think I'm going to use larger needles for the extra cast-on stitches and then maybe they won't be so tight.<br><br>
You can see the pattern here:<br><a href="http://hyenacart.com/prod_details.php?id=77537&vid=57" target="_blank">http://hyenacart.com/prod_details.php?id=77537&vid=57</a>
 

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It might be quicker, but it would also be wool. Wool doesn't absorb fast enough to be an effective *internal* leak blocker.....not to mention the discomfort one would experience from the wool! Nope - I'm working with kitchen cotton & organic cotton, and the pieces pull apart for washing - another thing you couldn't do with a felted plug <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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otn- Sahara in tweedy silk- pretty boring to knit it right now.<br><br>
in a few hours if the DH disappears and the kids are cooperating I am going to drive to the knitting shop and get some addis and dpns and sock yarn for my vacation- well the addis aren't going with- but the rest will!<br><br>
next up will be cables and lace kimono for me too!
 

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currently I have 3 projects otn<br><br>
1. Flutterby socks for me with some yarn I got for christmas!<br><br>
2. Central Park Hoodie for me with Ancient Fern Peace Fleece<br><br>
3. Some much neglected knucks to keep my hands warm at work, with some green superwash wool from the stash. They are coming out too small, I need to frog and start over. Hence the neglect.<br><br>
yes I am a selfish knitter. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: Or more accurately, I have a husband who doesn't like to wear knits, and no babies to knit for.
 

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I have lots on the needles, but i'm only working on one thing right now (which is really unusual for me, I usually switch around a lot) - my socks. 2 on 2 circs, i'm using cookie a's pattern BFF socks (it's on her blog).
 
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