What Have I Been Up To…?

Apparently it’s been 22 days since my last blog post. Oops! I’ve been so crazy busy with school that I haven’t had time to write anything. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been up to anything though…here are just some of things I’ve been up to!

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Spring has been fickle here in Bloomington. While it is here though, we have been getting lots of lovely dandelions in our front yard for my tortoise to munch on.

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When I’m not in school, I’ve been at my LYS, working on my lace-weight cardigan. It’s my first large garment, and it’s in lace-weight, so it is taking a while. But I only have half a sleeve and the collar to do and then I’ll be done…just in time for summer!

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I’ve also been buying more yarn (that I arguably don’t need…) from the Farmer’s Market. There is a lady here that sells lovely 100% alpaca yarns, and I think I will be working on a simple slouchy beanie with this.

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Don’t forget the delicious coffee breaks between knitting and studying…

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And decorating cookies with some kids I’m babysitting…

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In between working on the cardigan, I also started on a new pair of socks. I’m hoping to get them done by the end of April so I can participate in a KAL drawing, but if it doesn’t happen, I’m not going to worry too much. Pattern is Hermione’s Everyday Socks, and it can be found for free on Ravelry.

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And finally, a little bit of upcycling! A particularly nasty storm last week snapped my favorite umbrella in half. It was one I bought while in Japan with my mum, at the onsen in Hakone, so I was reluctant to throw it all away. So, with a little bit of craftiness and Google on my side…behold! Another tote-bag to join my growing collection of tote-bags. 🙂

Well, hopefully you all will be seeing me on a more regular basis. No promises though, at least not until May when I’m done with the Spring semester.

Signing off,
Marie

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