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No sewing lately, I'm frantically knitting away on Jenny-Rose's pineapple reticule to finish and get it in the mail in time to get to her for CosCol. I've reached the point of forcing myself where I think it looks abjectly dreadful and I hate it...I'm not making another pineapple for at least a few year. I need a break from them. Also I'm springing for silk.

So here's my question for people who are smart. why does instagram have an embed code function if when I do it there's never an image there? It would make it so much easier to put pictures here.

Anyway I think I did too many points, i dislike long skinnypineapples. I want them fat and round :-p 

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Started my 3rd pineapple reticule today for [personal profile] jennylafleur that I owe her from doing my hair at Christmas. I am following the pattern I used for my first pineapple and MUCH preferred, but with the same thread and number of repeats as [personal profile] mandie_rw 's. But this time I went from the size 0 needles from Amanda's and used 000s. I'm really curious to see how it effects the over all size...

So yeah prepare for lots of pictures of slowly progressing pineapple knitting.
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as I was stuck on the couch I actually did a blog entry about the two pineapple reticules I've made so up is the damn plaid ballgown from new castle. I'm so behind on blogging. and I swore I was gonna do better about it...WHOOPS.

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After [ profile] koshka_the_cat talked me off a ledge, and the pineapple sat in the naughty pile a suitably long time I picked up the pineapple and tried again. Thank you for all of the constructive suggestions!!! I really appreciate them.

This time I downgraded the # of stitches I cast on to 260 and only beaded every other stitch (Per [ profile] koshka_the_cat's recommendation).  She had the smarts to look at the original I was copying, and oh look it's only beaded every other *headdesk* someday I'll learn. I also switched the beads from the short tail end to the ball end. I had read online that the beads went on the short one which patently did not work for me.

So take two. I got it all cast on, I even managed to knit four rows and see the pattern develop! I was so pleased....until I realised that it was twisted somehow when I connected the circle. Despite futzing with it for 30 min trying to make sure it wasn't. I seem to have this issue a lot when knitting in the round. So that was frogged.
[ profile] mandie_rw told me I'm going to be very good at starting pineapples. "It's like a game that keeps sending you back to level 1" *sigh*
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And I even did a blog post about it
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The butt afghan is halfway done! I have to say it went a lot faster than I thought it would.

(pinned on the dress form)

I only did 4 stripes of five rows instead of six and 16 rows of ribbing instead of 24 as it seemed wide enough and long enough.
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Vacation is rapidly coming to a close. In fact I spent last night doing homework due on Wednesday and tomorrow I have to be at work stupidly early.

But I used my time watching hw videos to keep mindlessly knitting on my petticoat. I've reached the point where it's all simple knitting and purling so no brain power is required.

Tonight I finished the first skein of orange, I grabbed a second from the basket and discovered there are in fact 7 more...Orange things for everyone!

(12" tiles for scale)


LOOK I made some lacy thing! And some checky thing! I haz a proud
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I'm kind of riding a wave of knitting...and if it makes me happy I'm on vacation so why not right? I was debating wether to start [ profile] hiraimi's sontag or my knitted petticoat next...but I cannot for the life of me find the long 7s I used for my and [ profile] mandie_rw's sontags...Knitted petticoat it is! I of course assume once I stop looking for the needles they'll be all "WAIT WE WANT TO BE USED! HERE WE ARE!" and stop hiding. Plus I also assume I'll get bored with a giant knitted skirt and wander away before I finish...

So now I have a hot cup of English Breakfast Tea, a pile of orange worsted (Thank you again [ profile] mandie_rw!) and a brain that may nor may not be able to figure this out...Here goes! 
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But I actually updated my blog

I finally put my finger on why I don't seem to do post-event-recaps, or pictures of things, or update my blog anymore. I just too strongly dislike how I look and feel. It's hard to look at a photo and not see "me" but some weird person that looks like an over-inflated-me. Need to get back on the fitness bandwagon. Big time. 

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