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Now that my feet are warm it’s time for my hands

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Saturday I took Yuji & Chance to a nearby alpaca farm where they saw in person how alpaca fur is made into yarn.

Then last night I finished sock #6, making Six Sock September a success!


I guess they are different dye lots. It isn’t noticeable in person…

Well now that my feet are warm (and yes they are very warm and comfortable!!) it’s time for my hands. Today I cast on those Vancouver Fog (in purple), and immediately after I finished the sock I cast on some “trigger gloves” for my husband.

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I think it’s kinda funny how they start off the same and serve the same purpose but will end up so different.

On the crochet front, I will be crocheting Yuji & Chance’s Halloween costumes this year. Why? Because they each want to dress up as something where the costume is $25, I’m not about to pay $50 for something they will only wear once, and I already had appropriate patterns. Yuji wants to be Pikachu, and Chance wants to be Muno from Yo Gabba Gabba, so I plan to crochet Yuji a yellow sweater and Pikachu hat, and Chance a red sweater and simple red hat with an added Muno eye. Then they will not only get the costumes they want, they will get sweaters and hats they can wear year-round! (Well, not in the summer. But you know what I mean.)

Recently I have been wishing I could use voice commands to browse the internet so I could browse while I knit and crochet… and today I discovered I can, and it is actually built right into Windows 7! Just go to Start > All Programs > Accessories > Ease of Access > Windows Speech Recognition! And it actually works well enough to use it! Can you tell I’m excited about that?! 🙂

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