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I hope that all the Americans had a Happy Thanksgiving, and everyone else around the world had a Happy Thursday!

I am grateful for a great many things this year. But thing that I am most grateful for after the last 6-7 months is the fact that my dh is still amongst the living!

Now to knitterly news.

Purpy’s first pair of socks are long done. First sock of second pair is about halfway done.

Christmas stocking is done, sorry no pic yet.

Part one of barter job one is done. I have an adult pair of socks and a toddler pair of socks to go on this one, but am waiting on recipient to make yarn choice.

Frankensweater has voiced herself again and expressed the strong desire to just be Frankenshrug. (Okay, so I am nearing the deadline and will do good to get it finished as a shrug and not a chance in hell on completing a sweater for myself, not even by the end of the year!)

Awhile back I was given some nice sock yarns. This Christmassy sock yarn, I believe but am not sure, is pure merino. I am using it to make dgd, my little angel and a friend’s little 4 yr old girl each a pair of holliday socks. I have just turned the heal of the first of six socks.

Happy Day to one and all!!!

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It’s easier to post this here than to keep trying to get pics attached to emails. Some pics go threw, and sometimes ISP hickups and won’t let the pics go with an email.

Here is a picture of the completed barter baby set. To the left is the baby mittens, center is the socks, and to the right is the hat. I hope that it meets approval.

Thelma, as I promised in email, here’s your yarn choices for your socks from top left, going clockwise, lets call them A, B, C, D, E, and F. They aren’t quite nearly as dark in person as they appear in this picture. (Blame it the camera operator, but this was the good picture of the yarn!)

Some of these are self striping yarns, others work into little “pools” of color, and some might just come out as specks of color. (E is the only one I know is deffinately self striping. It is a discontinued yarn, so length of the leg of your socks will be determined solely by the amount of yarn, unless you want anklette socks.)

Email me with your choice Thelma. Everyone else, I will TRY to post again later, but no promises!

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Barter Baby Socks

Here”s a pair of baby tube socks done for a barter deal. Either later tonight, or first thing in the morning, I’ll post a picture of the matching hat. Then it’s on to the matching mittens.

Anyway about the socks. They are a bit more like outer socks. Why tube socks for a baby? Well when my boys were little I loved baby tube socks because (1)you don’t have to struggle to get them on right, (2) they last longer as the little one grows!

Well back to my needles.

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A Busy Weekend Meme

Okay, I don’t do these, well atleast not in the traditional sense of emailing. I do, however, pass theme along here. So if you read any further along in this post, consider yourself tagged! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

Cut and paste these into your blog post, email, whichever way you choose. DO NOT SEND THIS TO ME! If you have done it, put in bold and/or bright print. Enjoy. (P.S. I got this over at Quilly’s blog. http://quilldancer.blogspot.com/

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it t0
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game (does local pro hockey game count?)
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper (with three kids, you bet I changed ALOT of them!)
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight (in Jr. High kids paid me to start them, I could do it without getting caught!)
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign (but it wasn’t a street sign)
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone (much more than just one!)
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad – and the Odyssey(for fun!)
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating(if you count fish)
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. **Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you (knitted and crocheted items)
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident (years ago when i was young n skinny and had on tight red dress, crossed busy street, heard crash turned around, man who’d been watching me and not the car ahead of him had crashed)
150. Saved someone’s life

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