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December 28 , 2007
A Quickie

Life is quite full and I'm enjoying time with family and friends, but I decided to sneak in and at least put up a short post. I've finished mittens and started new socks, but have not managed to get photos of either. I DO have one picture of my 2nd Thorpe hat for you to see - I had hoped to get a modeled picture, but it went home with my daughter on Christmas before that happened.
Thorpe Hat

Pattern: Thorpe designed by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: 3.5 ounces of Schaefer Esperanza (70% lambswool /30% alpaca) - the color is "Mary Breckenridge"
Size: Medium
Needles: US 9 circulars

My 2nd Thorpe (and I almost never knit the same thing twice!) Kate gave me this yarn for my birthday last year, so I made the hat for her - wonderfully soft and warm - perfect for taking her doggies (Jasmine and Rocco - I'll get pictures someday) on walks in the cold winter! AND there is 4.5 ounces left over from that giant skein, so I may just make myself one too - or I could make her mittens or a scarf to match??

I'm moving along S-L-O-W-L-Y on Irtfa'a - here she is today in her unstretched state after completion of the shoulder drop section. It will be awhile...... but I sure am enjoying the process on this one!

Irtfa'a

For a peek at our Christmas morning - Click this photo Christmas 2007

Happy New Year!

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