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Cradle Robber
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Cradle Robber

That’s right… I am a cradle robber.

Kris turned 24 yesterday… I am a whole 6 weeks older!

Happy Birthday Bear!

So we celebrated Kris’s birthday tonight with dinner and drinks!

I am wishing Kris a happy birthday!
Yummy Appletini with a cherry on top!

Thank you for the kind comments about my Christmas gifts. It was so cold here in Maryland today, I hope that they all were able to use their warm presents!

So, the post-holiday knitting spree has begun. I am finishing up all of the things before the holiday knitting started. I knit ALL day yesterday… and my wrist pains prove it. Wow… I feel like such a wimp, but my left wrist feels like it is broken! It is strange why it would be my left wrist. I knit continental, and all my left wrist does is stay there and hold a little tension… the right one is the one that is working. Nevertheless, my little velcro bandage seems to help a little. I am knitting through the pain!

The Kris sweater is growing fast. I worked on this while going to PA on Christmas day, and also on the way home (even though it was getting dark…) I am about 1/2 way through the front. The back is already done, and then with the sleeves… I think I should be able to wrap this one up soon–enough time for him to wear it before the spring!
I need a portable project for all of my train riding, and this lovely mohair is just the ticket. I am in love with this colorway! It is the simple fan pattern that I have been working on alot lately. I think my fingers have it all memorized, after mom’s Christmas stole! The next portable project is destined to be some socks. I cannot wait to tackle those bad boys!

I found the only redeeming quality about the new FCEK to be this cardi. So, I am officially adding it to my list of Things to Knit. I like the simplicity, and it can be dressed up or down… just like me :) Other than this one, this mag sincerely sucked… come on designers! Let us have some quality stuff!

Lolly got some great knitty books for Christmas! Can’t wait to dig in!

…I also received some lovely presents & cards from some knitty friends!
Thank you for thinking of me!

Countdown to the NEW JOB: 7 days!

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22 Responses

  1. michelle

    hey there! i’m so glad you had a great time at the knit out. the weather was indeed gorgeous! hopefully i can go next year. krista’s sweater is awesome – you did an incredible job! have a good day!

  2. Megan

    Hi there!

    I luckily happened across the new AC Moore as well–I couldn’t believe it: how could I actually live here and not know about *two* yarn stores? I also got out of there with some good finds–I got that auracania wool as well but in the lovely purple color. Looks like bucket hat material to me

    I picked up scarf style this weekend–it is wonderful! It has tons of fab patterns but also lots of inspiration for new scarves. I am currently working on the white ruffley scarf from the book–I will post pictures to the ole blog later on today.

    I hope you are doing well–thanks again for your email, it really cheered me up.

  3. Elisa

    Lauren – fabulous blogging as usual! I was so glad to see the great pics of the knit out (and your dh and your nieces) – what terrific weather, and what a great bunch of gals.

    Take care, and thanks (as always) for your comments on my blog. They make my day!

  4. Heather

    cool digi cam!

    eek! that pic of me is scary!

    see you when you get back!!

  5. ErLeCa

    Wow! How do you manage all of those WIP’s? I think I might go crazy if I had that many going at once…. either I’d go crazy or I’d lose interest in many of them. Congrats for not neglecting any WIPs!

  6. Bec

    I’m commenting on your blog!!! I just noticed I’m in your “100 Things About Me.” Yay. So excited for your new job. Mazel tov! luvbec

  7. Moni

    How fun! I’ve never heard of hookahs before. I think I will do a little googling to find out more

  8. Jenna

    So lovely to meet you, my first real life blogger meeting! Hope you had as much fun as I did and I’d certainly love to do it again sometime soon. Maybe you can take another action shot were I look a little less goofy

  9. Amy

    Hi Lauren! I hadn’t checked in at my blog in awhile, so I just saw your comment today. And in fact, my Flower Basket Shawl is soon on its way to NJ as a B-day present for my bestest friend… now I have to stop wearing it and make one for myself, right?! You should definitely try this one – it goes really quickly once your get the pattern started!

  10. Lauren

    That picture of you is so cute! What was the inspiration for the german classes?

  11. Lissa

    Hi! Thanks for the comment you left for me.

    My tendonitis suggests that your sore left wrist is due to the fact that you weren’t really moving it. I think it’s called a stress strain or something to that effect. Try shaking out and stretching your hands often.

  12. Mona

    Hi Lauren,

    happy belated birthday to your hubby!
    Thanks for visiting my blog – BTW, I am a librarian, too, and I do speak German fluently… Wanna practice?

    A very happy New Year to you,

  13. MJ

    Glad you had a great time! NO is always a blast, and your pictures certainly caught the moment. The frog looks like computer graphics (really cool!) and of course I loved the jellyfish shot.

    Hope you feel better! The flu’s making its way around…

  14. Tanya

    The Knit Out looked like fun. I’ll be in DC this coming weekend Why am I always a day late and a dollar short?


  15. erica

    Lauren thanks for leaving a nice message on my blog. I’ve visited yours a few times, but I didn’t realize it until you left me a message. I loved your gifts for your family, they were absolutely lovely. I loved your mom’s stole. You’ve given me an idea of a lace pattern to use for some Interlacements mohair that I’ve had sitting in my closet for more than 2 years.

    I’ve also had problems with both wrists knitting continentally. Darn, I thought that’s what the carpal tunnel surgery would get rid of. I think there is stress on your left wrist just from trying to keep your tension.

    And Happy Birthday to Kris. 24 was a good year, although I am enjoying 31.

    From a hopefully, soon to be fellow library student,

  16. sUsAn

    Sounds like a wonderful day! Your nieces are so cute! That sweater will be simply adorable on Krista.

  17. Gracie

    Good luck at your new job tomorrow! I know you are super excited!

    What a great list for 2005 – learning to spin is on my list as well – don’t you just love a list?!

    Have a great night!

  18. Katherine

    one more thing.. all children should wear knitted capes and all dogs should wear knitting sweaters. Its crazy, IN A GOOD WAY!!

  19. Eilene

    I’m so sorry about Buttersotch Ram Lauren. I love fishy’s.
    Are you on for this Thursday? Let me know! Hope to see you!!

  20. Tami

    Love those pin-ups. I love seeing pictures of women in that time period that look like they are having fun and have a mind of there own. It is such a great contrast to the ones you normally see of woman being prim and proper. My husband will definetely become a fan of knitters after I show him the pics.

  21. Knittikins

    Yarn of the Month Club sounds too tempting… and affordable! Thanks for the link!

    I can’t wait to see your second cardi — the first one was adorable!

  22. Mouse

    Ooh.. I loved that sweater when I saw it in FCEK, but I haven’t been able to find the purple yet around where I live. What shade are you making it in? Your Colinette Giotto scarf is really beautiful, it almost makes me want to save my pennies for a skein!

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