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Lantern Luck Socks

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Here is a picture of my Lantern Lucks.

I found an old calender in a drawer that I was clearing out the other day it is from my local Chinese takeaway, called the Lucky Star, and as my ball band said 'Falling Star' I thought it was a good idea to unite them in this picture!
I hope this entry shows up in the correct place, my previous attempt turned up on page two! :-)

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Lantern Luck socks

Here is a picture of my Lantern Lucks.
I took it this morning especially for this post, the calender is from my local Chinese takeaway. And it just happens to be called the Lucky Star, my fortune cookie said 'Falling Star' so I thought it was really appropriate to take a picture of them together.
I have not posted a picture here before, I took me a few minutes to figure out how to do it. Is this o.k.?

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Show Us Those Knits

Hey All, 

How's the knitting going?  Are you all finished with your socks and shawls?  

For those of you who knit along, it's time to show off your lovely finished objects. Post pictures here on the blog in order to be eligible for badges. You have until March 20th, so get posting!  

We are super excited to see all of your lovely creations!

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KAL Finish Line

The KAL finish line, March 20th, is just around the corner.  Keep knitting away and we'll let you know about badges soon!

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Therapeutic Knits

Hi Knitters, 

It seems as if everyone I know had an off week.  I had quite an unpleasant dating world kibosh and Tina has declared a boy intervention.  While this blow is minor in the grand scheme of my life, it colored my mood sour this week.  So I was sad and when I'm sad I tend to want to stare at the ceiling for hours on end, which is exactly what I don't allow myself to do.  Instead I pulled out my sock.  Yarn and knitting has become my career, which I love, but it's easy to forget during the stress of life that it's also my passion and my comfort. While I finished my socks this week I was reminded how much solace knitting can bring. We all put so much of ourselves into our knitting that, at least for me, my projects become little vessels for what I was feeling when I was working them.  My Lantern Luck socks have brought me full circle.  While I knit the first sock I was in a wonderful place.  I could see potential for greatness in all aspects of my life.  My own words were "I am living my dream and feel very lucky."  While this is still very much true, one small hiccup made my world a little bit blurry.  Knitting helped bring everything back into focus this week.  To quote myself yet again, "whenever I wear my Lantern Luck socks I will remember my good fortune, and the potential for renewal." Plus, I have a rad new pair of socks!
Update us on your progress and let us know how knitting has helped you.
 
Here's to a better next week for everyone.

 

 

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Button Contest Winner

 Well this was a very close one. In my book these two talented knitters, Janis and Bronwen are both winners and I am greateful for the time and attention they both put into thier designs. 

 It seems that sock puppets with hats are a little too hard to resist. So Bronwen with her sock puppets is our winner and button for the year! We will have it up in the next few days for all to enjoy!

 Again thank you Janis and Bronwen for your time. You both will be hearing from us shortly!

Happy Monday!Wink

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Button Contest Winner

 Well this was a very close one. In my book these two talented knitters, Janis and Bronwen are both winners and I am greateful for the time and attention they both put into thier designs. 

 It seems that sock puppets with hats are a little too hard to resist. So Bronwen with her sock puppets is our winner and button for the year! We will have it up in the next few days for all to enjoy!

 Again thank you Janis and Bronwen for your time. You both will be hearing from us shortly!

Happy Monday!Wink

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Second Chances

Hi!

Today is a great day for knitting second chances.  In preparation for today's second cast on, I knit like mad last night and finished my first sock, minus the kitchner. Unfortunately, when I tried it on, it was too small!  It looks like I incorporated too much negative ease into the foot of my sock.  Oops!  So tonight I will rip out my lovely toe, re-knit, and, as promised, cast on sock number two.  It's my second chance to knit a perfectly fitted sock.

Today is also your second chance to join our KAL if you haven't already.  Join in, chat, and knit!  

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Shawl KAL Buddy!

Drumroll please...

We are pleased to announce our shawl knitting companion for this month's kit is Angelia Reed.  She will cast on her shawl and introduce herself today.  

Welcome Angelia!

Shawlette Knitting

Hi everyone! My name is Angelia, and I will be the knit buddy for the Paper Lanterns shawlette.

Last year, I knit the shawlette in the January RSK shipment & fell in love with shawlettes. They are SO versatile! I was so excited to see a shawlette as the accessory pattern in the January shipment this year. I am intrigued by the Paper lantern edging, and the colorway makes me think of Spring.

I live in Pennsylvania (USA). I don't mind cold weather. It gives me a reason to knit & also to wear my handknit items (like the shawlette from last year's RSK). This winter, however, has broken everyone's spirits - even mine. We've had snow and ice (I HATE ice!) and freezing rain and extreme cold. This week will be the first week, since the beginning of the year, that my daughter has not had a snow day (day off of school). So I'm ready for a fun, intriguing knit in a Spring-y colorway!

I was thrilled when Tina emailed me, asking me to be the knit buddy for this shipment! I wound the yarn last night & cast on this morning (before work, in my car, in the parking lot). I managed to knit 4 rows before I had to go into work.

If you're knitting the Paper Lanterns shawlette, please let us know, in the comments.

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