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Twizzler is starting to get some love. I decided that since he is supposed to be the all-star project of the summer I should work on him a bit. I did a whole 1 and a half rows. I used to love him so much and he has suddenly become a burdern. He might make good road trip knitting, so I am holding out that I will finish him this year (maybe even before school starts, if I am highly motivated)!
To be honest, I haven't worked on it, since I had to frog the whole thing. I haven't had any serious sitting and knitting time, so he has just been chilling in the UFO bag.
Mason Dixon Knitting
You might have noticed that I joined the MD KAL. After starting two projects from the MD book in less than two weeks, I decided I might as well join in the fun of the KAL. The dish cloth is coming along nicely. I sit and do one pattern repeat at a time, so it isn't the fasted knitting but it makes me happy. I really like the pink and this crochet thread is soft! I am thinking I might even make the MD nightie in crochet thread! I definitely have enough pink to do it.
I also started (and am a third of the way through) the potholder loop rug from the book. I love this project. I don't have to worry about casting on or off with too little or too much yarn, because I can always add or take away loops. I also love the US 35 needles I am using for this guy. It knits up so fast. Every row is about an inch of rug goodness. If you are going to knit this rug though, I highly recommend getting circular needles. I wasn't thinking when I bought the straights and the rug got heavy fast. Other than that though, I love it! I decided not to pay attention to how I was connecting the loops, so sometimes I have long patches of whites or greens. I wanted randomness, but you could (if you were willing to buy LOTS of potholder loops) make a rug to match your house's color scheme.
Branching Out is on hold as are any other projects I may have. I guess I went on a buying needle frenzy and seem to be adding new projects faster than I can get them off the needles. :)
Summer Reading Challenge
I finished A Million Little Pieces on Saturday and picked Northanger Abbey up again. I was two-thirds through the book and stopped. Now, I am just 30 pages away and am actually curious to see what happens to Catherine. I am utterly amazed that this challenge has gotten me to read the books on my bookshelf! I wish there was a KAL (or BookAL I should say) for school reading.
Repo Man (there is a guy knitting in the movie!)