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  • knitting1105 12:50 pm on May 5, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Yo socks and Tulsa post 

    I finished the Yo socks from the April CookieA club patterns a couple of weeks ago.

    Project Specs

    Pattern: Yo
    Pattern Source: CookieA sock club, April 2011 pattern
    Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Sock Yarn; mill end, one of a kind
    Needles: US 1 dpn’s
    Date Started: 4/16/11
    Date Finished: 4/23/11
    Finished Dimensions: Women’s Large

    And my jar of scraps for TULSA.  Not filling up quite as quickly as I thought it would, although I have been doing more spinning of late than knitting.

     
  • knitting1105 11:32 am on April 8, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    April TULSA post 

    A few days late, filling up slowly.  This is one big jar.

     
  • knitting1105 4:42 pm on February 4, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    TULSA February 

    I almost forgot to post these photos.  Here is where my mega jar resides.  I have decided to leave my decorative twig in it, and the yarn scraps will become it’s earth.

    And the best photos today were taken in the bathtub!  Lots of the fibers are from spinning, as my knitting was slowed down considerably this past month.

     
  • knitting1105 2:31 pm on January 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    TULSA post 

    I saw this on Allysa’s blog (alias Allyoops).  The idea is to have a large jar, and put your clippings from projects throughout the year into it.  It is called TULSA, a Totally Useless Stitch Along.  Also, you need to photograph it every full moon for a year.  I thought it would be interesting to do.  When I work on Fair Isle, I often have many ends from even a small baby sweater.  This will become a different kind of timeline of finished projects.

    I chose a VERY large jar.  It is a blue glass mason jar that I purchased at an Antiques store a couple of years ago.  I have a collection of blue mason jars, that were retrieved from my parents farm many years ago, that hold all of my grains and beans in my kitchen.  When I saw this jar, which we guessed was a display piece in a store, I knew it was for me.

    And my first clippings:

     
    • Alyssa 2:59 pm on January 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Wow! That is a big jar o.o Hope you have fun with the SAL 🙂

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    • barbaramary 4:15 pm on January 9, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’m saving little bits of yarn too, as long as they are natural fibres and not too brightly coloured, but they are for the birds to use for nesting material. I heard a gardening programme on the radio that said that there is a great shortage of suitable nesting material because more farm animals are kept indoors these days. Little bits of wool should be very good for lining a nest I think. In the spirit of TUSAL, I ‘ll try to remember to take a photo of my collection before I put it out in the graden.

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