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Seven Quick Takes

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I’ve never done these before, but I thought it would be fun. So I’m starting! Remember that I don’t necessarily recommend/endorse everything on websites I link to for every reader.

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I’ve been watching TONS of “I Love Lucy” episodes in the past week or so. At this point, I’m almost through all the episodes available streaming for free on Amazon Prime (which isn’t even two whole seasons, actually, which must be remedied). Soon I’m going to have to see if the library has some complete seasons, because this show is seriously hilarious. 

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This Christmas I decided to make socks for my three grandparents (my paternal grandfather died when my father was little) and my parents. That’s five pairs of socks. Do you know how much knitting that is on teeny little needles barely thicker than toothpicks? Well… I don’t care. I’m nearly halfway through the first sock of the fourth pair and the fifth pair has been cast on. To be honest, though, two pairs are knitted in worsted weight yarn on size 4 needles, which takes practically no time at all to knit. So only three pairs are knitted on tiny needles. Anyway, I am now officially obsessed with sock knitting. I love them. I love them. I love them. You’d think after over three pairs, I would be sick of them, but nope.

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The patterns I’m using are visible on my Ravelry projects page. (My username is Mirfain. Right now I have, like, three projects with photos up, but eventually I’ll get someone with a decent camera to document my crazy skills.) Ravelry has its disadvantages, and it certainly has a lot of inappropriate nastiness in various places, but it simply has no equal as a tool for finding patterns, downloading patterns, storing patterns, documenting projects and yarn, getting the scoop on the quality of a yarn in the comments, and staring at gorgeous projects for inspiration. (update: ick, I saw a totally inappropriate pattern right at the top of the patterns page… :/)

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My Greek teacher couldn’t find the Greek textbook we’re using, and has been really busy with tests and things himself, so our assignment this past week was to write a sonnet. I’ve written one before (with at least two stanzas using the wrong rhyme scheme), and I think this one is not as good as my first one, but… I just love writing poetry. 

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I have recently knitted a pair of green socks, am working on a second pair, and have enough sock yarn to knit four more pairs. I bought an already discounted sampler ofour shades (two skeins each) ogreen Knit Picks Stroll sock yarn at a super cheap price on Cyber Monday, and I already had a skein of green sock yarn and a pair of green socks, so I suspect I will be really tired of green socks soon. 

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Happy Advent and liturgical new year! I love this season. 
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One thought on “Seven Quick Takes

  1. I love your takes… My pastor and good friend always said the best gift anyone could give a priest for Christmas (or his birthday or whatever) was socks. Because you can never have enough black socks 🙂 Sounds like quite a challenge – all that knitting, but what a great idea! Happy Advent!

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