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So, it's been a little while since my last post, but my excuse for that is my aunt totally took us by surprise the week of Thanksgiving and randomly showed up on our doorstep! Apparently she'd been on the east coast for a nursing conference and decided to go visiting various friends and family on her way back. Since I hadn't seen her in a while, it was nice to have her around for feasting! (^^)

My previously mentioned meet-up went very well! My mom and I and my friend and her boyfriend found Casey's Tavern easily, although parking was a problem (I'm not even kidding on this, the parking lot was crazy and small lol). The portions, however, were HUGE at this place so mom and I shared a Reuben and it was quite tasty for, ya know, something with sauerkraut on it, XP (Yeah, I'm not a big fan of the stuff lol). We spent a good two hours chatting, having fun, and Lourdes LOVED the coaster set I made her (I also made one for her boyfriend in U of M colors, lol). By the end, I was kind of sorry to see them go. The only downside was we were not in downtown Ann Arbor proper, so I apologize to [personal profile] wyldbutterflies—we could not see the cute faerie doors. :\

In Yarnbending updates, I finally finished the blue/earthy-toned scarf on Thanksgiving. Details can be found here if you want to know them. It measures approx. 76" long and 6" wide (about a half-inch off from the pattern, which I think it okay considering it's my first pattern I'm going off of!). One thing I need to note is that I didn't quite use two whole skeins of the listed yarn as I had used some of one skein for practice and for another tiny project. I'm definitely going to get more of that colorway if I can, though. It's so beautiful and I want to try a coaster set with it, XD. Maybe this pattern? Other Yarnbenders, what do you think? In terms of meeting the width for the scarf on another one I'm making off that pattern, I'm having more success meeting that requirement with the green/earthy-toned one. I'm concerned, however, with that scarf that I might end up going a bit too wide? Oh well, I do have 4 skeins of that colorway and I can go down a hook size for the next one. XD Still got a lot of projects to work on, although for my sanity, the scarves are all the same pattern so that'll be easy on me at least!

Date: 2014-12-05 12:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zerenitia
I think the flower pattern would be lovely as coasters!!!! ^o^ I'm half tempted to try some of those myself now LOL. Those would be so quick and cute to make! I am glad the scarf worked out - one thing that I think I've found about patterns is that my projects usually never look the same the first time =/ If I'm trying something NEW new, I have to buy extra yarn to do what I call a 'practice run' where I follow the pattern listed, note changes - then do the 'real thing'. I know patterns will list things like gauges and the like but for some reason even when I check my gauge SOMETHING still goes awry LOL.

What I think I love about scarves is that they seem to be able to be made as wide or as long as you want and there's nothing wrong with them XD; so really, if your scarves come out longer then that's totally fine!

Date: 2014-12-08 08:11 pm (UTC)
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I LOVE that scarf... it's really pretty and the colors are my favorite lol :D You have some serious talent!

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