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Tuesday, January 23, 2007


I think you were quite ambitious to try to knit a charted pattern on a train or in a car full of teens! The volume around teens is always ramped up to ten folds. If it isn't their music it's the screeching “Oh My God's!” and their attention getting laughter that send chills up the spine. I constantly have to put myself in a time out to regain my sanity around my 16-year-old son. Forge on Mardel, they say knitting is therapy but it certainly can make you pull your hair out in frustration at the same time.

I could never wear this sweater: I'd definitely look like a street child, short, round with dangles things LOL! It will work well on your figger, though, I'd imagine. I hope you can either work it out or rip it out, time is important!

This one is really testing you and fighting with you! Yes, you were wise to opt for the book, although a noisy cabin of teens would drive me to such distraction that reading would be impossible for me! You have knitting and coping nerves of steal.

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