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Old 10-10-2007, 07:23 PM   #1
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Thought I would try again! Is there anyone out there in the Calgary, Alberta area.

It's nice to talk to everyne on here, but it would be nice to have someone in the same area!

Please say hello.....
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:56 PM   #2
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Hi Sandi,

I live 2 hours south of you, Lethbridge area. It is nice to know of someone close who is knitting. Got anything in the works lately?

I'm learning gloves. Well mostly I'm learning to concentrate so I can learn to make gloves. hehehheh. But I really like them. Made a pair of socks and will be taking sock patterns up again. I love making socks too. Have a poncho for eldest son on the needles. Too I like making the VW hat in the patterns on this site... so easy and pretty quick.

Glad you posted where you are. Will be nice to chat.

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Old 10-16-2007, 12:22 PM   #3
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Hi There!
Nice to find someone close by.
I just finished an afghan for me. (Although when I showed it to my husband he thought it was pretty nice, I my have a problem there....)
I picked up a pattern at a yarn shop the other day for baby booties. Have no idea why other than they are knit on 5 needles and want to learn to do that. Maybe make a few pairs for the childrens hospital.
My mom always knit mittens and booties on multi needles, I guess i'm trying for that reason.
I'm 46 (just turned on sun) no kids left at home and my husband and I own a painting.
Thats my life in a nut shell......
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:57 PM   #4
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Sandi,

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry so late.

I think you'll really like the booties if you've not found out already. I love making socks! I've not done it on multiple straights, the two circulars work good for me. But I really really loved making the one pair I've made. I will do more once I get some yarn for socks. So, much success to you in doing the booties. I bet they'll be adorable!

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Old 12-09-2007, 03:23 PM   #5
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The booties turned out good. Are you on Ravelry yet? If so find me. I'm CalgarySandi on there.

Are you almost ready for Christmas. I just can't seem to get into the spirit this year.
I haven't put up any decorations or anything. How about you.
We have been rather busy with work, so maybe's it's just that i'm tired.
Getting tired of this silly cold weather though. B ut would like more snow, silly me.
Let me know how you are.
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:12 PM   #6
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Sandi,

So glad to hear from you!

Am not on Ravelry. Sorry.

Working would dampen my spirits too and make me tired! But I know what you mean about not being in the Spirit. I wasn't until I started cutting out adorable pictures from magazines of little Christmas figures and scenes for an advent caleldar. (A disposable one.) That really got me in the spirit! And I felt more inspired for knitting presents. I made 6 dishcloths for a group of ladies. I know that's not much for the master knitters here, but that was a lot of work for me! heheh

We have the tree up. And I love it. The kids didn't do the tree this year... guess it's not manly and macho enough and they ARE SO manly and macho now. So it's ok, I don't mind. I like the males around me to be allowed to be macho and manly. Is very cool to see and have the manliness used in other ways they enjoy employing their muscles and power! It was probably the beads I use instead of garland that turned them off to the tree decorating. They would have had to touch recycled necklaces! Gasp! Any way! lol. The tree is up. The other decorations are hung or displayed. The tree skirt might be washed, or just put under the tree, depends on if I'm brave enough to wash it. Is a patchwork, and I'm not too sure about my sewing skills. Still have the presents for immediate family to buy and wrap. We have money for the kids and that's about it.

I heard that Calagary area doesn't have as much snow as down here in the Lethbridge area. I can understand you wanting more. We just might have a white Christmas here in the Great White North... you'd think! hehheh

Just finished two scarves for Christmas, to give to whomever I feel would accept a learners article. Did some dishcloths like I said. Am about to start a poncho for one of my sons. (I've 3 sons.) He picked out some blue corrigated that I can match with lots of yarn in my stash. That'll use up a ton of the yarn. I'm really wanting to make some winter hats, those with ear flaps. I think they're so cute!, and would love to be able to have one for myself, and give some to others. It may not get terribly cold like it use to in decades past... but that wind chill can still freeze ears off. So am looking for a very very very easy earflap hat recipe/pattern. Will be putting something else on my knitting looms, probably another scarf, shawl. I made myself a serape, and love it! It's in wool, a blue that's not very feminine in hubby's eyes (which yes matters to me a lot)... BUT dang it's warm. (A serape, in my understanding is like a mini skirt for your shoulders... sort of. Or just a very fancy name for a very fancy shawl/wrap thingy.) But I like it. When the house feels chilly, for whatever reason, I put it on while I knit and in no time, I'm too warm. That wool is really HOT stuff! hehheheh.

Any way, Merry Christmas! Hope it's safe and happy for you. And have a great New Year too. Let me know how you're doing too, and if you have anything on the needles. I'd love to hear about any project, knitting or otherwise that you've got going on.

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Old 12-12-2007, 09:46 PM   #7
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You really need to sign up for Raverly. It's so cool to be able to see other people's work that they have posted.
I took out all of my little houses today and am going to put them out tomorrow. Hibby said he will bring in the tree and decorations on sat. So I will get it up and see if that helps.
I have fleeting moments of christmas spirit. But they seem to be short lived.
Shopping is done, so maybe after the tree is up I will wrap and poke the hubby into doing his.

I have been knitting small things, slippers for a friend, dog boots for another. Made a "Jack" from Nightmare before Christmas for oldest son. Going to try and get some mittens done, and a couple of hats before the 25th.

Take care, have a Happy Holiday Season......
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Hi! I'm in Calgary too. I've just begun knitting a few weeks ago, and just stumbled upon this site. So far, I've made a couple scarves, a couple hats, and I'm half way through my second mitten. The first one turned out perfect - I can't wait to actually wear them out!

Do you know of any good yarn stores in Calgary? I've just been going to Michael's, but I don't really like going there. The yarns are way in the back, and the aisles are so narrow and check out lines are so long. It would be nice to go someplace else, maybe with different selections.
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What part of the city are you in. There's The Kintting Room, at 53 Street & Crowchild Tr. NW, KnitOneChatTwo, up on Sirocco Dr. SW, off Sarcee & 17 Ave., Make One Yarn Studio, 1 Ave NE, in Bridgeland, The BeeHive, MacLeod & 39 I think, Gina Browns, not sure of the address, and one in Avenedia, down south on MacLeod.
If you want someone to go with you, let me know, I'm always up for a yarn trip. LOL
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Thanks! I'm in Bowness. I think the first two are close to me (still new to the city, and still trying to find my way around!). I think Bridgeland is close to where I work. I'll have to check some of them out!
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