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My New Twins!


And they’re hopefully identical!

That’s 5 skeins of yarn…not gone, but knit!  That means I’m a quarter of the way there.  And I’m tired.  I may need to take a little break today.  Or go to bed before 3 AM.  (I don’t know why this photo looks like I used two different colors of green yarn.   I didn’t.)

Now I’m going to cast on 318 stitches on a size 1 needle for the body.  But first I need to clean up the mess beside me on the couch.

The pile includes:

~About 6 pair of knitting needles

~My phone

~My knitting kit

~The cord for my camera

~My Bible

~The chart for the sleeves

~The green sea silk that didn’t make the Olympics

I’m thinking blogging is about to get really boring for a while.  I have 17 inches of black stockinette to knit.  Maybe I’ll have to resort to telling jokes.


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

11 thoughts on “My New Twins!

  1. Maria, I went to sleep thinking about how I could knit one of those beautiful sweaters, too. I came to the conclusion that I should knit the front and back up to the armholes on my knitting machine and then take it off to do the color work. Sewing up the side seams is a small price to pay for a gorgeous new sweater. I know this doesn’t live up to the true spirit of the Knitting Olympics, but it’s probably the only way I’m going to get one of these done.

    Get some sleep!

  2. The sweater is beautiful and coming along nicely. I can’t believe how much you have gotten done since Friday! Black stockinette – yikes!

  3. I like the blackberry. Mine is always next to me when I’m working on crochet or knit stuff – but mostly because I use the calculator function on it for figuring stuff out!

  4. Lovely! What a relief it must be to have the sleeves come out perfect. Must be the work of the Bible sitting next to you.

    Knock, knock

    (who’s there)


    (Jamaica who?)

    Jamaica me smile!

    That was on the Valentine card I gave my son. I thought you’d enjoy it also. Now go take a nap.

  5. Wow – that is gorgeous and great choice of colors. By the way, you certainly know how to pick moron projects! (I’m just quoting you on the moron part, but we both know that moron in this case is a compliment!)

  6. Love the sweater. It’s going to be beautiful. You have inspired me to try some more of the “hard” stuff. You make it look way too easy!!!

  7. How to blog 17″ of black stockinette: With a ruler to show progress!!!

    You’re doing great!

  8. I was going to make a wisecrack about your Bible, but thought better of it, being a cradle Roman Catholic and all! (I’m wondering if you have the advantage of the Higher Power of Knitting too!) Yuk yuk, couldn’t help it – must be the hidden influence of mean nuns! They tried to mold me when I was child, but instead assisted me to see that my God has a WONDERFUL sense of humor!
    Anyway – this is a knitting blog. You continue to amaze. Seriously. Not only the color that you chose (what’s harder than black?)but SIZE TWO NEEDLES??????
    I might “finish” before you Maria, but YOU are worthy of the Gold!

  9. I was going to make a similar Bible comment … OHHHHHH You have him on your knitting side – NOW I get it 🙂

  10. “I’m thinking blogging is about to get really boring for a while. ”

    No it’s not! I’m riveted! I am wierdly fascinated with how the finished product will turn out and whether you’ll get it finished! Good luck!

  11. I love that mixed in with the knit ‘stuff’ is your Bible. It says so much about you.

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