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FO and Stash

Well, I finally finished that Log Cabin Scrap blanket, forever to be known as “Belle’s Blankie”. And I want to talk about some bead stash. I am so glad that my host offers huge amounts of storage, because I never go in and delete old pictures, LOL. It allows me to be lazy! let me give one little piece of advice: if you are planning to start a knitting blog, make sure that you get a host who offers generous bandwidth, and copious storage. My last host did not, and I did not realize it until they were trying to force me into a very expensive package, claiming my blog was too big. And that was 2 years ago, people! Make sure that you read review and look at web host ratings, because it really can mean the difference between your blog being there one day. Or not. Here are some tips on choosing a domain name to help you get started.

Now, onto the pictures that started this whole diatribe. First, Belle’s Blanket:
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And some bead stash. I decided that just having a picture on the stash page of the white basket was totally un-fun, and that I should proudly show off the little gorgeousnesses, so! I took pictures of the beads in their pre-necklace forms. There are a bunch of them, but I am not going to put them all in this post. Not because of my host, mind you, but because my kiddos are seriously needing some focused attention just now.

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This is a kit that Mama bought me in that first batch of beads. I should totally make it up, and I will. I think it is going to look fabulous with the cardigan I plan to make myself from that Dublin Tweed. Do you hear me, SisterInLaw? If you don’t send me your measurements before I finish the two sweaters in my knitting basket, I will use that yarn for my stingy, greedy self. (I’ve been waiting at least three years, just so the rest of you know.) I have no idea what I will wear with the sweater and beads, mind you, only that they will look great together. Perhaps nothing. If I make a really LARGE sweater. *evil grin*

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These pink beads were also purchased in the first batch, and they are for my mother. I came thisclose to stringing them last Saturday, but I needed to ask her something first, so I didn’t. Soon. Very soon.

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These are newer beads, purchased Saturday and Sunday. I can make several necklaces from this, and I am pretty sure you will see something in the sidebar made from part of these eventually. I plan to make at least one before I next wear my blue and green dress. Which I plan to do in Orlando.

Okay, that’s it. Must go play mom. There will be more pictures later!

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