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I wish I were better at picking out notes. I got my Chaos Theory in the mail on the first, and I'm not sure what I think of it. It feels almost perfect for me in some ways- like Beth was actually checking out my preferences or something- It is similar to Cerberus, but lighter. There's a slight sweetness and what might be blackberry wine. Wine often turns to kitty litter on my skin. I'm pretty sure the blackberries are what did me in with MB: Closet.

 

Manhattan isn't me. It's rather aloof and polished and a little bit masculine. It's a pretty scent, but it doesn't work for me. That's sad, but it means I get to make a trade for something I really want- Alice, Les Bijoux, Arkham, Misk U, and Baghdad all spring right to mind. I'm tempted to update my swap post right now, but I'm not sure I'm ready to part with it.

 

I'm undecided on Xanthe. I must test it out, but I'm sort of nervous, because I want to keep the bottle pristine, for some reason. Hah. I LOVE the trading card, and I must find all of them. I can't afford to have all the bottles, but surely people will be willing to part with the cards, right?

 

Finally, Katharina. :) So much love. So much goodness. White, musky goodness, and apricot with orange blossom goodness. Mmm. :)

 

Of the 8 frimps, I've only tried 2 previously, so that's cool. I'm going to need some imps to toss along with my school things so I can have them handy.

 

I must learn to knit socks. I love these things. Snarky, I love them! My feet rebel against my other socks, since having the royal treatment. It's my new obsession. Maybe I'll swap BPAL for socks! But I want to make my own. What's a garter stitch? I hear it mentioned in patterns a bit, but I don't think I've seen an example anywhere.

 

Also, my backwards knitting site doesn't have a section on how to do anything but cast on, knit and purl. That makes me nervous about trying other things. Dude! I can't believe I'll be back in school in less than two weeks! Annnnd enough about that. I'm all done for the night; gotta go snuggle with the boy.

 

I ADORE him. Have I mentioned that lately? ;)

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First off... awwww. Newlyweds! Y'all make me smile.

 

Garter stitch (in the context of a flat knitted piece)=nothing but knitting OR nothing but purling. If you alternate knitting a row, then purling a row, and so on, you get "stockinette stitch", which looks like v's on one side and purl bumps on the other side.

 

Garter stitch looks like ridges of purl bumps to me. This is looser than the "reverse stockinette" since the purl bumps are separated by a row of v's, you just can't see them too well since they don't bump out like the purl bumps do.

 

HOWEVER, in the context of a piece knitted in the round, you have to alternate knitting and purling rounds in order to get the same effect. Kind of confusing, I know. In fact, just ignore this paragraph for now. Until you start knitting socks. Then come back here again. :lol:

 

Clear as mud? I'm a much better shower than a teller with my knitting.

 

If I jump on the Carnavale, you totally have dibs on my trading cards. :twisted:

 

PS Glad you are enjoying the socks! I loved making yours so much I've been trying to figure out how to get The Mister into some homemade socks, and he's got ginormous feet!

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OMG. I went to Magknits, and I want the socks. The Lemony Snicket inspired ones and the snowflake socks, both. I wantses them! Your explanation is clear, and a relief. Next comes the puzzling out patterns. I want to make pretty things!

 

I'm collecting all things BPAL at the moment- as far as inserts and cards and whatnot. I want alllllllll of the BPTP updated stuff, except not one of the silver lids. They're lovely, but they don't do it for me. Though, given unlimited funds, I would surely get one. Hopefully school will distract me somewhat from the addiction! A week from this monday! (Not that I'm counting, or anything.)

 

Anyway, take care Ms. Snarky.

 

 

First off... awwww. Newlyweds! Y'all make me smile.

 

Garter stitch (in the context of a flat knitted piece)=nothing but knitting OR nothing but purling. If you alternate knitting a row, then purling a row, and so on, you get "stockinette stitch", which looks like v's on one side and purl bumps on the other side.

 

Garter stitch looks like ridges of purl bumps to me. This is looser than the "reverse stockinette" since the purl bumps are separated by a row of v's, you just can't see them too well since they don't bump out like the purl bumps do.

 

HOWEVER, in the context of a piece knitted in the round, you have to alternate knitting and purling rounds in order to get the same effect. Kind of confusing, I know. In fact, just ignore this paragraph for now. Until you start knitting socks. Then come back here again. :lol:

 

Clear as mud? I'm a much better shower than a teller with my knitting.

 

If I jump on the Carnavale, you totally have dibs on my trading cards. :twisted:

 

PS Glad you are enjoying the socks! I loved making yours so much I've been trying to figure out how to get The Mister into some homemade socks, and he's got ginormous feet!

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