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And we are back!!  We’ve been busy soapmaking at Chez G.   Grab them while they’re hot!  We’ll be making more but the scents may or may not be repeated.  😉

Time Passes

Well, well, well.  I can’t believe it’s been a couple of weeks since the last time I wrote.  Where DID the time go?

I’ve been knitting away on various projects of which I’ll start showing pictures over the next week or so.  In the meantime, let’s talk about other finished objects:  SOAPS!


I went on a soaping frenzy this weekend.  6 batches chock full of palm oil and shea butter.  I had lots of fun with these batches as you can see by the pictures.  I decided to do 3 of them as pie wedges.  They’re all on the drying rack now BUT don’t worry!!  Here’s your chance to get some!

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I’m selling off 25 bars from these as follows.

  • Almond – 8 bars
  • Chai Tea – 4 bars
  • Cucumber Vanilla – 4 bars
  • Sunset – 3 bars
  • Raspberries n Violets – 3 bars
  • Seashore – 3 bars

Each bar weighs from 4.5 to 5 oz.  I’m selling each for $5 plus shipping or buy 4 bars and get free shipping.  BUT HURRY!!  It’s first come, first serve and most of these never last as these are the customer favorites!!  One of my coworkers is already talking about the Almond and Seashore since these are her and her hubby’s favorites!  😀

ETA:  I’M AN IDIOT SORRY!!  To order, email me at soapy DOT knitter AT gmail DOT com (replace the DOTs and AT with . and @)

ETA AGAIN:  This is what is left as of 11 am EST:

  • Cucumber Vanilla – 3
  • Sunset – 2
  • Raspberries n Violets – 2


Hey, did you guys realize that RHINEBECK and SAFF are right around the corner????  This will be my first year at SAFF.  I’m SO EXCiteD!  can ya’ll TELL???  SQUEEEEEEeeeeeEEEE!

Time for Tops

I’ve been busily making summer tops and lace. This has been great commuter and movie-watching knitting, believe it or not. Let’s start with the Lillian Top. I LOVE this pattern. I cannot say enough about it. It’s a fast and easy knit. Took me all of 9 days and I only knit it at night when I could put in a hour or two. As always, clic on the thumbnail to see a larger pic (unfortunately, for some reason this template distorts in IE when I put in large pictures instead of thumbnails.  Sorry!  BTW, my blog is best viewed in Mozilla Firefox).

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Pattern: Lillian Top
Source: Delicious Stitches
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cathay in Red
Cost: $3.38 per skein (used 6 2/3 skeins, about 730 yds); total cost = $22.75 – 😀
Size: Large
Needles: Size 5 and 6 Addi Turbos
Started: June 1, 2007
Finished: June 10, 2007
Notes: I would not do 5 lace repeats for the body. I find this to be too long. If I make it again, I would only do a total of 4 repeats of the lace pattern. Also, I would start the armhole section sooner as I have large arms.

Next up is the Cap Sleeve Turtleneck. I also enjoyed this pattern except I decided a turtleneck in this heat….NAAAAH! LOL

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Pattern: Cap Sleeve Turtleneck
Source: Karabella Yarns pattern from Kpixie
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in Coral
Cost: $3.60 per skein (used about 5 1/3 skeins); total cost about $18 – 😀
Size: 40″ Bust
Needles: Size 3 and 5 Addi Turbos
Started: May 7, 2007
Finished: June 2, 2007

With completing the Cap Sleeve Turtleneck, I completed Round 5 of my Yarn Diet. So as a treat I bought myself something really special….I wasn’t planning on buying it yet but Karen talked me into it today!!! ENABLER!!!!! 😀 This week’s YPF will be all about that. (Hey, Cristi, wouldya mind sharing with me how to get those FLLLLY close-ups???! Couldya, wouldya, thanks, luv ya!!!)

A couple of days ago, I emailed Anne Hanson from KnitSpot and asked her advice on something I wanted to make. I was thinking of a nice large shawl to use almost like a sarong over my bathing suit this summer. She recommended a couple of her patterns but she mentioned she had a cute little lace skirt PERFECT as a cover-up, Sangria. Of course, once I saw her pattern, I jumped and bought it. I cast on last night using Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Terra Cotta. So far so good. No pix yet because I’m not that far along.

I am sending out soap orders hopefully by Friday. I haven’t had a chance to run to the post office with the training at work so they’re a tad delayed but I’ll add a treat as “thanks” for your patience!!