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Sock update: The deadline for the sock contest I am entering has been pushed back 1 month and 2 days! Whew, that’s a load off. I was totally expecting a weekend of frenzied knitting and calculating. I’m almost done with the leg of the stranded teal/orange sock. So far I’m pretty satisfied with how it’s turning out. I was, however, a little naive about how non-elastic stranded knitting is, so the sock is a bit smaller in circumference than I anticipated. But I plan to offer the sock in a larger size as well.

Accordion update: This morning I learned how to play a simple blues riff on my accordion from a “Professor Louie” DVD. So far it’s a nice instructional DVD. I stopped it after an hour because my hand was getting tired and I still want to knit today! So I’ve noticed my accordion makes a strange noise which may or may not be normal, so all you accordionists out there, I need some advice. After I play the bass buttons, I hear a sort of reverberating “booooiiiiinnnnng” noise. It does vary depending on how staccato I play the note, but it’s there nonetheless. Is this something I need to be concerned about? BTW, my accordion is a Hohner Bravo piano accordion, 48 bass, and it was new when I got it a few years ago. I shamefully admit that I don’t play it very often, but I hope that all changes with my new goal… learn how to play Def Leppard songs. I’ve started learning “Hysteria” which is currently passable at best. I just need more practice, mainly scales and etudes first. Being a flute player since the 4th grade, I know how tedious and boring those can be…

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