Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas Presents (Gifted and Not)

I knit Mandy a hat for Christmas (Creative Knitting Jan 2008 - Warm Stripings), she liked it so well she said I should knit her cousin one too. So here they are (one gifted, and one not, yet).

Mandy's is the pink, Kaitlin's is the blue. I knit them in Patons SWS yarn, they each took a little over one skein. Those size 8 needles and thicker yarn sure hurt my hands.

I finished my son's socks in time for Christmas too. Anklets in Cascade 220 Superwash - black, 44 stitches on US3 dpn's, 2 x 2 rib for 1-1/2", stockinette for 10" on the feet.

Mandy wanted me to show you two of the scarves she knit (the third she gifted without taking pictures, but there is enough yarn to knit another just like it, I will post a picture of it when she has it done). This pink/purple scarf she knit for a friend (doesn't it look great on Mandy?, she had a hard time giving it away)...the red one, she knit and donated to a homeless shelter (she knows how to do cables now, and she did a great job).
I'm trying to think if there is anything else...but I don't think so.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!!! More later!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Wishing you Peace, Love, and Joy on this Glorious Christmas Day.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

This Is What Happens...

...When I don't blog for a month.
In the month since my last post, I have been doing some knitting...but mostly I've had the "winter blah's". I know winter doesn't officially start till Saturday...

So, the knitting (I know you're not here for whining), I finished my nephew's socks. Stats are as follows: Trekking XXL 800 (I won this yarn in SAM2), 64 stitches on US1 dpn's, 2 x 2 rib on the legs, the feet are knit plain (just like he likes them). After I had the finished the first sock, Monica discovered her son has "Fred Flintstone" feet, so after I finished the second sock I ripped out the toe of the first and made it more square (it looks very funny to me).

I started a new sock in a new pattern of Monica's (it's top secret, so I can't show a picture of it...but it's very pretty!).

I also knit a bookmark for my daughter for a stocking stuffer. I knit it with some of my leftover Lorna's Laces Child's Play. Here it is blocking. The pattern is in the 2007 Pattern-A-Day Calender (it's called "Cable Lace Bookmark" but there are no cables in it).

And here is the sock I started in the "Perchance to Knit" yarn I purchased during the "Sockret Pal Swap" last year. It's a very busy yarn so I'm knitting it plain, with my standard 68 stitches on US1 dpn's. This is the front of the sock...wild isn't it?

Yesterday, I also started a hat for Mandy...the pattern is in the January 2008 issue of Creative Knitting (it's called "Warm Stripings"). The hat is a little further along now than shown in the picture. I will be knitting it without the earflaps. I'm using Patons SWS yarn in the "Natural Pink" colorway. Mandy would like the matching "glove-mitts" but that won't happen in time for Christmas (hopefully the hat will be finished in time to gift it to her though).
Everything else I had started ("Diagonal Rib" socks, "Garter Rib" socks, scarf, stole, black/orange socks, etc., etc.) are laying dormant for now...hopefully I will get to those in the new year.
Oh, I have a job interview tomorrow. If you are so inclined, say a prayer for me or think good thoughts.
Second Oh, Mandy got accepted to her #2 college choice, Bowling Green State University (she is still waiting to hear from her #1 choice, Miami (of Ohio) University). She will be studying Elementary Education in the fall of next year.
That's it for now, hopefully it won't take me a whole month before the next post. More later!