Monday, January 28, 2008

Sorry For The Lack Of Posts

Another long span between posts. Sorry about that. In the interim, I finished my niece's mitts, almost finished Monica's socks and started a test knit of her new pattern. Oh, and I started a new job too. Where I had been working, closed the week before Christmas (lousy timing that)...I was so glad when this temp-to-hire position came my way. It's going well. I like the work and the people I'm working with ( hopefully I will be offered a permanent position soon).

Here are Lauren's Mitts. I used the leftover Meilenweit yarn from a pair of socks (it took every bit of it...that's why the thumbs don't match). She loves orange and this yarn has some in it, sooooooo
Make sure she doesn't see them!!!

And here is the new test knit of Monica's pattern: Aran Socks. I'm knitting them in CTH Solid - Nantucket Red. This pattern will be available soon at The Loopy Ewe. Another fun pattern and I love textured socks, so you know I love this one too. (I will post a picture as soon as I take a decent one).

These are Monica's socks, not quite finished. We still haven't had our Christmas together. But I know what she is going to give me (Monica, I hope you don't mind seeing what you're getting). It's a good thing her feet are an inch longer than mine, I would be so tempted to keep these...I love this yarn. I'm using the Campfire Socks pattern in Trekking XXL-66, 68 stitches, US1 dpn's.
Well, that's about it for now... Knitting is slow going for some reason.
Have a great week!!
More later.

Friday, January 04, 2008

First FO of 2008

Mandy's Mittens...Patons Classic Wool Merino in the Rosewood colorway. I knit these in the Warmest Mittens pattern, but started with 32 stitches for the cuff and increased to 36 for the hand on US6 dpn's. She loves them.

Two of Mandy's friends did a wonderful thing for her this Christmas...and as a thank you I'm knitting them some mitts. I've finished one pair already, and I'm on the second mitt of the second pair. Ally's mitts are purple and Hannah's are fuschia. Both are knit in Cascade 220 Superwash. Ally and Hannah came over to our house over the Christmas break and I taught them to knit too. We sat up until 3am watching old movies and knitting...I was so tired but it was fun! Two more added to the "knitters" list.
I've come up with a plan...I'm going to finish some of the socks I have going and then I'm going to get to work on C.J.'s sweater. Keep after me about it...Please
That's it for now...More later.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

A New Year

This is a test
I'm giving my blog a facelift, so bear with me...I've forgotten how to do some things.

On the knitting front, I've got 1 resolution: FINISH MY SON'S SWEATER (before the end of the year)!!

More later