Friday, November 30, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I have managed to knit two "Snow baby" bodies and the bottom ball section of the third. That ended badly however. I did not have enough yarn to do the top ball so I ripped the whole third body out and now I have a small, sad ball of yarn. I'll have to either nix that one or buy more yarn. I haven't decided yet.
I also am casting on for my Love's socks. I've cast on three times and ripped it right back to nothing so I've decided to change the style of cast on. I am not having any luck with the double needles.
Monday, November 26, 2007
I wore them to my friend Linda's on Saturday and she asked about my socks. I was very proud to tell her I made them myself. She said they were awesome!
I also started on the Snowbabies that will be Xmas gifts. So far all I have done is one body. I'll start another today.
I decided I better finish the socks I started when I took the magic loop class. They are a Sport weight (Mission Falls) so they should be long finished but I had gotten tired of them. I definitely like the delicateness of fingering.
I didn't have that much knitting time considering we had Thanksgiving dinner for 25 or so of our family and Friends. I actually got away with minimal work as my love cooks the turkey and stuffing. I also delegated many of the other dishes to the guests so all I had to do was clean (w/ the kids help) and look pretty. I enjoyed visiting and playing cards. It was a lovely day.
Shameless insert of non-Thanksgiving family
I also have been trying to finish X-mas shopping. I hate the malls during the holidays.
Monday, November 19, 2007
On an even more exciting front. I got some very happy things in the mail today!
Snow babies Accessories and hats
Robin's Nest ornament kit
All from the yarnery.com
I am going to be making these things for gifts for my loved ones. I know my mom will love to have a snowman and since she probally wouldn't wear many knitted items (or carry a bag) I like this as a solution to giving a hand made gift. I have some other people in mind, I for sure know the nest's final destination is some where warmer than here. I am very excited! I think that a snowman will be next on the to do list.
Friday, November 16, 2007
I think I need to get some sock blockers. Although the girl child was more than happy to model my sock and point out how nicely it fit her foot.
I am going out with my girl friend tonight. I won't get much knitting done.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
My girl child keeps telling me how much she likes it, she's been giving many hints that she wants them, but I am choosing to ignore them all. I hope to be nearing the end of the first sock quickly.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I've decided to catalog my yarn stash here. So I will be doing that later today I hope.
I also started socks for me. I've chosen to again use the http://stitchesofviolet.blogspot.com/2004/12/old-shale-two-yarn-sock-pattern.html pattern. I am using a size US 1 for the cuff and I think I'll switch to a US 0 for the body. The yarn is from my LYS, it's Colinette in the "Popsicle" colorway.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
The girl's birthday was yesterday. She picked out her b-day dinner [hamburgers, periogis, salad and cannolis] and she was very excited about getting real gold earrings. She also requested "yarn, more yarn and even more yarn." How can that not make you smile.
I am for sure going to finish this sock TODAY. I hope!
Oh- and I did purchase the yarn I want to use to make a felted bowl for my living room. I think this will be my next project.