Saturday, December 31, 2005

May all your knitting and non-knitting dreams come true in 2006.

Friday, December 30, 2005

Let sleeping dogs lie...

Who's more comfortable???

It's hard to tell. I don't know how well you can see it, but Buddy wedged himself between the back of the couch and the cushion. He decided to use Mr. Neander's arm for a pillow. Buddy must have been comfortable because he slept like that for quite a while. Isn't it amazing how these animals start off as pets and quickly become a part of the family??? By the way, Mr.Neander is the one in the solid blue shirt. Buddy is in the striped sweater. :) (Sorry honey, I couldn't help it, I just had to pick on you.) ;)

Irish Hiking Scarf

Here's the picture I promised. I can't believe how fast it's knitting up. I signed up for the KAL and am waiting for a response. I checked out the KAL site, and found some very talented knitters!!! I especially love viewing the FO's. Right now I'm trying to decide weather it's better to fringe or not to fringe...(sorry, I couldn't help that). I still haven't found a mitten pattern. I have not given up hope. As soon as I get the chance I'll start going though my knitting books and magazines. I may already have a pattern hiding in my craft room. If you have any suggestions for a mitten pattern just leave me a message.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Happy Holiday's...

Happy Yule, Merry Christmas, Happy Kawansa, Happy Hanukkah, Happy New Year...I hope I didn't miss anyone. (Please forgive any spelling errors.)

I hope your holiday's are going well and Santa was good to you!!! Santa made a stop here and everyone was very pleased. My daughter surprised me with two skeins of "Homespun from Lionbrand yarns", in the Deft color. So, I finally started a project I have wanted to work for a long time now...The "Irish Hiking scarf". At first I was worried that you wouldn't be able to see the pattern, but it shows up just fine. I am very pleased with it. The cable pattern is much easier than I thought it would be. Now, if I could only find a mitten/fingerless glove pattern that would match. I have searched google all evening without any luck. If it's out there I will find it. I think this will be an awesome set.

Hubby bought me "The Art of Knitting 2" dvd. What a great gift. I don't know how to do things like knit with more than one color at a time, unless it's stripes. Well this DVD shows you how, among other things. It has some really great features on it. Whether you are new to knitting or have been knitting for a while, this DVD is a keeper.

Mom got the Wheat socks and seemed to like them. I'm still waiting for her to try them. I couldn't get a picture, the batteries in the camera died. (I couldn't even get pictures of presents being opened.) I will try to go get more batteries tomorrow so I can get a photo of the light blue socks. They are finished, just waiting for the toe to be stitched up and the needles removed.

I think that with the coming new year, I should and will, make more of an effort to finish some UFO's. I think the first project will be the "Shawl Collar Sweater" I started so long ago. I think I will also make more of an effort to knit for myself. I am one of those knitters who gives her knitting as presents. I have been knitting for a few years now and don't have much to show for it. I think I'm ready to start being a little selfish and make myself a few pullover sweaters. I have a few patterns I have wanted to try for a long time and I think now is the time.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Socks update...

The socks are coming along. The "blue socks" only have the toe yet to be finished and the wheat socks got HUGE. So I frogged and re-cast on. I am currently working on their heel. I need to hurry with the wheat socks. I decided to give them to mom for a Yule gift. I hope she likes them. I'll post pictures when they are done.

I am also working on mitten, hat and scarf sets for the nieces and nephews. I just didn't have time to knit them so I'm making them from polar fleece. Scarves and mittens are cut out and waiting to be stitched together. I can't decide on which hat pattern to use. I hope I can get them finished in the next couple of days.

As you can tell I survived Thanksgiving. Everything went well and everyone played together very nicely. I was very surprised. I just hope our next get together goes as well. We shall see.


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