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.


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