Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I Was Good This Year!

First up... a new ipod! Finally! My current [2nd generation] ipod has gone through many mutations. If your ipod dies for real reasons [not "I dropped it in a puddle while drunk on the LES"], you can submit a request to apple and get a new free ipod [of the same model, though]. I've been doing that for 4 years. On my fourth one, I'm tired of doing this so I got a new ipod!

Next up... notions! Lovely brother and sis-in-law got me a box o'love. My Stash Enhancement 07!

And the grand finale... YARN! First up, my first installment of Cascade 220 in great burgundy-pink. I've never knit with it... what should I?

Next up... sock yarn. Sock yarn #1 is the envy of all sock yarns... Koigu. Finally, koigu for ME! And what an eclectic color! It'll probably look just as good in stockinette as in a pattern so... first toe-up socks!

And last, but certainly not least, is another yummy addition to my Araucania yarn that I got in Rhinebeck. This is my favorite. Fun socks or maybe a neck cozy or a bandana.

And my FOs made a great hit on Christmas morning. On top of that, family friends' kids got knit kits for Christmas so I became the teacher for the day. Start 'em young! And for the climax of our post - my new project - my Just Like a Peasant Cap! Now, it calls for double-stranding but my head is never THAT warm.... hmm...

Sunday, December 23, 2007

And... What Time is It?

A.) It's 1:29am.
B.) It's technically Christmas Eve.
C.) It's FO time!

First up: Fetching

Cute fingerless gloves courtesy of will soon keep my stepmother's hands warm. In a wonderful Wool of the Andes from knitpicks, these darlings are also the same that I chose to knit up for my knitting group's holiday party. If only I had more time for a hat, scarf or neck cozy...

Second: Monkey Socks

Finally! These god-for-saken "Who are they going to be for? They are too big. Woops, I have three extra rounds of repeats on one sock" socks are FINALLY DONE! The random repeats had to cut out. Yes, cut. Yes, I applied scissors to my hand knit socks. Penelope started and I finshed. It hurt but now... you can't tell! These will also be under the Christmas tree tonight for Papa Bear.

Third: Urchin

On a whim, I cast on this great looking beret with some random Gedifra yarn [yes, yes, acrylic.] I thought that my 12 year-old sister would be the perfect recipient. Two balls of orange and one of green. Let's just say that the hat as a lovely green patch. Hopefully she won't get beat up in school for it... You know kids these days.

Last, a wonderful co-worker/great friend surprised me with these adorable stitch markers:

Such a great friend. Let's just see what ends up under the tree for yours truly [and my needles!]

Sunday, December 16, 2007


After a few weeks of work traveling, then thanksgiving, then more "let's work a LOT," my poor knitting got the shaft for ... ooh ... a while. Yesterday, was the first time since pre-turkey fun that I knitted. I'm ashamed.

So.... what did I do?

I made Fetching for Sit-n-Knit's Holiday Gift Exchange. My knitter made me this adorable neck cozy.

Finally, I'm knitting again!! CPH should be done soon....