Dec 21, 2006

Christmas Vacation

I will be flying off to Wintry New Jersey tomorrow for extended family fun. Look again in a couple of weeks for loads more goodies I have made. There are a few presents I haven't posted, plus I've been knitting in a frenzy this week trying to crank out more stylish cold weather accessories for myself. Happy Holidays to everyone, may next year bring peace and a windfall of yarn!

Christmas Ball Bands

These are a couple of Christmas-themed Ball Band Dishcloths I made for my bf's grandma. I wrapped them with some Vanilla Spice hand soap for a festive Winter treat! Hopefully she will actually use them.

Project: Christmas Ball Band Dishcloths
Source: Mason-Dixon Knitting
Yarn: Sugar 'N Cream
Needles: US 7
Started: 8/18/06
Finished: 11/15/06
Comments: Obviously I wasn't knitting on them exclusively! The Ball Band was starting to drag for me.

Dec 18, 2006

Bring On the Cold Weather, Please!

Here's my Winter Clapotis. Hopefully it will be cold enough to wear it in New Jersey over Christmas. The second photo shows the colors more accurately, they are actually kind of muted.

Project: Clapotis
Source: Knitty
Yarn: Patons SWS in Natural Plum, 6 1/2 skeins
Needles: US 9
Started: 10/25/06
Finished: 11/13/06
Comments: Dimensions are approx. 63" x 18". I have been wanting to try this new yarn for awhile because it is a wool/soy blend. I have a skein and a half leftover, so I'm thinking of doing some sort of felted project. This is probably it for Clapotis, the pattern is easy but very tedious and I had to individually drop each stitch. It is worth the finished product though!

Early Gift

I gave my SIL an early Christmas gift last night because I won't be able to see her until next year, ha-ha. While it may be 70 degrees here, she will be traveling to Colorado the day after Christmas and I wanted her to stay toasty warm.

Project: Stacked Triangle Scarf
Source: My Own Design with simple knit and purl pattern from somewhere I cannot remember
Yarn: Misti Baby Alpaca Chunky in #M678, Forest Green Melange, 1 skein
Needles: US 10 1/2
Started: Mid Nov. '06
Finished: 12/17/06
Comments: Dimensions are approx. 51" x 2 1/2". This isn't a very good photo and the triangle pattern wouldn't show up very well because the yarn is so dark. The pattern also made three columns that overlapped and stacked on top of each other. It's sort of hard to explain, but the finished product looked pretty cool.

Dec 7, 2006

Fetching Fingerless Gloves

I haven't been posting, but I have been knitting. I finished my Winter Clapotis a few weeks ago, but I do have several more stitches to drop and just haven't gotten around to it. I also completed a couple more Christmas present which I will post after the new year. I can finally post the Fetching Mitts I knit for my mom. I thought they were going to be for Christmas as well, but I changed my mind and she got them early for her birthday. Now I can get to work on my own, which I've been itching to do for awhile.

Project: Fetching Mitts
Source: Knitty
Yarn: Misti Baby Alpaca in #2105/light grey, one skein
Needles: US 7 DPNs
Started: 1st- 10/2/06, 2nd- 10/5/06
Finished: 1st- 10/3/06, 2nd- 10/6/06
Comments: This was my first time using alpaca and I really liked the yarn. It's very fuzzy and soft, but it wasn't too slippery. Of course this pattern was easy and fun, as every knitter knows!