Monday, October 30, 2006

Happy Halloween

Just in time for Halloween I've finished my second Hallowig. I bought the yarn Sunday morning and bound off Monday night. Booya! I'm pretty thrilled with that considering when I knit the pattern last year I swore at it for weeks and almost decided knitting in the round was a bad idea all together. The green one is Caron's soft something or other and the pink one is Red Heart Super Saver in Shocking pink (hands down the crappiest yarn I've ever knit.)

Here's a friend modeling last years model.

And here's me sporting the one fresh off the needles.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Knitting Progress Report

Sorry, I've been incommunicato for a while, but I'm back and I've been a knitting fool. I finished a little christmas knitting. Here's a Multi-directional scarf in Paton's Soy Wool Stripes. I luurve this scarf; it is warm and snuggly and has a fantastic drape. This one is definitley for mom but I may make myself one in a different colorway before too long. (Totally stole the dog model idea from Monika at Smoking Hot Needles)

I've also been working on a stack of ball band dishclothes with leftover cotton from the bathmat. I'll be wrapping these up with some kind of fancy soap and a home depot gift card for a friend's post wedding party this weekend. They got married last month in Hawaii, but didn't want to deny their friends who couldn't make it there the opportunity to give them presents. Can't say I blame them.

The sweater goes on and on. I'm halfway thru the second front. So I've got two sleeve's and the finishing left. I think my new totally meaningless self imposed deadline is Christmas.

I also got a message from Gerry last week that it was getting mighty chilly in Missouri. He needs to hurry up and get to Texas where that won't be an issue, but in the mean time the boy needs a decent hat. I made him a pitiful one last year that didn't cover his ears, so when I finished his new hat a few days ago and it was grossly too small I frogged the whole damn thing and started over. So I just finished Gerry's hat version 3.0 and it should be in mail this week. (Mellen was kind enough to model this one.)

And for a little dose of cuteness, I had a houseguest last week. Although Bella refused to be upstaged.

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