December 26, 2005

Finished in time...

So I haven't been posting because I was working on my flame sleeved sweater:

for my dad and I finished it december 23rd and washed it on Christmas Eve so that I could give it to my dad on Christmas day.... luckily this yarn (Schoeller Stahl Merino Stretch) dried sorta quick.
He loved it!

And I also finally sewed the ends into the cigar gloves I made for my fiance... he also loves them (this is why my dad and fiance will continue to get hand knit gifts from me):

So today I don't have to work and I plan on doing some selfish knitting and movie watching. I need a lazy day :)

and a dog photo :) We had some fun at the dog park this weekend as well:

Hope everyone had a good weekend,

December 16, 2005

Type of Knitter?

Knitting Purist
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You are an accomplished knitter producing beautiful pieces with a classic feel. You sometimes lament losing half of your local yarn shop to garish novelty yarns. Perhaps you consider fun fur scarves the bane of knitting society and prefer to steer new knitters towards the wool and cotton blends. Some might call you a bit of an elitist but you know that you've been doing this craft long enough to respect the history behind it and honor it with beautiful piece that can last a lifetime.

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December 13, 2005

Winter IK!

So in case the 5 zillion projects on my to do list weren't enough... here's a few more must make items:

December 06, 2005

Christmas Tree and some knitting

For the first 4 or 5 christmas' I was living with my Fiance I went all gung-ho with the decorating. We had a tree and stalkings and a few other christmas odds and ends. Then for the last 5 years I've totally ignored the holiday decorating thing. Been too busy or whatever. But this year I WANTED a tree. So Sunday evening we went out and found a tree lot and picked out a great mid sized tree (it's about 5.5 feet tall). And we also picked up a wreath for the front door (which I love seeing when I come home at night.

So here it is and I also took a couple photos of some of our great ornaments that we have each had since we were kids. I love going through the decorations and seeing all these great old ornaments.

And here is some knitting I've been working on:

My so called scarf in 100% pure wool merino (color clay). It's soooooooooooooo soft

And here is a completed bulky seed stitch scarf made from super bulky wool (rhodesian):

but this shows the texture a bit better:

And I'm working exclusively on my dad's flame sleeved sweater until it's done. Both sleeves are done up to the armpit and the body is a few inches tall (knit in the round). I really don't enjoy knitting with a deadline so much. It takes a lot of the fun out of it... but hopefully my dad will love it and that'll make it worth the hassle.

And a doggie pic to end with... the Fiance has taken to her quite well and likes to lay in her bed with her :)

December 03, 2005

Minor Destash

Lovely stuff just not my colors:

Elann 100% Alpaca

12 skeins in oxford grey. price $47.75
Asking $40.00 plus shipping.
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8 skeins in natural (7 in skien and one in a center pull ball). price $31.85.
Asking $26.00 plus shipping.
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Fibre Content: 100% Alpaca
Made In: Peru
Care: Hand Wash/ Dry Flat
Gauge: 20 st/4 inches 4.0 mm (US 6)
Yardage: 100 m (109 yards)
Size: 50g (1.75 oz) ball
Price: $3.98 USD

Paypal prefered but can do a check if needed. Let me know if you are interested,