Wednesday, December 19, 2007
With all the stress of this season, the running around to get everything finished for the big moment, [tree decorating, menu planning, gift buying,wrapping, attending holiday parties,etc..etc..] all I want to do is sit and knit. There is a good weather window this morning so I must get on out there and SHOP, along with everyone else. If I didn't participate would it really matter???
These two scarves are from Knitting New Scarves...I am particularly attracted to them since my profession is architecture...Tilted Squares is a very easy knit and fun. Twisted is a bit more complex but after understanding the structure it has a very addicting nature to it. The Noro Silk Garden works exceptionally well with both patterns.
Monday, December 17, 2007
The panic is starting to set in. The tree is in the stand but no lights are on it yet, not to mention finding the ornaments and stockings in all those boxes out in the garage. The two holiday parties we went to this past weekend really cut into tree time...I still have to finish the tilted squares scarf...the second fetching is almost finished...I won't make it to the other two scarfs, and the Dashing fits me so I know it won't fit my stepson...geez, and no time to knit up a larger pair. I am in a panic...
I am happy with the results of the red hot slippers. They felted up nicely and will fit a size 8 foot...purrfect for the recipient...At least that one is a go!
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Whipped these slippers out in a couple of days, including the felting and drying time. I used the Felted Slippers Pattern from Felted Knits. I used up some of my stash yarn and was a bit short when I came to finishing up on the soles. The purple soles really don't show that much, and anyway these are for me, so who cares! Yesterday I went to my LYS and purchased wool and mohair to make up a few more, the woman at the counter made a funny comment about how bright the yarn was...I thought to myself, hey these are slippers, fun things to slip on your flippers. I thought that was a weird comment seeing as she had no idea what I was actually going to make. Oh well...