December 2, 2010

Well, I know what *I* want for Christmas now

Denise has new colored cord sets! I’m making good use of Amazon’s “Add to Wish List” function this year. Tamas and I know better than to deviate from each other’s Amazon lists — there’s a reason this house has more bookshelves than any other type of furniture — but for non-book items, the 3rd party functionality of Add to Wish List is awesome, and it’s allowed me to add stuff from local vendors like Lilly Chocolate, or the massage place down the road.
So. How’d you all do with NaKniSweMo? I’m going to come right out and admit my utter and complete FAIL. However, I did get two items knitted for a new pattern booklet I’m working on, so that was good. The repeated fail (and necessity for frogging) on my NaKniSweMo sweater, which is currently consigned to the Naughty Bin, depressed me far too much and sent me screaming in the other direction to my first love, hats.
Mmmm, hats. 1.75 down (1 totally, 1 half-done, 1 1/4 done) and 9+ to go. I pulled out all the unusual, fantastic single skeins I had sitting around — Sanguine Gryphon, Schaefer, Bijou Basin Ranch, Yarn Love, etc — and I started making plans.

Here’s two of them. The one that’s completely knit, at top, will be felted. The one below, whose tentative name is Brocade, is maybe half done and is driving me slightly crazy because apparently I am very tense right now and it is showing up in my yarn tensioning, so I had to rip it out entirely after its first few hours of life and start from the beginning. I hate that. But it’s a beautiful piece so far, and that makes up for a lot.

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  • Michele

    I didn’t get mine done, either,,,,:>(
    I have, however, finished 3 pair of Fetching mitts and 2 scarves plus 1/2 finished with my Mothed sweater!! As soon as I finish my Christmas knitting I’m so back to the sweater!

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