Monday, January 29, 2007

When in Doubt, Make a Hat

Note: Buster (previous post) isn't my cat. He belongs to my mom. If he were mine I'd be showing you cat pictures every time I post. It's best that he doesn't live with me.

Here are a few hats I've made over the past few months, but haven't blogged about.

I gave this one my sister in law's boyfriend for Christmas.
Started: 22Nov06
Finished: 24Nov06 (Thanksgiving knit!)
Pattern: Knit Simple, Holiday 2006, basic hat pattern
Needles: Sz 7 Addi Turbos
Yarn: Plymouth Encore (red) and leftover Galway (white)

The rest are random baby hats. You've seen the likes of them here before, so I won't give all the details.

Mission Falls 1824 Cotton

Misson Falls 1824 Cotton

Bernat Cotton Tots


Thursday, January 25, 2007

How do yarn birds taste?

Pattern: Bird Mobile, Knit Simple, Holiday 2006
Needles: Sz 6 bamboo
Yarn: Leftover Cascade 220, Wool Ease, and Cotton Tots
Started: 15Nov2006
Finished: 16Dec2006
Recipient: My aunt, the bird collector
Cat: Buster

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Mittens-First 2007 FO!

Started: 23Dec06
Finished: 07Jan07
Pattern: Family Circle Easy Knitting, Fall 2005
Needles: Sz 6 Clover bamboo
Yarn: Sunshine Yarns, Neapolitan. Won in a blog contest from Laura around a year ago!

I had been itching to make some mittens and realized that some stash yarn would coordinate well with my Wavy. I loved making these! Quick and fun. However they are better suited for 30° days than 10° days plus windchill. Brrr!

In other news, here's my biggest project of 2007:

We are the proud owners of a hole in the ground! Now if we can just sell our condo before the house is done, I'll be a happy woman. Wahoo!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year

Whew, it's been awhile. As usual, I'm behind on my posting! And blog reading. I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays!

I went back to work today after a blissful week off. So nice. I rather enjoy sleeping 10 hours a night, relaxing, reading, knitting, and cross stitching without thinking about going to work!

Part of our journey to my inlaws for Christmas involved driving in a pretty bad snowstorm. I thought I was going to die (my husband drives like a maniac, but he's a maniac in control), so to calm myself, I started knitting a mitten in the dark. When we arrived at the house, the power was out. It stayed off for almost 36 hours. By the time the electricity came back on at 9AM on Christmas Eve, the house was a frigid 49.9°! Luckily my husband had his new slippers with him, which he wore over his socks to keep warm.

Pattern: Warm Slippers
Started: 23Oct2006
Finished: 04Nov2006
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease, one skein oxford gray and one skein denim

The mitten I started had to get frogged. Starting something like that in the dark isn't a good idea. I restarted the mitten while knitting with my husband's grandma before it got too cold for us to knit!