Sunday, December 20, 2009

almost there.....

Well, I spent this week distributing my christmas gifts. They were all well recieved and will love their new homes. DH has yet to open his, though. He has to wait.
You can see it here.
Diamonds in his shoes (free rav pattern). The yarn is "top dog" from creatively dyed, purchased at sock summit for this very purpose. It was a huge skein and there's probably enough left for a pair of fingerless mitts.

I wanted to make him a second pair, but he wasn't gone long enough. Hard to make a surprise with the surprisee sitting right next to you. So..... now I'm just making them anyway. I'm loving the pattern on this, you can't really see the detail here, but it looks like fish scales. They're the show-off stranded socks, STR strange brew.
There's going to be a bunch of this left too. I bought two skeins when it was on sale, because he likes a longer leg and has a bigger foot.

I'll probably take these with me on christmas to the in-laws. They're easy to work on and, now that the heel is done, mindless knitting.

The book is one I pre-ordered a while ago, and honestly, had forgotten about. The photos are beautiful and I want to knit every single one of the mittens. Just what I need, more projects.

Next up.....the mystery knit-a-long from the knitter's brewing co., and I've volunteered to test knit a scarf/cowl for someone in exchange for a free pattern.
It needs to be done in the month of January, so I'll be working on that between the clues.

Christmas promises to be a quiet one, with a trip to the in-laws and (thank goodness) no snow.
So, to all my readers - all 3 of you.....
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukah
Here's to a great, happy 2010!


Dee said...

The socks look GREAT! I queued those Diamonds in His Shoes socks. I think I'd like a pair of them for myself.

Safe travels and merry Christmas!

KnitNana said...

Ohh...I was thinking about that book, too!
Lovely socks, and great holiday plans. I like the idea of a quiet one, thought I'd get it and now, nope.
I'm so glad I met you at SS09 and am now one of your "three readers"