Saturday, December 29, 2012

happy christmas to ME!

My DH gave me a little knitpicks christmas. At the top is the double knit snowflake scarf kit, to the right a cool colorwork sock kit and at the bottom, some sock yarn for him. I've decided that 2013 will be the year of double knitting. I'm finally going to tackle this technique and wrestle it to the ground. We'll see how THAT goes.........

I don't really have any knitting to show, although I've been working on it. This year will also be the year of reducing the stash. (after having to move it all). I've been bitten by the hexipuff bug, and spent the last week or so gathering up all my sock yarn leftovers (a lot), and working on the little beggars. It really IS as addicitve as they say, and nothing else has gotten done. Eventually, I'll get tired of doing nothing but puffs, and finish up some UFO's that are hanging around. I've made about 20 so far, and hardly made a dent in my leftover stash. It takes about 384 to make a blankie,  so I have a long way to go!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

when the going gets tough...

the tough knit watermelon socks!!

These are from a KAL that I never did this summer. (oops), but I'm a sucker for watermelon socks. They're just fun, so I decided to pull out an easy knit and go for it. This is #1 and it's almost done already.......

I'm really trying to finish up some ufo's and "potential" projects and work through the stash...
Next up, I think I'll make some cabled pillows for the couch.

I'm excited for madrona and the vogue knitting live that's coming in april, even more excited for the flower show in feb.

Imagine, having a full acre of blank canvas to garden on  in which you can do ANYTHING you want. You know where I'll be when the weather gets better!

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

finally, some time

where we're not getting ready to move, moving, or cleaning up from moving.
Sure, there's still some work to be done. The hot tub movers will be here wed, the plumber and electrician some time this week to clean up some stuff on the old house before it goes on the market this coming thursday.

I've put my down time to good use by finishing up some christmas present socks. (that was some POWER knitting, I tell ya),  and working on this sweater that's been hanging around forever. It needed to have the button bands fixed, they were too big. Now it pretty much just needs some bias tape to stabilize the steeks. (I can sew now!!! I've found my machine), and some buttons, and it's off to my sister. It just doesn't fit me right in the shoulders. Fits her fine though.

I'm getting excited for madrona, even if it is to just shop a bit. I have a thistle shawl on hold to pickup there. (can you say "colorwork"?)

I was also pretty interested to hear that vogue knitting live is coming to this neck of the woods in april. I might even be inspired to take a class there. Sounds like they have some different, advanced things that might be interesting.

So, back to a somewhat "regular" schedule/life, at least until the weater gets good enough to start on the landscaping.........

In the meantime, I'll be hanging out here........