Saturday, December 29, 2012

knitting on the needles

Christmas came and went..and as usual no matter how early in the year I start I still have knitting on the needles that I have to finish up.
I'm sure you remember these socks. At least they are on the last inch and a half to completion. This hat was started quite a while ago and it took a little bit of time figuring out the pattern. Then I put it down and had to figure out where I was... and now I just have to work on it. I haven't even posted a picture of that on my ravelry page. Last but not least are these organic cotton dish cloths that I'm going to give as a gift with some organic soaps. I just have to finish them. :( . I has been that kind of year where I just can't seem to get stuff done. Today is my first day off since Christmas day. Work has been hectic and tiring and all I seem to want to do is rest and get my stuff ready for the next day. Today I just relaxed and knit in between the usual laundry and what not. I'm itching to get these projects finish so I can work on others that I put to the side for Christmas knitting and use my new needles. Yes I got the most wonderful Christmas gift... the Harmony interchangeable needle set. Girl tools..!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

I know I haven't blogged in so long. It's the picture thing. I still need to figure out what I want to do about picture posting. Anyway.. it's Christmas eve.. all the kiddies are in bed sleeping. I just put the last button on the Monster hoodie I was knitting for Cam. The pattern is Childhood. A very simple hoodie pattern. The yarn I used for this is Cascade pacific. The yarn is very soft and has a lot of drape. I talked to Cam on the phone a few months ago and he said he wanted me to make him a blue monster sweater on my knitting machine for him.. hehe. so cute. Well I did my best Cam. I hope you like it. I still have to wash it and pack it up and mail it out. Here is the link. I hope it works.
There are a few more hand made gifts to pack up and mail out and couple more that need some finishing touches. All will have to wait for tomorrow.
 Working in retail on the holidays can wear you out. I look forward to the day off spending the day with the family and watching the kiddies open gifts.

Wishing you all a wonderful night and Christmas day. (^_^)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

It's been very long...

Hello again.. yes it has been very long... I have been working on holiday projects and slowly plugging along on my chunky crochet cowl/scarves for my etsy shop. Unfortunately I now have to link my pictures. This is the first time I do this so this post is kind of like a test. Hope it works ok.
First on the list was a trip to my favorite yarn shop, Four Purls in Winter Haven where I picked up this handsome skein of malabrigo yarn which will be, sometime before Christmas, a mulitdirectional diagonal scarf.
Also in the works is this little hoodie for Cameron. He wanted a blue monster sweater. I'm going to make a little monster face on the back of the hood. This is the project I'm working on today. I have been sick on and off for over a week.. it started as one thing.. I started getting better... came in contact with a very sick shopper and then got something new on top of what I had. Now I am slowly getting better. So projects have been going a bit slow because of my need for rest in between all the regular laundry and house cleaning and Christmas stuff.
For finished projects.. this is what I have finished this week.. the Simple sprinkle #2. This scarf looks different at different angles. I also used a different yarn for this one and it turned out very soft and stretchy. The yarn is Merino Blend dk by King Cole.. and.. it is a superwash. Yay for easy care. I have some on hold at the yarn shop for a third scarf! You can see all of these projects on my ravelry project page too.

Other happenings since I last posted.. Jayden had a birthday and turned 6 and Micah turned 2 six days later. We celebrated Thanksgiving and my son in law cooked a wonderful dinner and pies!!.. This week was my knitting group Christmas party which was really fun... yummy food and games and presents.. what more could  you want. (^_^)