Sunday, November 19, 2006

Christmas Countdown Update

I know... I've been absent for a while. Sorry. There is some explanation here if you are interested. But, I have been busy. Job stuff. Personal stuff. Birthday stuff. (My birthday. I'm old now. Like over 35 old. Whee.)

But, I have finally found my Christmas project rhythm.


1 pair of flip top mitten/gloves for one of my brothers.
Pattern: A combination of Knitty's Cigar with the fingers adapted and I adapted the flip-top instructions from Magknits' Urban Necessities
Yarn: Patons Decor

These were a relatively quick knit. Especially considering that I had one almost completed when I realized that I was using the wrong needle size and it had seriously affected the fabric and gauge. I started and completed one on Monday while on a day off, and the other was knit over a couple of evenings of TV watching. Yay! Quick Christmas knits!

I was thinking about making socks for my sister and sisters-in-law for Christmas and then I realized I'm insane. Then I realized that I could make them BIG socks

(haha)(obviously these are due to be felted)(and I have 2 of them now, just not at picture time)

Pattern: Knitty's Fuzzy Feet but with short-row heels and toes in contrasting color
Yarn: "Vintage" Rowan DK Wool from stash (from my aunt Pat's friend AKAThe Yarn Lady)

Another quick knit. I knit one Friday evening and the other took a few hours on Saturday. Yay!

Now to finish the other small items so I can tackle the bigger items. Oy. I have been spinning a little bit at a time, but I keep thinking "I should be knitting" so I haven't been doing as much spinning as I might like. I need to go knit now. Time's a wastin'.


  1. The mittens look so nice and warm.....If you are looking out for few more unique ideas you can jus peep into my Holiday Blog.....

  2. Is there anything you can't do? I keep talking (no joke) about that pillow you made, with the snowflakes on it). If I gave that to my mom, I'd be her favorite child forever and ever. She would cry with joy.

  3. Am curious to see how your 2-toned Fuzzy Feet wash up. Mine done in soft brown with red contrast did not felt that well. :(

  4. Very nice! Love those mitty-gloves.

  5. I haven't seen you for a while, I hope everything is ok!! Hope you had a great Christmas!

  6. That was me. :) Those damn word verification letters get me every time. ;)


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