Friday, December 07, 2007

New Stuff

For the last 2 weeks I have been so sick. Sicker then I've been in years. I even had a fever, and I never get fevers. I feel like I'm only working on 80% health right now. I wish I would hurry up and get better! I need to do my christmas shopping. All I've gotten done is 1 present! I know I've got some time before the holidays, but I am already feeling the crunch. This year I am only making one christmas present, a stocking for my niece. Myself and my siblings all have the same type of stocking, a felt and sequin appliqué stocking. I've been "nominated" to make a matching stocking for my niece.

stocking kit

There are 100 pieces to be cut out, sequined, embroidered and appliquéd. I'm on piece 22. I will get this done before christmas!

I've finished my stocking swap, so I can finally post some pictures of the things I sent out.

lengthwise scarf

Pattern: Lengthwise Garter Stitch Scarf
Yarn: Random bits and pieces from the stash in blacks and greys
Needles: US 10
Modifications: I just cast on 300 and knit while randomly changing rows. It came out really long, so next time I think I could do like 250 and it would be alright.
lengthwise scarf

Pattern: Raisin Beret
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in black
Needles: US 3 and US 10
I made some mistakes in the top decreases. I think it still looked ok. No pictures of me in it because I made it for a swap.

Raisin Beret

molly's headband
Pattern: Molly's Headband from Interweave knits
Yarn: Knitpicks Totem
US 6
No modifications, it was easy to do and an easy chart to follow. No pictures of it on, because again it was for a swap.
octopus FO
Pattern: Sugi
Yarn: Knitpicks Shine Sport in Coral
Needles: US 4
I changed the legs and just did them as I-cords. I also used a thinner yarn and smaller needles.

I'm still working on my tree jacket, but I'm almost done. I am about 1/2 done with the second sleeve and then it is done baby! I cannot wait to wear it. I think it fits really nicely. It feels like I have not made something for myself in so so so long. Maybe I'm selfish, but I've had enough for awhile of knitting for baby showers and swaps. I think I need to focus a little bit more on me me me!

One last bonus picture, Bud in the first snow of the year. He loves the snow. He likes to sit outside with his head up in the air just letting the snow land on him, until he's covered in white.


I wanted to get a picture of his face, but he was more interested in watching the snow fall then in getting his picture taken!

1 comment:

Alyssa said...

I started the exact same stocking for my boyfriend last November. Somehow I got put aside and still isn't finished. Maybe I'll get it done before next christmas!