Monday, December 31, 2007

Year End Wrap Up 2007

My usual end-of-the-year wrap up. I really can't believe I finished so few shawls as I did nine in 2006! There are so many I want to do, I have to really get going in 2008. Anyway, I hope everyone had a good year and I hope next year is better!

Munchkin Socks #2
Munchkin Socks #1
Sonatina Stansfield Socks
Wild Austermann Socks
Apple Laine Blueberry Oriel Socks
Foxy Lady Rib Socks
Spanish Moss Baby Cable Rib Socks

Cap Shawl
Purple Diamond Stole
Hidcote Garden Shawl

Bonsai Tunic
Regia Silk Skirt
Shapely Tank
Snowman vest #2 (no picture)


Thursday, December 27, 2007

As Promised

As promised, pictures of the smaller munchkin socks.

I know they look remarkably similar to the first pair, but if you look closely you can see that these have less pattern in the cuff (in other words, they're a wee bit shorter). I'm lazy, so if you want to see the specs, they are pretty much the same as the first pair (which is in the aforementioned link).

I also have some socks started for the husband:

That's Trekking in dark greys. It's going pretty quick, so he might have a pair for the new year. And he totally deserves it. Even without my Christmas present. Which I can't show you because I don't have it yet, might not have it for a couple of months or so yet, but trust me when I tell you, it's really good and will be worth the wait.

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I know I've been lost again, but wanted to pop in to say Merry Christmas to all who celebrate, so Merry Christmas!

I will have something to show later in the week, believe it or not. I finished the second pair of munchkin socks and as soon as I can rip them off the munchkin's feet bribe the munchkin to take them off, I'll get a picture. I also started a pair of socks for my husband in dark greys. If it wasn't Trekking, I think the grey would drive me crazy out of boredom. I'll get him addicted to handmade socks, then I'll work on the color choices.

I also finally picked Frost Flowers and Leaves back up for a couple of rounds this weekend. It's got a ways to go, so I probably won't show it too many times.

I've got some blog reading to catch up on; hopefully I'll get to that soon and try to keep up better.

Anyway, Merry Christmas to all. We've already watched "Frosty the Snowman", "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer", It's a Wonderful Life this year and we still have A Christmas Carol (Patrick Stewart's version), The Grinch Stole Christmas (the cartoon version), and no Christmas would be complete without National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Something to Show

I actually have a little something to show:

The Specs:
Pattern: Diamonds from More Sensational Knitted Socks, forethought heel (I tried to do my usual heel flap, but I just couldn't get the gusset striping to work out to my liking)
Needles: Size 0s
Yarn: Knitpicks Essential in Petunia and African Violet

I tried to actually use a larger needle for these socks, and got the exact same gauge, so I decided that this yarn really wanted to be a small gauge and increased the number of stitches. And now I have another pair to make because as all mothers know, you can't make one kid something without making the other one something exactly the same :-) Hopefully they won't take quite as long since I have some of the details hammered out.