Wednesday, December 31, 2003

Well, I lined my mother's Lily Bag and she really liked it. My niece liked her felted bag, too. They both liked their felted mittens.

I am almost done with the baby blanket. I bought a baby outfit so if I don't get to the sweater, I am fine with that. I still have to make a baby sweater for my hairdresser plus I want to make a teddy bear sweater for her daughter who isn't too sure about this big sister business. I want to get it done so I can get it to her in Feb. before she goes out on maternity leave.

I hope to dig out the yarn I brought to my room a month or so ago. I want to start Banff from the Winter Knitty with it on my day off on Friday. I got a worm bag for Xmas so I want to also transfer all my circulars to that. I went to Staples today and got some page protecters so I can also work on getting the rest of my patterns put into binders.

Happy New Year everyone.

Saturday, December 20, 2003

All my Christmas knitting is done. I finished the Lily bag and felted it. I love the way it came out. Not sure I am going to line my mothers, though. I will give it to her for Christmas and then let her decide if she wants a lining. I plan to sew in the lining on my nieces bag tomorrow.

The gifts for my father and nephew are wrapped plus a few of my mothers. Just have to wrap the gifts for my sister and my niece and the rest of my mothers. Plus a bunch of hats for my little cousins but they don't come over till the end of January so I probably won't wrap them till Friday.

I am now knitting a baby blanket for a cousin's baby due in 2004 (April? maybe). If I have time I will make a cardigan to go with it but if time runs out (I give it to his mother to get to him as he lives out of state and they will see him before I will) I will buy a little outfit to go with it. I also plan to make a cardigan for my hairdresser who is due in the spring but I will be seeing her in February before she goes out on maternity leave. The last time she had a baby, I had an appt. to go a week or two before she was due to leave work and then she got put on bed rest early and I ended up getting her gift to her late. I delivered her Xmas gift this week and she called me Friday morning to thank me for her scarf and her daughter's hat. It is nice to knit for people who really enjoy getting a knitted gift.

Saturday, December 13, 2003

Well my adapted Rockstar scarf is done. The longways scarf is done. That was fun, well, they both were fun and I have yarn ready to make more of both eventually. I made Felted mittens to go with the Rockstar scarf. I also made another pair of Felted mittens for my niece. I also plan to make myself some of these.

I also made a Doubleknitski hat designed by Alison of the Blue Blog. Very fun to do and the double knitting is very interesting.

I am now making a Lily Bag designed by Julie of Black Sheep Bags who designed the Booga Bag.

I have the lining pinned into my nieces bag and just have to sew it in. I also plan to line the Lily Bag when I get it done.