Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving FO

Happy Thanksgiving to all. I know a day late, but I was busy making the beret on Thanksgiving. I started it during the parade and finished it in the afternoon. It is the Last Minute Beret from Stephanie at Klosekraft. It is from a September blog post of hers.
My mother and I braved Kohl's today and it wasn't that bad this year. We got there after 10 for the early bird specials (till 1pm) and we got out in time to hit the LYS 40% off sale that ended at 12 noon. We looked at everything on our lists and came home with what we went for, plus a few extras. I went for a ski jacket but didn't see anything I wanted. I did end up with the Fiber Bed I wanted (fake Feather bed) so I was happy. I got a few tshirts for my nephew so it was all good.
Then, this afternoon, I watched the DVD Mr. Brooks with my parents. I have a friend at work who belongs to a DVD club and through her, I get to see almost anything I could want to see. We watched The Illusionist on Wednesday and I really liked that. Next up is Deck the Halls.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

A Few FO's

On the Bear is the Huckleberry Ascot from Interweave's Holiday 2007. It came out the size the pattern said it would but it still seems small. It is for a co-worker and I hope it will fit correctly. If I make it again, I would add at least 20 stitches. I used Paton's Jenny which is a cotton that I bought at $1 a ball about 2 years ago. I started it with a merino but the gauge was making it way too small.

The bottom is the Yarn Harlot's one row scarf and it is out of Tahki Bunny Paint that I bought in a clearance sale. I love the yarn and also just started another one out of Tahki Bunny Print which doesn't stripe at all, it is just all different colors. I also like it but I am not sure who is going to get that one. It makes for nice lunch knitting, a one row repeat so I can chat and knit.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Lovikka Felted Mittens

I love this felted mitten pattern. It is from Esther Smith Bozak's website. There is also a hat pattern with it but I just make the mittens. I haven't made a pair for myself yet, but my mother and my niece each have a pair. I also have a pair along with a scarf in my finished gifts spot but they have been waiting there for a few years and I haven't found a perfect match yet deserving of them. These are for a friend of my mothers from her church group. She asked my mother last year if I knew how to make them as she wanted a pair. I tried to get her to take the ones with the matching scarf but she liked the way my mothers fit her better. Hope these fit her, otherwise, they are mine.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Straight Arrow Scarves

These are the Straight Arrow Scarves for my hairdresser's daughters. These are made out of Encore Chunky. They were a quick lunch knit considering the errors I made and had to rip back almost daily. I made one first for my hairdresser and I just kept messing them up. I think in all the ripping back I did, I probably could have made another out of the time I wasted. They are done though, and I am on to more gifts.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Fiber Twist

Here are my purchases from Fiber Twist. A Fiber Twist bag and 2 skeins of Kangaroo Dyer sock yarn. Plus, the Kristin Nicholas book which I love but it was in another room when I went to take the picture. I was very happy to get to meet her in person and have my book signed. The women at Kangaroo Dyer was also very nice and she had a gorgeous lace weight skein that I am sorry I didn't bring home. But, there is always next year.

I have finished up a few projects and will be posting them soon. I cast on for two easy scarfs today, one for my father and one for my niece. Quick lunch knitting.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Easy Baby Cardigan

This is the Easy Baby Cardigan by Knitting Pure and Simple. It is a gift for an ex coworker's grandchild. It was a fun knit. It isn't quite as bright but it is dark when I get home and I couldn't get a good picture.
I will post on Fiber Twist this weekend when I can get some pictures in sunlight.