Bring on the Baby Knitting!

It's official! Baby knitting has started! Not for me, of course, but for my cousin's baby, who should be coming sometime in March. I'm so excited! I have inklings that it's a boy, but who knows? Well, the parents do, but they aren't telling (damn them), so I'll just have to knit generic things. Although, I do think there may be a slightly masculine twist on it.

I cast on the Scandivian Jacket by Debbie Bliss, and sheesh, it's pretty. It's pretty HUGE, I mean. The darn thing is as cute as a fricking button, but there's no way it would fit a one-year-old, unless that one-year-old weighs 40 pounds. Oh, well. They can hang onto it until baby does fit.

I started with this yarn, Bernat Handicraft Cotton. Pattern calls for Rowan DK wool, but I prefer cotton when knitting for babies.

I was knitting along happily until -- oops! What the heck is that? What's can't see it?

How's this? Better?

Well, that was stupid. So I rip back that row and keep chugging along. It's a really fast knit, considering I just cast on yesterday and that I'm already (drum roll) done the back!

And a detail of the pattern:

Oh, you're wondering what I got from Make 1 on Boxing Day? Allow me to show you.

First I got all these (40% off) for a lovely stranded project I'll be working on in the near future. Aren't they pretty? I hope the colors work out okay.

Then I got this for my spinning pleasure. It's 4.4 oz of tussah silk top from Curious Creek. 20% off!

And lastly, it was my birthday today, and I got wonderful presents from everybody. I got a niddy noddy from Barb and Toby and a Lazy Kate from Gary, my father-in-law. Also, unexpected by (I think) both Barb and I, I got a lovely set of woolies for my feets.

Aren't they pretty and festive? I love them. They're so nice!!!

That's all for now! Until next time!


Merry Christmas!

Ah. Christmas knitting is over. Let the angels sing. I finished, officially, 24 hours ago, at 11:30 p.m., December 24, 2007. At least it's done. I started in September, and here's how the count goes:

1) Scarf for my mom
2) Scarf for my grandma (remember the first Stolen Moments Wrap?)
3) Knucks for my brother
4) Scarf for my cousin's girlfriend
5) Scarf for my father-in-law's girlfriend
6) Hat for Robbie
7) Spun wool for Barb
8) Spun wool for somebody else (who has not received it yet)

Not bad, eh? The last thing I finished? A second Stolen Moments Wrap for Darlene.

Yes, I put a fringe on it. I thought it really made the scarf. Don't mind the two different colors. The second picture is truer to color, but I like the first picture more. These were both previous to blocking, which I did before I fell asleep.

The holiday was lovely, lots of wine, family, friends, presents (we hit the motherload of practical presents this year, which I'm very happy about), and a minor trip to the urgent care unit. I may have strained my heart muscles while being sick for a while -- but fear not, I am okay. I'm on enough ibuprofen to down a small child, but I'm good.

Yesterday, Christmas Eve, was spent with my family since that's the day that we celebrate Christmas. None of that waiting for morning crap. After a thoroughly filling meal of too much food, we opened gifts, and Elodie really has a hang of it. She got some adorable outfits and great toys that will keep her occupied for at least a week (wink). After getting our exhausted munchkin to bed, Robbie and I set up her toy kitchen and Santa brought some presents over and put them under the tree. I finished the last scarf (yay!), and we settled in for bed.

I was awoken at 7:30 to open Christmas presents. Elodie got a sled among other things, and she really liked her Spidermen that were gifted. Later, my family arrived and Robbie's family showed up. We had Christmas Day brunch at our house, and Elodie opened MORE presents (did I mention that she got sick of presents after a while?). Brunch was great, although it was a lot of cooking. Then we napped. Thank goodness for Elodie's nap times.

At 2:00, we went out to my father-in-law's house. After some visiting, we drove to my father-in-law's girlfriend's daughter's house and had dinner. The dinner was sublime, as usual, and a lovely time was had by all.

We relaxed at home for the rest of the evening, watched some Sound of Music. I also cast on a knit up a gauge swatch for the Spring Shawl Surprise that I'm partaking in this year. I'm very excited, and I hope it will keep me motivated.

Swatch looks great. I'm still using that cone of mystery merino laceweight. Size 3.0 mm needles.

As for tomorrow, it's Boxing Day, and the Boxing Day Sale at Make 1, and you guys, I got a gift certificate for Christmas... THANKS BARB AND TOBY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everybody!!
Good night!


Fluffy McGoodies.

New yarn!!!!

This lovely puffiness is 100% wool. Green with black and white tones and flecks for a lovely heathery yarn. Spun up thick 'n' thin, and then plied with a green thread. We have coils in here as well. About 5 ounces. It WILL be for sale in the store at its grand opening. Watch for more yarn pictures of my latest spins on here TOMORROW!

(this picture kind of blows because I took it with the flash on)

p.s. I have sheep fleece. Six of them. Anybody know how to process it??????? :P


My Daemon.

Seriously can't wait for this movie. Seriously.