Thursday, December 27, 2007

and in closing...

2007 was a great year for my knitting. Having this blog has breathed a little bit of life into what used to largely be a solo adventure. Thanks for reading! I've enjoyed getting to know more of you and though most of us have never met, I call you my friends.

And for your viewing pleasure:

Annika in the hat she requested I knit.

Upside Down Daisy hat from Susan B. Anderson's Itty-Bitty Hats, knit with the suggested yarns of Rowan handknit dk cotton and ggh Samoa.

Happy New Year to everyone! I wish you love and good health in 2008.

Friday, December 21, 2007

prep, chill and bake

The knitting needles are at rest. Beware, though, because now the baking begins in earnest.

"lemony snicket" recipe here

Thursday, December 13, 2007

socks make the world go round

Rampantly knitting. Needles flying. Pinkie finger cramping.

What had begun as yarn but is now socks:

completed ballet teacher socks
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Multi in Ballerina Blues; basic 3x1 rib sock

completed Maggie's socks
White Oak Studio tvyarn sock in Fried Green Tomatoes; Shock Wave pattern

I need to make another pair of socks in the Ballerina Blues colorway for the other daughter's ballet teacher, too. Hopefully I can get those done almost as quickly as the first pair. 5 days? C'mon, I can do it!!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

if at first you don't succeed...

August 07: began "Zeeby's Bag" at my sister's request for a Christmas gift.

October: needed to order more yarn than pattern called for. Why, I don't know. I didn't make this bag any larger than the one in the book. Anyway, waiting for the yarn to arrive pushed this project back a bit, because of course I had to start something new...

November: Finished the straps and the bag languished, unseamed, as do all of my projects that require finishing.

December: December? How did time pass so quickly?! Bag seamed and straps attached. But wait! Kerstin wanted an anchor.

Uh, that is NOT an anchor. Nope. To prove it, I asked flickr and ravelry friends to check it out and tell me what they thought it was. And they thought exactly what I thought: a stick figure falling on it's ass.

Let's try, try again...

Much better, right?? The bag is lined with the pin-up girl fabric, since I was fully aware that such a bag would stretch and stretch and stretch when used. "Felt me!" is what I really kept hearing while seaming this up. Hopefully Kerstin likes it. My fingers are crossed.