Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Sock-ret pal thanks

I revieved my sock-ret pal gift at a great time. It has been a rough week and I really needed those M& M 's Thanks!

Holiday shopping- almost done and out of money
Holiday knitting- getting there,

Mom H's socks- done but ends to be woven in- the pattern is in the sidebar from Funky Knittier Deb-

Mom D's sweater- knitting the button band as we speak- it came out really nice!
Dad's mittens- tops need to be knitted, they need to be felted (my own design)
Grandpa's mittens- on the blocking board
Dad H's mittens- done (completely!)
J's Teacher's hat- done - I really liked the pattern- here is a photo of Nate wearing it and looking like a hoodlum
Linda K's socks- done-
Eileen's socks- done (really a birthday present, but I'll count it anyway)

So, I was finishing up on a pair of mittens this past week and DH said, I really need to buy myself a new hat, mine is too tight and it always feels like it os going to squeeze off the top of my head. He meant his store bought knit hat- I just looked at him. How many millions of hats do I have to knit in front of the guy before he realizes I know what I'm doing? Buy a hat? is he insane. I have a stash that is threatening to take over the living room completly (and would if I had all of fiber in there as well. One advantage of owning a fiber mill, you can sort-of hide your fiber stash admist the bags of wool and no one is the wiser- you just call it "inventory") and he thinks he needs to buy a hat?

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Thanks again to my SP9 pal

I didn't have the best of weeks, so imagine how thrilled I was when I got this in the mail from Austria!

Three beautiful skeins of handpainted yarn in a really pretty pink and orange colorway, and a pair of wristwarmers and toys for the brats. You may notice the toys again didn't make it to the photo. They loved it and so did I- Thanks so mucjh- the yarn is beautiful and I'm going to save it for something special for me.

The holiday knitting is coming to a close. I finished knitting the cardigan for my Mom, it needs finishing however. I knitted a pair of socks for MIL, my sister Eileen and my boss. They are all complete. I knit a scarf for my SIL and I made up and knit a pattern for felted hunters mittens for the FIL. I have to make two more pairs, maybe three for the rest of the guys.

My hands hurt. I have been getting up at 4am to knit for a few hours in the morning and I think I like it. My stomach doesn't like all the coffee, but I'm feeling peppier than I have in a while. When this is done, I'm making myself a cardigan, dammit!