Sunday, January 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Baby Brother!

I PROMISE I'll finish the other sock soon!

One done and one to go. They are made from 2 skeins of Koigu Painter's Palette Premium Merino using the 8 stitch per inch socks from Ann Budd's book Getting Started Knitting Socks.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Gift Exchange Yummies!

The Yahoo Group KnittingParents that I'm on did a winter gift exchange. We were to make our giftee something out of a skein of yarn and send it to them. Look at the goodies I received!!!

There's a great card, mintey bath/shower gel, dark chocolate (YUM) and a gorgeous cloth AND hand made soap and bag. I am so spoiled! I am marking off Saturday morning to get re-aquainted with my bath tub and making the men in my life all leave the house so I can have an hour of peace!

Thank you so much Elizabeth!The pictures do not do show how wonderful the fabric and color is - part of me wants to save it and just admire it but I know the real beauty of knitted items is when they are loved and USED!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Wristlet for Gift Exchange

This is pair #5 of the pattern "Little Green Wristlets" from the book 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders edited by Judith Durant. I really like the pattern. My alterations were to not make the thumb on the first 4 pairs (pictures to follow from my nieces - I hope) and to only do two pattern repeats at the wrist.


I am very late in reporting this finished object. Chris intended to wear it for fun at Halloween but wound up dressing as something else instead. The yarn is Bernat in Acrylic and hurt my hands to knit. Well written pattern from Knitty.