Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hats and cables

I am having a current love affair with cables and hats. I love them! The majority of the hats that I gave as gifts this year were cabled hats. (Which reminds me that I still need to post some photos now that Christmas is done). I just went through Ravelry and queued a bunch of cabled hats.

Seriously, if I'm gonna be making a pair of socks a month and at least one washcloth a month and filling up the other time with the stole, where am I gonna find time to make these hats?

I just need to budget my time better *sigh*.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Christmas FO ~ Chunky cabled hat

I know the picture isn't the greatest. But I wanted to share this cause it knit up *really* quick, certainly no more than 4 hours. But I wasn't timing it. It is child-sized. Going to try it on DS tomorrow. I got the pattern here. I used wool ease thick and quick. Pine color or something along those lines. Still have plenty of yarn. Definitaly enough for one more hat. Who knows, maybe two.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!

I'm still waiting for DS to wake up and see what Santa brought him. Nothing to big, just some board games and a stocking full of goodies.

I woke up this morning to sub zero temperatures again. It's supposed to reach a high in the upper teens. I will believe it when I see it.

Today the plan is to go over to SIL and BIL's house to go sledding. If it's too cold I don't think we will be doing the sledding part. But it will be nice to visit, just the same.

I got an MP3 player from DH. *Disclosure* I've had it for a couple weeks.* Well, last night I figured out how to get videos on it. I was so happy I squeed.

I also got some great knitting books which give me more opportunities to buy more knitting supplies (darn :-) ). So I will be able to throw some more money at my LYS.

Oh, I hear DS is up.

Again, merry Christmas everyone. :-)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Progress ~ Serendipity

I figured I'd share a photo of the progress on the MS KAL 4 (Serendipity)

If you can see the measuring tape on the side you will see I have about 8 inches done. I'm about 7 rows or so into clue three. (Row 79 or 80)

Now that I'm sharing about Serendipity I guess I will also share that I'm having a bit of a hard time with it. I count the stitches when I finish a row. I *very* carefully make the stitches on the right side. Count the stitches, purl on the other side, count the stitches and go back to the right side and then have an extra stitch somewhere. *This* confounds me. I usually end up doing a K2tog but it does not happen too often.

If anyone else has that problem, please let me know that I'm not alone!

So far I've been flying without a lifeline. This amazes me as well. Especially considering all the problems I had with Seascape. Lifelines saved me some grief there.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

FO alert! Seascape stole

Can you believe it?! I finished my Seascape stole yesterday right before going to an open house Christmas party.

I'd say that it was Wednesday I picked it up and felt my knitting mojo just go to town. I finished the last repeat and Thursday night and Friday I finished the ribbing part on the end.

*doing happy dance*

Now I can concentrate on the MS KAL4 stole. I don't think I've taken any photos of it yet, but only gotten as far as finishing clue 2 on one side. I printed out clue three the other night and am excited to start it up again. Specially now that I'm to a point where there is no beads. They slow me down something fierce.

In Christmas knitting news I've finished all that I'm gonna knit. I took photos for most of it and will eventually post them, lol. But I did have to get the word out that I finished Seascape. :-)