Sunday, December 29, 2013

{Finished Object(s)} Happy New Year!

I hope your holidays were festive and fun and filled with laughter and love. And maybe you got some awesome goodies like books and knitting needles and yarn?

Come on, I can't be the only one who thinks those are the perfect presents? Hee-hee.

Well, I forgot to photograph the FOs I had for Xmas. Whoops! A shame, too, as they were quite pretty. I shared one of the scarves, but the second one was a loop (not quite infinity) scarf I made for my brother's fiance. She loved it (phew!) and put it on immediately. So, whoops on forgetting to take a picture of the finished object, but I'm here with one picture of something I made post-Christmas! And I used my Xmas gift to boot!

Check out the loveliness from my brother and his fiance!

Why yes! Those are the Knitpicks Interchangeable Circular needles in Harmony! 
I'm a crappy photo taker...these are just gorgeous and rich in color. And oh my do they feel awesome in the hand! I also received a couple skeins of yarn. My future sis-in-law didn't know what to get as she is not a knitter, so she picked up a couple balls of Cozy Wool. I made her a hat with one skein from the pattern on the label. 

It didn't turn out too badly! I still need more practice with the ribbing. It's soooooooo loose and this is the second hat that is like this. I don't understand why. Have my stitches gotten that loose? I'm going to have to try knitting tighter for the ribbing or seriously shrink down my needle size just for the ribbing.

Any suggestions?

And just because I adore my bracelet, I'm sharing with you that pic again...

So cool. :) Anyway, I hope you had a wonderful holiday, whatever you celebrate! I'm making another hat, and gonna work on that ribbing.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Yay! And Bummer!

Owl hat...done, as you know!
Scarf for BFF - done and mailed
Loop scarf for sis-in-law-to-be - done and wrapped!

--Cabled Persephone Scarf
--Cabled tie vest

My wrist has been aching so  I haven't really been knitting as fast as I want. I hurried to get the scarf done I had to mail and the other one for Xmas exchange. The Cabled Persephone Scarf and Cabled Tie Vest are also for mom, so I can take my time on that. Let my wrist heal up a bit.

My love let me open my Christmas gifts early. One was the perfume I have been coveting and the other is this AMAZINGLY awesome, fantastically cool, utterly fantastic bracelet! It's made from an antique, silver fork. Is it not fantastic? As you can see, I have fat hands and wrist. It was a bit hard to get on, and then I yanked it off so I could turn it around and have the hearts on the inside of my wrist so I could see it better. :)

*photo coming...for some reason instagram isn't playing nice*

 Wrist recovery time (damn you, carpal tunnel! damn you!) and then back to knitting up that vest first. Scarf second.

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gift(s) in Progress! And one of my furkids!

This is version four...I've frogged this scarf so many times! Now, it's just a simple garter stitch scarf, but I think that's okay as the yarn is fun and bulky.

It started off as a cowl, then a moebius scarf, then a cabled scarf, now it's just garter. My hand is in a brace from carpal tunnel, so basic scarf it is!

The next one should be a bit fancier. Maybe. I'm running low on time and with my wrists aching...

This is my blind, old, sweet westie-girl, Maddie. She is my constant companion whether I'm reading, knitting, or just hanging out. She whines to tell me what she wants, she demands snuggly hugs, and if she isn't feel well, she'll whine until I sing her to sleep. My voice isn't exactly on key, but she seems to like the singing. She especially seems to respond to Once Upon a December from Anastasia. lol She's 13.5 years old and the sweetest little dog ever.