Monday, December 17, 2007

After-Christmas Knitting

Many, many knitters are knitting away like elves in the North Pole right now. Me? Oh, I've got finals and papers. Christmas knitting just wasn't in the cards for me this year. I will, however, be working on some After-Christmas "Christmas" knitting during winter break.

Here's the list:

Child's Placket-Neck Pullover for my baby nephew
Hat for Alicia
Le Slouch for Alyssa (and one for me too!)
Convertible Mittens for Zach
Hermione Hat and Mittens for Carrie
Socks for Jenna

Most of these will be completed in January. Not a bad way to start the new year, eh? It'll be much more relaxing than Christmas knitting. (Or finals for that matter.)


PS. Glee is officially finished. Will post pictures tomorrow!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Much better.

New photo of the hat, courtesy of the boyfriend. Now you can see just how adorable it is!


PS. I'm almost done with Glee so expect some new FO photos soon!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Better than it looks.

On my birthday, I purchased a lovely purple winter coat. The only problem with this coat is the lack of hats/scarves that would match with it. So, I made this:

Pattern: Robin's Egg Blue Hat by Rachel Iufer
Yarn: Laines du Nord Korall (1.5 skeins used)
Needles: Size 10

I knit the hat very quickly. It fit perfectly and I was quite in love with it. That is, until I realized I needed to block it. And somewhere in my mind, I thought "I think this might expand during block and become unwearable." Well, I took my chances and it happened. My inner voice is super smart.

The hat got ripped back to the seed stitch, more stitches were bound off, and the hat reknit. And voila! It a was back to its perfect fit and adorableness.

Of course, I wanted to take a nice picture of it. But somehow, I just couldn't get a good picture. Maybe I'll make the boyfriend take pictures for me? Well, in the mean time this will do. Just remember: It's a lot better than it looks.


Thursday, December 6, 2007


Look at my Christmas socks!

Pattern: Candy Cane Socks (from
Yarn: Tinsel Toes by The Unique Sheep
Colorway: Traditions

These are going by very fast. I love the pattern and the colors. The yarn is...umm...not my favorite. It tends to untwist itself. If I didn't have exams, I'd probably be on the second sock now. I'd like them finished by Christmas (since, ya know, they are Christmas socks) but that might not happen. I'm in DC until the 22nd of December, finishing up finals and papers. Ugh.

But we'll see. Maybe there will be Christmas magic or something.


PS. I copied the Yarn Harlot's famous "Socks in Snow" pictures. It snowed last night, a very odd occurence for DC weather in December. It's mostly melted away now though. (sigh)