1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day
First of all:
It's that time of year again. I'm drowning in school, but I've also been spinning:
It doesn't look like much, but this was delicious
apple cobbler. The apples were gifted to us from our knitting group organizer Velma
and the delicious recipe came from here.
And of course, the gift knitting:
I wish I had pictures of these modeled, but it's quite difficult to take pictures of your own hands, and Kellen is at work. But you get the idea.Pattern: Fetchings
Noro Kureyon, color no. 188Needles:
US 5, Susan Bates dpns
This is my second pair of fetchings, first pair blogged here.
I absolutely love
this pattern, and in the noro, they're squishy and wonderful. I hope the recipient likes them! (I'm not going to reveal recipients on the blog, just yet...)
Again, sorry they're not modeled, but you get the idea.Pattern: Corazon Mittens
Telemark from KnitPicks
in Passion Heather and Drift.Needles:
US 3s and 4s. Susan Bates dpns.
I'm not totally thrilled at my tension on these, but I think they still came out pretty nice. The chart keeper Kellen got my from Knit Picks
for Christmas last year helps a lot with colorwork. I find it super enjoyable but I defnitely could use more practice. I hope the recipient doesn't mind!
Finally, a WIP:
This is a sock leg, distorted because I photographed it on my hand. It's the Almost Argyle pattern by Susan Lawrence. It was available at Knitpicks, but is now discontinued. I knit these once before, for Kellen, but I'm not sure if I blogged them. You can see them on Ravelry, though
. I enjoy this pattern, but with all the other Christmas knits on the list, we'll see how much I like it by the end of the second sock.
So that's about it for now. I'm off to do some homework, and think about how much I'd rather be knitting.
Labels: Christmas, FO, spinning, WIP
It's November, Really?
Halloween came and went pretty uneventfully in the Violet/Kellen house. I made Harvest Soup
, without the beef, using veggie stock instead of water and bullion, and it came out great. Then we spent the evening with friends. No complaints!
At the begining of the month, I made two Halloween-y FOs, though. One for my Secret Pal
and one for me.Pattern: Punkin Dishcloth (ravelry link)
US 5, clover bamboos.Yarn:
Dishcloth cotton from Handmade Memories
. I think it's Bernat?
Karla made this pattern last year and it was so cute I had to make one. Quick, easy pattern, although there are a few typos in the pattern. They're easy to make sense of if you really look at your knitting, though.
Other than that, I've been spinning.
This is a bit of merino I spun up. I'm still getting used to my wheel (it's old and almost as cranky as I am) but we're starting to learn to work together. All my practice yarn (including what I spun on the spindle a few years ago) is slowly being knit into an "artsy" (aka crappily spun yarn) scarf. I think it might look cool when it's done...whenever that will be...
And then of course, there are xmas gifts. I'm hoping to have another FO this week...I'll keep you posted!
Labels: Christmas, FO, spinning