The family has left, the laundry is done, the New Year has been toasted in and I have resumed knitting…… I have not yet made my way through all of your blogs to see how you faired through Christmas activities and will, hopefully, do so soon!
I do have some happy recipients of my knitted gifts to show you however, Allison managed to leave without a photoshot of her Shedir hat.
My husband has worn his Noro scarf several times and it is serving its main purpose, keeping his neck warm in our frigid Colorado temperatures.
The size 12, never ending Gentleman’s Shooting Socks were finished for his December 22nd birthday right in the nick of time. The fit is snug and perfect! They have been worn endlessly and shown off with pride to family members and friends (this guy really appreciates hand-knit socks which always makes it well worth the effort they take).
Pattern: Gentleman’s Shooting Stockings from Vintage Socks
Yarn: KnitPicks Essential Tweed
Needle Size: 2.0mm
No modifications were made.
My oldest daughter, Jennifer, liked her Koolhaus Hat in the Moda Dea Washable Wool and suggested that perhaps a matching scarf should be added to ‘To Knit’ list.
The hat is cute but it is not the reason for that ‘twinkle’ in her eyes……… more details will come soon (wink).
I received lots of knitting goodies for Christmas – yummy yarns, knitting books and DVDs – but the BEST thing of all was to have my two girls at home under the same roof with hubby and me! Oh how I wish they didn’t live so far away.
I’m still working down my stash buster list and the project that is receiving the most attention is the DALE of NORWAY Baby Yoke Sweater for my great-niece. Her one year old birthday is at the end of February so I need to hustle! It won’t be too difficult because this colorful sweater is fun to knit!
I hope you have all survived the holidays! My New Year’s knitting resolution is to knit from my Top Ten Stash Buster list. When I get through that list I will come up with a second one. This method has worked for me since Thanksgiving for I can’t tell you how many projects I have wanted to cast on and resisted the temptation because of my stash buster list – LOL. Did any of YOU make some knitting resolutions for 2008?