Thursday, January 3, 2013

Holiday Knitting 2012

Knitting Christmas presents has become a tradition in our family.  My daughter Nicole even joins in the fun these days.  2 weeks before Christmas she decided she was going to knit 3 hats and 2 scarves.  Very doable, right?  Well, maybe if she didn't have school during the day, CNA school 2 nights a week, a job and a teenage social life she might have stood a chance.  We'll get back to that another day....

In the meantime I fared quite well.  I knit 3 pairs of socks and 2 cowls in about a month's time.  I took pictures of my works in progress and even shared on here a couple of times.  The last item I was working on was a cowl for my mom.  I used Plymouth Yarns Mushishi.  It's a nice blend of wool and silk and it was super soft.

Can you believe that I did not take a single picture of any finished gifts?  I blame that flu thing on my bad judgement.   I am going to grab that cowl back from my mom and take a picture because the color changes look really cool in my opinion.  I had a ton of yarn left over.  I think I may surprise her and make some hand warmers to match.

I'm still working on one more pair of socks.  With all the knitting time I lost while being sick I just couldn't make it happen.  But I'm working on them now.

Yarn look familiar?  Nicole had started a pair of socks and frogged them.  It was some of my hand dyed that I had in the stash.  And it's giving me the chance to try out one of my Christmas presents - Knitters Pride Karbonz Fixed Circular Needles.  I love the tips.  I'm not thrilled with the cable joins though.  The yarn seems to struggle to get past it on some rounds.  Overall I do like them.

It feels good to be back in the routine again.


Carole said...

I don't knit for Christmas, too much stress and other stuff going on. I do knit for birthdays, though, because those are (mostly) spread out throughout the year.

Gale NoName said...

I am with Carole. No Christmas knitting for me. Colour me jealous over the new needles - they aren't at my LYS yet and I am eager to try some DPN's.


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