I was a very happy knitter this year. All the little Santa's in my life came through with some really great gifts for a hard knitting gal like me.
First, was Jen and her annual "I-get-you-the-stuff-you-really-want-off-your-Amazon-wishlist" gifts. This and that book were very high on my list of things I wanted, so thank you so much!
In addition to the PJs, silver and diamond earrings, and the much needed clothes, Sly came through with this! He also came through with some totally great yarn!
The one on the left is Hedwig from Sunshine Yarns and the one on the right is Scottish Highlands from Blue Moon Fiber Arts.
Michelle, the DD, came through with the Amy Sedaris entertaining book I Like You: Entertaining Under the Influence. It is very funny, but a serious entertaining book at the same time. I can't wait to throw my next Yarn Ho party.
My son, who knows how much I like to watch TV when I knit gave me something pretty to look at, Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean on DVD.
There was the funniest bummper sticker with my Blue Moon yarn:
While I am going to be sharing a lot about my WIPs in the next post (it has to do with my knitting resoulutions), I don't want everyone to think I am back in the "I-don't-post-about-knitting-on-my-knitting-blog!" pattern of the past few months.
Yarn: Philosopher's Wool
Needles: 24 inch size 8
I have picked up Cozy again after not touching it for several months. I kept getting the stitch pattern off, which screws up the whole mess. The week off, and the 007 days of Christmas on Spike TV have really given me the chance to make some real progess on this lovely shawl. The pictures don't do it justice, really.
Pattern: Just the basic sock that I knit over and over and over because I know it will fit me with a short row heel.
Yarn: Regia Bamboo Color
Needles: size 2 Addi circs
It is the return of the computer sock. I keep a sock in my Piddleloop pouch for taking with me, and a sock by the computer for those wait times. With all the giftmas knitting, I haven't had time for a computer sock and a carry with me sock. They are both back now!