Friday, December 29, 2006

A Knitter's Thingiemas

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.

Pattern: Cozy
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!

Happy Knitting!


Punkin said...

I have been interested in those books, too! It is sounds like you got some wonderful things. Thank you for the comment on my blog. I had to laugh out loud about the project bag - I totally understand what you mean about discovering things that can be turned to knitterly purposes. Lately I have been trying to figure out how to turn a bicycle wheel into a swift. Hmmm. It is nice to hear of someone else who knits while waiting for the computer. All those knitting minutes add up! Nice socks.

Kayt said...

I love love love the bumper sticker. Are you off until the 9th from work also?

Lisa said...

I need the same resolution--I still have Xmas gifts to finish. Plus many, many other WIPs. I'm thinking about joining the knit from stash group.

jen said...

your family did an awesome job!!!
you got such kick ass gifts!!!

happy new year!

hmmm my word verification is intresting!