Thursday, December 20, 2007

Nineteen of Fifty-Two

Edit: I was allowed to order sock yarn today! I have ordered in more of the On Your Toes bright striping sock yarn, a variety bag of the brighter shades of Austermann, and the new On Your Toes Bamboo, a variety bag of that. Woo hoo! (And if I got it right the bamboo is going to be a really great price, and there's enough in one skein to do a pair of socks. The rep said it feels like silk.)

Finished pair 19 of 52 -- they are work socks for my step-FIL for Christmas. They're also my December socks for SAM4 KAL. I had actually made him one pair already with the Briggs & Little Tuffy (80% wool, 20% nylon) using their Heavy Sock pattern in what I thought was Smoke. Apparently I had a brain lapse and had gotten Oatmeal. So the second pair I bought Oatmeal, thinking I was making a pair in a different color. As I was knitting I was thinking, "Gee, this looks the same as the first pair."

(He'll love them anyways. He's always asking me to make him wool socks.)
I also blocked the Irish Hiking Scarf for SIL. It's made with Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed in Biscuit Tweed. I modified it to two cables since it's a chunky yarn. I have another one finished for my BIL, but no pictures yet.

We put our tree up the other night. Some of the ornaments are kinda clustered. I try to remind the boys to NOT put all the ornaments on a couple of branches. They did pretty good. I've moved a few things. The cats have moved a few things.

Last night was the last Knit Nite of 2007. (Thanks for pointing out my boo-boo, too much rushing lately!) A couple of weeks ago we were talking about hedgehogs. The next day the Littlest One's preschool class went to the museum. While we were waiting for them I browsed the gift shop and found this cute little guy. I had to get him for Heddy. I gave him to her last night (since I missed last week's Knit Nite), so now I can finally post a picture! (We had been talking about these kind of knit hedgehogs.)

One scarf left to knit, one pair of kids mittens, and one pair of felted ballerina slippers. (Those can wait til the very last -- it's no big deal if I don't get those finished in time.) I'm mostly worried about the scarf since I'm working today and tomorrow, Saturday I have to deliver gifts to my brother, nephew, and in-laws. I have to drive, and they all live 45+ minutes away. Cuts into knitting time. And I work Monday. Technically it will have to be finished Sunday night and ready for delivery Monday after work. I may have to switch to a less complicated venture. We talked about it last night at Knit Nite, and I figure I'll start it. If come Saturday I don't think I'll have it finished I will set it aside and make a different one for her. The other one is nice and very simple. I could have that one done in a couple of hours.
Good luck to everyone finishing up their Christmas knitting! It's snowing here today and quite windy. Wish I wasn't working at was at home knitting!
Happy knitting!


Blogger Dave said...

LOL! Well, if one gets lost, or eaten by the laundry monster, or develops a hole, there a replacement ready to jump in there. :-)

12:40 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Your tree looks nice!

I have one of those hedgehogs. They're soo cute! The lady who made mine is from down your way, and comes up here to a craft sale.

Merry Christmas!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

Everything looks great! I think that hedgie is super cute.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Busy busy busy! I am sure you will end up with everything finished in time.
Congrats on the yarn order!

9:47 AM  
Blogger Ragan Knits etc... said...

Happy Holidays!!! I hope that you get everything finished in time!

1:04 PM  
Anonymous said...

erm, I the only one to notice you are a year ahead? surely you meant last Knit nite of 2007?
well done with the scarf, looks very nice
all the best,

9:23 PM  
Blogger lexa said...

Thanks for pointing that out! (Once 2008 hits I'll be writing 2007 for at least a month, I'm sure.)

8:56 AM  

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