Monday, December 24, 2007

Pressure Off

The pressure is off. This is the first time in years that I've got my Christmas knitting done the day before Christmas Eve! I'm usually still knitting at midnight Christmas Eve. Not this year, unless it's something non-Christmas related.

Don't ask me why the pictures of these scarves look so crappy. I don't have time to figure it out. Pop on over here to my photos for a better look if you'd like. The first one is an Irish Hiking Scarf for my BIL. It's made with Patons Canadiana in Dark Periwinkle maybe, or Dark Wedgewood. I don't have the bands any more.

The next one is for his girlfriend. Click here to see a much better picture -- it's the one on the free tear-off. It's made with Patons Bohemian in Hypnotic Haze, a chenille yarn. I originally wanted to make her this, but I knew I didn't have the time to do it. Couldn't handle the stress, so I decided to change to this one.

Lastly are the Fiber Trends felted ballerina style slippers for my mother made with Patons Classic Wool in Peacock. I finished felting them last night about 11:30, stuffed them with plastic bags to shape them, and set them in front of the fan for the night. They don't have buttons here, but I did bring them to work this morning and added them. Now they're ready to go into the box with her pajamas.

Remember my felted clogs and how the first pair wore out in four months? They were made with Briggs & Little. I made another pair, this time out of Classic Wool. About two weeks ago I noticed that there are holes through the bottoms of both slippers. These ones lasted two months. Two months! It was consensus at Knit Nite last week that I must walk funny. It was also suggested that I go to Frenchy's and get a suede skirt to make soles for the next pair. I think I will follow their advice. I also have slippers to make for the kids, so they could use soles, too. We have hardwoood floors, and the felted slippers can be pretty slippery!

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! I may do a post between Christmas and New Year's, not sure.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Marti said...

All of your knitting looks really lovely and the ballet slippers turned out so cute! I hope your mom loves them as much as I do. Have a great holiday and happy knitting (without the stress of gifting that is!)

1:56 PM  
Blogger Heddy said...

Merry Christmas! The knitting all turned out beautiful (I bet your SIL will love the Bohemian scarf ... it is very glam!)

2:21 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Your knitting projects look great! You must be pleased.
Try needle felting your slippers the next time you notice them starting to wear out!
See you at the next Knit Nite!

10:49 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

Hey, isn't it great to have the holiday knitting done before the actual day? Congratulations! And good wishes for a happy day and a whole new year of the same.

8:49 AM  
Blogger Frieda said...

Fantastic job on all of the knitting. Congratulations on getting it all done before the big day . Must be something in the air because mine was done as well. Wishing you and your family all the best for 2008 and continued happy knitting !

7:06 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

It's a wonderful feeling, getting the Christmas knitting done in time! :o) You'll love your swift, I can't be without mine anymore. ;o)
Have a very happy New Year!

9:42 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Great stuff. I love the ballet slippers...those are so sweet!

Happy Holidays!

2:08 PM  

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