Saturday, December 27, 2008
I am so excited. I have one Norwegian Stocking down and one to go! This is got to be the first pattern I have ever followed to a "T". I did the heel double up in black because I wear heels out fast. I must shift all my weight there or something. It looks like a difficult pattern, but don't be intimidated. The color work on the leg is just two stranded and required very little weaving of ends. I was concerned my knitting would be too tight and therefore "pucker" a little. It doesn't and this one fits nicely.
I finished my children's mittens the night before Christmas. I thought I'd show them off even though they aren't very fancy. They like them very much. Evidently they go very nice with a Batman costume.
Have a Happy New Year blessed with Peace, Love, Joy and Health!
Posted by MRS MJW at 10:36 AM
Monday, December 22, 2008
I hope all of my blogging friends have a very Merry Christmas. I have knit a total of 11 mittens for my children so far. A Christmas song along these lines might go (to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas")....On the first day (okay it took more than a day...play along) of Christmas I knit for thee a pair of worsted weight socks. On the second day of Christmas I knit for thee another pair of worsted weight socks. On the third day of Christmas I knit for thee another pair of worsted weight socks and a pair of mittens for my second to the eldest child. On the fourth day of Christmas I knit for thee a hat for someone that only turned out to be too small. On the fifth day of Christmas I knit for thee a pair of pink heart mittens for my only little girl. On the sixth day of Christmas I knit for thee a pair of leg warmers and some fingerless gloves for my eldest child. On the seventh day of Christmas I knit for thee a pair of "fetching" mitts for the piano teacher. On the eighth day of Christmas I knit for thee one lone mitten for my second to the youngest child. On the ninth day of Christmas I knit for thee another pair of mittens that I don't know who to give to. On the tenth day of Christmas I knit for ME one Norweigen Stocking by Nancy Bush.
Posted by MRS MJW at 12:37 PM
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
The weather is definitely cold now. I am finishing up painting our neighborhood signs. I'd like to finish them before Christmas. I have knitting projects that need to be finished before Christmas also. I actually had a few requests this year for knitted items. That must mean that they aren't tired of getting them for presents yet??? I wonder how many other knitters out there give knitted items for Christmas gifts? Wanna share?
I finally finished Honeycomb. The cabling was a bit time consuming, but I am very pleased with the fit. Maybe I'll post a picture of me wearing it later. My kids requested mittens this year so I'm working on that. My sister requested some leg warmers that I have already finished and my sister's daughter requested a slouche hat. So there is plenty to do between now and Christmas.
Cheers all you Christmas knitters...may your cup (of coffee) be full and your needles be swift!
Posted by MRS MJW at 6:30 AM