Monday, January 19, 2009

FO Monday

I'm so totally super excited for tomorrow. I was actually thinking of keeping the Boy home from school so he could watch the inauguration with me, but I figure they'll probably so something at school for it (I hope) and he's already listened to (part) of Dr. King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech with me today, I've bored the pants off of him already. Enough with the history mom, let me play the wii.

I have a couple of finished objects to show off, first up, Bella's Mittens:

These are so quick and warm and yummy. My only complaint is they're hard to get on and off (I need to take off my entire coat). I have started just putting them on after my coat and rolling them up. I used Misti Alpaca Chunky because I already had one skein of it, so I only needed to buy one more.

Second up, I've joined the Ravelry group A Year in A Blanket (Ravelry link) and I'm making my first afghan/throw. The idea is you knit a square a month for 12 months. I'm doing log cabin squares in Noro Kureyon. The first square went so fast and was really fun. I'm looking forward to February (although I may cheat and start my Feb. square early).

The last FO is one that I'm really happy with. I've been wanting to make this forever, and asked for the yarn for Christmas. This was the first thing I cast on for in '09.

(I love this picture - the Girl and Ben at story time)

Pattern: Child's Cable Jumper by Anne Hanson
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, Color 205, 4.5 skeins
Size: 4 T
Mods: Started the largest size and quickly determined that it would be waaaaaay too big, ripped and cast on for the next smaller size, but used the length for the largest size. I have a tall, skinny girl.
Started: January 1
Finished: January 11

Happy Happy New Year!

Monday, January 12, 2009

2008 Knits

Oh my goodness. I'm just now realizing that I knit way too much. It doesn't seem like all that much while I'm doing it, but when you stop and count..

Here's my tally for 2008:

13 Hats

(Harvard Square, Chain Chop Hat, Shark Hat, Noro Hat, Three Amandas, 1-up Mushroom Hat, Super Mario Hat, Beret, Fake-out Hat, Presto Chango Baby Hat, Skull Hat, Owl Hat)

Six Toys:

(Mr. Flurry, Super Mario, Super Mushroom, Sheldon, two Sphereys)

Five Adult Size Garments:

(Cobblestone, Drops Jacket, Lush and Lacy Cardi, Mr. Greenjeans, Tapestry Vest)

Four Child Size Garments:

(Retrofit, Child Size February Sweater, Summerlin Dress, V-Neck Pullover)

Four Socks/ Slippers:

(Two Felted Clogs, child socks, one mini sock)

Three Scarves/ Shawls:

(Cocoon Lace Scarf, Icarus, Swallowtail)

Three Baby Sweaters:

(Baby Yoda Sweater, Presto Chango Sweater, February Baby Sweater)

Two pair of Mittens:

(Noro Fingerless Mitts, Child Cabled Mittens)

Two Washcloths:

(Flower Washcloth)

For a grand total of 42 (hehe) 2008 FOs. What is wrong with me?

I have three FOs so far for 2009, pictures next post.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

I'm waiting

for the ice to start breaking tree limbs again. This time, I'm semi-prepared. At least I have a bunch of water and propane.

While I wait to lose power and water, I've been tagged by Caroline. What you have to do is, go to your 4th folder, go to the 4th picture in the folder, tell 4 things about that picture and tag 4 more people. Here goes;

This is a picture of The Boy almost exactly four years ago.
He is modeling a pair of alligator mittens and slippers.
They were a gift from his Papa, who thought they were dinosaurs.
Seeing this makes me cry for some reason.

Okay, I'm wiping my tears and tagging Ericka, Sonya, Heather, and Lisha.