Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas at My In-Laws

This year JK and I spent Christmas Day at his parents' house.

As usual Mom Wall had 'decked the halls' of their glorious old house.

The silver was gleaming...

The stockings were hung by the fireplace....

...and beautiful wreaths adorned the doors.

Tomorrow I have the privileged of hosting my family for Christmas/New Year's
So...I'm off to do a little more "decking of the halls".

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Little Christmas Woolies

Little Christmas Woolly Cowl

This Christmas I wanted to design something for all of you who have supported and encouraged me in my designing endeavors this past year.

You can download the pattern free off of my Ravelry Store. For those of you who aren't part of Ravelry I'll try to come up with another download site soon...

Little Finger Woolies

Little Leg Woolies

I love the Little Leg Woolies. In fact I'm wearing a pair right now. They keep your ankles and legs warm thus keeping your feet warm. I hate cold feet.

Enjoy the pattern! And thanks again, everyone, for being so supportive and wonderful!

Happy Knitting & Merry Christmas!

Non Christmas Knitting

I am finally nearing the end of all my Christmas knitting. I can feel the waves of relief already reaching my anxious little mind.

However, since I still can't reveal secrets... here is a peak at something a finished and then another peak at something I can't wait to start.

Above is a little 6-9 month baby vest I designed on commission for Kelly. She needed a baby gift to give ASAP so away I went to the drawing board. I was supposed to come up with some sort of a vest because the baby's father always wears vests. Isn't it adorable?

Then.... I stole some time to work up the measurements for a sweater for .... ME! So, I sat down with a cup of tea and some of my delicious homespun Shetland wool and ... cast on a lovely sweater.

Happy Knitting Everyone

Finally A Designer...

Many of you know my wonderful news already. However, I realized I never publicly stated it - my pattern "Georgette," was purchased by Alpaca With A Twist this past fall. Yep... one of those steps to actually being a designer.

I have really enjoyed working with Alpaca With a Twist. They are a wonderful yarn company, dealing only with Alpaca and Baby Alpaca fiber. Ugh! Their yarn is to die for -- it is so soft and luxurious.

And... I'm working with them on another pattern for one of their new yarns. But "mum's the word," for right now!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Keep Knitting...

Well, another lace shawl has been completed! Hooray! But I can't show it off until after Christmas.

And since I can't show pictures of Christmas presents until after Christmas I thought I would just show a bit of a blob of it.....

I had been waiting eagerly for Knit1 to hit our shop. I had seen all the "previews" for this issue so I couldn't wait until I actually got one.

I was extremely pleased with it. The magazine has brief profiles of our favorite knitting bloggers as well as original designs by them. Yes! You actually get to see the face of Brooklyn Tweed in this magazine. I loved reading a little more about Ysolda and Glampyre. It is one of those "must have" mags!

Happy Knitting!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Quick Knitting

In the midst of all this Christmas knitting I got the urge to knit something RED for myself.

I had been doing so many patterns and working with so many numbers that I just needed a break. So, I dyed some yarn in the crock pot and cast on.

The result is a little, lacy, cropped vest. I wish it was a little longer but -- well, I only had two skeins in the house to dye.
Back to Christmas knitting. I have one more to go..... it's a big one though.

Nutkin Socks

Life has been too busy, thus I have not been able to post for quite a while. So sorry.

But I have been knitting. Most of the projects that I have finished recently have been Christmas presents. Therefore I cannot talk about them or show pics of them until after Christmas. Ugh, I know, it's frustrating. But that's the way it goes.

I have finished my Nutkin socks knitted out of Flat Feet. I really enjoyed working with Flat Feet. It was so unusual to unravel knitting as you knitted a sock. I also love the Nutkin pattern because it is so easy to memorize. But I suppose I have said that before....

Happy Knitting!