On The Needles –
Hubby socks – shortly after our wedding, we went to a sheep and wool festival where we both selected a skein of sock yarn to be made into a pair of “celebration” socks. His pair are going to be made out of Bitsy Knits Bitsy Sock, in the colorway Midnight Bells. One is currently complete. I needed the needles for Christmas knitting and haven’t had the chance to cast on the second sock yet.
Green and Yellow Socks – These are my car knitting for when Corey drives and we’re going some distance. Just a plain 2×2 rib. I am almost at the toe on the first one. The yarn was a Christmas gift from my sister a few years ago, but I don’t remember the brand.
Sock blanket – I haven’t made much progress on this one, though I have added yarn to the stash for it. (11,741 total yards left in sock stash)
Super Secret Project #1 – a big one. Current usage: 2/37 full skeins.Yarn – Knitpicks Brava Worsted. (436 yards subtracted from stash 1/4/16)
Super Secret Project #2 – another big one. Casting on tomorrow. Yarn – Knitpicks Brava Worsted
Wrap it Up –
Lots of pretty Christmas knitting and crocheting to show off!
Yarn: Red Heart Heart and Sole with Aloe in Tequila Sunrise
Pattern: String Theory by Anita Green
Yarn: Kertzer On Your Toes in Purple/Green
Pattern: Carry on Solefully by Betty Salpekar
Yarn: Lion Brand Sock Ease in Rock Candy
Pattern: 2×2 rib vanillas
Yarn: Knitpicks Brava Bulky in Cream and Solstice Heather
Pattern: Ziggy Cowl by Leah Coccari-Swift
Yarn: Knitpicks Brava Sport in black, Caron Simply Soft in white and purple
Yarn: “Rustica” cotton thread with shimmer thread
Patterns: various small snowflakes (pattern links above photos)
Smallest snowflake from here: Tree of Snowflakes
Maggy and Joe’s ornaments
Yarn: Red Heart Heart and Sole with Aloe in Razzle Dazzle and Regia 4-Faedig Best of Effects 2 in Rainbow/black and white
My wheel is currently empty, but I have my fiber ready to go to start a new spinning project tonight. I will be using Knitpicks Wool of the Andes roving in Aurora Heather and Tidepool Heather.
That’s Life! –
Christmas was lovely this year. We weren’t quite as rushed as in previous years, so we really had the time to enjoy everyone’s company. Best gifts given – the handmade ones shown above, the 7 pack of Barbies for J and the car transporter pack of Legos for L. Best gifts received – 12 cup auto grind coffee pot, pasta roller attachment for the KitchenAid, and the ladle shaped like the Loch Ness Monster. Corey also surprised me by picking out a pattern and yarn for me to knit my own Christmas sweater this year!
On New Year’s Eve, we decided to have a double celebration (since it was exactly two months since our wedding), and go to The Lord Jeffery Inn, where we got married, for a couple of drinks. On our way out, we happened to walk past the wedding party who was taking photos. As we told them congratulations, and said hello to the staff we had worked with, the bride stopped short and said “OMG, You were the ones with the great shoes! We just saw your pictures, we loved them!” It was a pleasant little surprise!
Over the past couple of days, we’ve been drinking lots of coffee and making lots of pasta. We’ve ended the last three days with short walks around the neighborhood, which have been a nice time to unwind.
Stash yardage calculator –
100,633 – 436 = 100,197 remaining
Percentage used 2016 – 0.43%
Sock Blanket Stash (Sock scraps)
11,741 – 0 = 11,741 remaining
Percentage used 2016 – 0%