Happy New Year (XMas gift knitting update)

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!

Mom’s socks

Yarn: Red Heart Heart and Sole with Aloe in Tequila Sunrise

Pattern: String Theory by Anita Green

Radka’s socks

Yarn: Kertzer On Your Toes in Purple/Green

Pattern: Carry on Solefully by Betty Salpekar

Corey’s socks

Yarn: Lion Brand Sock Ease in Rock Candy

Pattern: 2×2 rib vanillas

Angela’s cowl

Yarn: Knitpicks Brava Bulky in Cream and Solstice Heather

Pattern: Ziggy Cowl by Leah Coccari-Swift

Kellie’s slippers

Yarn: Knitpicks Brava Sport in black, Caron Simply Soft in white and purple

Pattern: Quick and Easy Crochet Pattern – Shoes “Sport” by Natalija Puschkina


Yarn: “Rustica” cotton thread with shimmer thread

Patterns: various small snowflakes (pattern links above photos)

Smallest snowflake from here: Tree of Snowflakes

  Crochet Snowflake  Easy Snowflake
  Petite Snowflake  Granny Snowflake

Easy Crochet Snowflake

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

Pattern: Mini Sweater Ornament with Cables (plain variations)


There were also dishcloths, but I forgot to take a picture of them.
Spin Me Right Round –

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%


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