Thursday, December 15, 2005

Knits for 2006

Christmas is so stressful, while I have been knitting as usual, I haven't had time to take pictures or blog about it with all of the Christmas preparations. I've pretty much finished Sharfik, I only need to weave in the ends and possibly add fringe. Everyone else thinks I should forget the fringe but for some reason I really like it! I figure I can add it and if he doesn't like it, I can take it off. Of course, I'm sure he would never say he didn't like it, but that's beside the point. I've also started a hat for my son. It's a basic garter stitch rib hat with 2 colors knit out of Cascade Indulgence. The yarn is not at all what I expected looking at it online, it claims to be worsted weight but is much thinner than I thought it would be. The hat looks a little lacey up close but it's actually turning out well. I almost abandoned the project but I'm glad I kept with it. I'm actually relatively new at knitting and still get confused with guage & yarn weights. Here are the projects I have lined up for 2006: 1. Debbie Bliss Cable Hooded Jacket in Elsebeth Lavold Cotton Patine (I'm getting the yarn for Christmas). 2. Picovoli by Grumperina knit with Knit Picks Shine in Blush (ahhh, pink - I didn't particularly like any of the colors but I can't really complain for $15 for the entire project). 3. A cute little Picot Dress by Debbie Bliss from Special Knits, also knit with Shine (pink and cream combo). 4. 2 Bunny Rabbits also from Special Knits knit with Cashsoft Aran (blue) and Cashmerino Aran (pink). I have all the yarn for these project which should keep me busy for at least a few weeks, right? LOL! That cable sweater is going to take forever but I'm really excited, I haven't actually knit anything for myself yet besides my first FO which was a scarf made with Lion Brand Homespun, which I actually wore today for the first time because it was freezing! I'll try to post an offical FO post for the Accordion sweater tomorrow - I finally got the zipper sewn on properly and I washed and "blocked" it (I use the term lightly, I'm not sure laying it flat on top of my dryer counts).


Blogger Jes said...

Wow! You're doing way better than me. I can't see anything beyond Dec. 25th (except, ofcourse, all the Christmas projects I haven't finished by then) Ack!

12/16/2005 09:04:00 AM  
Blogger amylovie said...

You are on a roll!


12/17/2005 02:05:00 PM  
Blogger knittinmom said...

Now that's some good knitting to look forward to! Can't wait to see it all (and glad you figured out the zipper on your sons cardi - it's very cute)!

12/18/2005 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger parikha said...

Hi Heather, I just got your comment on my blog--thanks for stopping by! My Koigu is colorway 324, a blend of muted pinks and greens.

I hope you and your two munchkins have a great holiday :)

12/21/2005 10:48:00 PM  

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