Friday, August 15, 2008

yet another boring WIP update post...

I started working on some of those mittens I mentioned before. Please ignore the fact that these pics need to be fixed, I had to do a system restore and I haven't reinstalled any photo editors yet.
I am about half way done with mitten #1 in the pair for my Mom. The pattern is NHM#7 from the book 'Selbuvotter'. The yarn I'm using for this pair is Knitpicks Essential sock yarn in the colors Grass and Black.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Justice's Birthday Sweater is FINISHED!

Another FO! YAY! This sweater I knit for my Niece, Justice's 11th birthday. The pattern is February Lady Sweater. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease, and this sweater only took 2 1/2 balls! I knit the xxs size, and I'm still amazed it didn't take more yarn. I know, lace can be tricky like that though :)

Monday, August 04, 2008

I *might* be a little bit insane.....

I've decided that I will, after all, knit a few gifts for Christmas this year (despite my previous attitude of 'this year, Christmas can go fuck itself'). That's not the insane part, though. I've decided that a few really special people (6 including me) will receive some really special knit mittens or gloves. All the patterns I'm going to use are from the book 'Selbuvotter, Biography of a Knitting Tradition' by Terri Shea. I want to tell you who all of the mittens & gloves are going to be for, but some of the intended recipients might read this blog post.

So, 6 pairs of Selbu mittens/gloves by Christmas, plus all of the baby gift knitting and birthday gift knitting I need to do between now and then, 4 months..... That is the insane part. It's okay though. I throughly enjoy my insanity :)