Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Fuzzy Feet

Bet you are surprised to hear from me! My needles and yarn were collecting dust for quite some time but I now I have a bit more time for knitting. I saw the pattern for Fuzzy Feet slippers at Knitty a long time ago but finally tried it. I had some Cascade 200 yarn just waiting to be knitted and felted. I'm gifting these to a friend for the holidays.

You can see the slippers before (left) and after (right) felting.

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My goal is to *try* to use up yarn from my stash before buying any new stuff. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Christmas...er, contests?

As if the pressure of finishing handknitted Christmas presents wasn't enough, if you haven't seen these yet and are interested, hurry up and get in on The Knitting Curmudgeon's "Christmas Crap-Along" and Waltzing Knitilda's "Ugliest Christmas Sweater 2005" contests. Some Luscious Yarn is being given away as prizes in both cases.

(As if you need a reminder about how prickly some knitters get at this time of year, go read "Holiday Stress and Knit Nonsense" over on my Knit Natterings page.)

Saturday, December 03, 2005

So Quiet You Could Hear a Size #00000 Knitting Needle Drop

As you can see, things are pretty quiet around here. We're either so busy working on projects that we don't have the time to write about it or not working on projects at all, so don't have anything to write about.

For myself, I'm finally getting around to knitting the pair of plain old, ribbed socks that my son in the Navy asked me for (gulp) nearly a year ago. If I don't hurry up and get them done, he'll be discharged before he's had a chance to wear them! With European size 44 feet (US size 10), that is a bit of knitting to do.

The weather here certainly hasn't been an inspiration to knit. With the exception of a couple of cold days and a rainy day, we've had nothing but warm, sometimes hot, and dry weather. That's one of the upsides of living here on the coast, but it certainly doesn't give you that same urge to knit like my old home state of Minnesota's sub-zero temperatures.

Pictures to come.