Thursday, December 31, 2009

finishing the year, and the decade

I just wanted to post a Happy New Year's Eve, in case I don't get a chance to blog here tomorrow!

I'm currently ending the year with two WIP's... a baby blanket, so I can use up some yarn I bought a while ago, and a sweater for afghans for afghans to add to their current campaign.

I know, I know... another sweater! Argh! But it's a small sweater, it's specifically a vest for a child, knitted with an aran weight yarn, so it should be fairly easy to finish soon. So, no worries. Pictures to come soon.

Happy New Years, fellow bloggers!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

finally finished - DH's sweater!

I started knitting this sweater back in May... and because I was distracted with knitting my brother's Lebowski sweater and other projects, this got pushed off more and more.

Had I stuck with it, it would've been done for DH's birthday @ the end of June, but it has now become an xmas gift! (He of course knows about it, because he has seen me work on it... but he can't have it until actual xmas!) I also got him some other items, which are a surprise, which will all be gifted with the sweater!

In case anyone's curious, the pattern is Aran Pullover, from the book Knitting with Balls by Michael del Vecchio... love this pattern!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

christmas spider legend

Back when I worked @ Lewiscraft, I remember seeing for the first time, beading kids to make Christmas spiders... which was odd, it wasn't something I ever heard of.

It stuck with me though, and once I finish knitting my husband's sweater, I want to knit something spidery for the holidays... so I wound up googling Christmas spiders, and found this bit of information about them - and interestingly enough, explains the reason why we use tinsel on our trees as well! How wonderfully random!