26 December 2006

I Found Them!

I found the blue socks! I'm sooooo happy. They were in the last place I looked...I know you're saying, of course they were, why would you keep looking after you found them!?!?!?! But what I mean is that they were in the last place I had left to look. If they hadn't been stuck in this bag I was going to assume the elves broke in and stole them. I finished up the brown ones this weekend so I can mail them off this week. One more gift off the list!

My Christmas was uneventful. I went to visit my cousin and her family in the early afternoon and then headed down to dinner in Fullerton. I volunteered to make Macaroni and Cheese plus corn bread for the dinner. There was NO mac-n-cheese left...and only a little bit of the corn bread. We had a good time. I didn't do homemade gifts for family this year, they never seem to appreciate them. I still need to get something for my sister-in-law who's taken to saying she doesn't want anything but a healthy baby! Ugh! Plus an SUV, and custom made baby furniture. Jeez, what does that leave me to work with? I'm thinking gift card from Macy's.

One of the few things I did knit to gift...well, for someone else to gift were socks made of Homespun. Yeah, I know. I'm not quite sure how it all came about, I tried to steer the giver towards Wool-Ease Chunky, but she wanted the softness of Homespun. They were a quick knit after I got the sizing correct, but that took me three tries. They were pretty warm too.

Other than that, I started a blanket for my co-worker...maroonish, and I got 2 pounds of love and once they're knitted, the party is over. No pictures of this yet. It's still small, and not very interesting. I'm using the pattern for the base of the French Market Bag...square with a bit of interest with the lines created by the M1s.

I think that's all the news that I've got that's fit to print. I'll work on getting some pictures up in the next day or two. Just one more free weekend before school begins again.

18 December 2006

I really have been busy

The quarter finally ended...and early too. I was so excited. I took my last test on Sunday (12/17) morning and was home in bed before 2:30pm Sunday afternoon. The day was beautiful, but I could think of nothing but sleep. I of course didn't sleep, but worked on packing up my Christmast gifts to mail off and finishing a few things.

I have actually been knitting, just not blogging about the knitting...I don't have the time. It's the guilt of not posting pictures that stops me from posting, but I think I may be back on track now. Plus one of my friends told me she forgot I even had a blog, WTH? If no one is reading, why am i writing? Comment to let me know you're out there.

I didn't do a lot of Christmas knitting. I didn't have the time, and the one thing that I thought I would finish in time hasn't been touched in three weeks. C'est la vie!

I decided, under some pressure, to finish the cuffs I promised Joseline some months ago (read: 8 months ago). She's waited patiently and I have come thru in the end with the cuffs for her and for her to gift. I'm calling it my black collection:

You can't really tell what the beads look like, but they came out really nicely. The one on the right is my favorite. The beads are clear black with a silver lined center. They're so sparkly, so pretty. The one in the middle is my gift to her. It matches a necklace her sister-in-law gave her. And the one with the white beads is the one set she chose for herself. I was really pleased with the outcome, if not the pictures. :)

I also finished up the round baby blanket for my friend in NY, a scarf for my gay bf, and started one for his life partner....finally, there were the socks for my uncle. I'm calling this bunch my brown collection. For quite a while now everything I've knitted has been either black or brown...except for the blue socks which I've lost. **sigh** Here's the brown collection:

This is the baby blanket in process...the color here is awful:

Here it is completed, a much better representation of the colors:

The boyfriends' scarves:

Here is the whole collection:

Hopefully, it will all get to it's destination on time and will be loved by all who receive.