Friday, December 7, 2007
Alas, I nixed getting the stockings done before Christmas. I decided to make the boys some presents instead. I'll just suck it up and buy some big fuzzy ones for this year or something. So far I have a scarf for each of the two olders boys and probably a third of the little one's done. I'll post pics after christmas so I can make them model them.

Sooooo...the new Knitty is up and it's the best one yet in my opinion. I'm in love with most of the patterns. Here are my picks that I immediately put in my queue on Ravelry.



Square Cake
(I plan on making this in black for those gussied up moments)




Toasty topper
(for my godson Zander who is due to arrive on the 17th! Can't wait!)

And last but best of all


I wore my Lady Eleanore to a funeral a few weeks ago and got a lot of compliments and got over my fear of actually wearing a shawl out and about. So Jeanie is definitely getting made and will be worn often. I want to make it in a colorway that is easily worn with pretty much anything. it's going to be hard to turn away from Smooshy in these colors though.

Chinatown Apple


Cloud Jungle

Petal Shower

Cocoa kiss

Maybe I'll just choose my favorite and make another one in another yarn that's straight black or something. I dunno. Miss Violet mentioned using Raven on the L&V forum on Ravelry.

Maybe Korppi

Whatever I use at least i know it'll be beautiful no matter what.

Okay back to christmas. I made an advent wreath with my mom. It's a tradition to get together after Thanksgiving and make real advent wreaths. I always tend to go simple with mine but I always love them.

Sorry there isn't a ton of WIP action in this blog. I'm still working on the Circle Sunrise Jacket. I'll finish it once I get the kids' presents figured out. I also have a hooked rug project from long ago that's nearly finished. Actually I have a bunch that I hooked and never finished the edges, thus taking up knitting and leaving that craft behind. I'm not so good at finishing other crafting projects, unlike knitting where I already have everything I need I just bind off, weave in some ends, and possibly sew some seams. With other crafts you have to do finishing work with extra tools and such. Maybe this doesn't make sense to anyone else but it does to me. So anyway I have this tree skirt that I figured I'd just glue down the edges with craft glue and get it over with. Especially since it is Christmas. I do have a tree that is a bit barren at the bottom. Might as well actually finish off the several year old project.

Okay this post is long enough. I'm done rambling :)

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