Thursday, December 15, 2005

My overflowing plate

Well I thought I would come up for a breather and let blogland have a peek of what's on my plate right now, let's see, only 11 days till Christmas. Here's some of the things I've been working on. This is the Diamond Blossom Scarf from Modular Knits by Iris Schreier. I was trying to finish it by the promotion deadline. Didn't happen. Oh well, there are other promotions. It has gone by the wayside till after Christmas seeing as how it's not a gift. It will be for my oldest to match her church coat, oh and it's done in RH supersaver (only cause she's hard on her scarves!!) Next up is the Irish Hiking Wristwarmers! My first cabling project. I still have one of these to work up and they are a xmas gift for a very dear friend of mine. I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Winter Night. These are very easy, fun and work up quickly! I'm also working on a crochet cabled hat to go in my brother's stocking in Caron Simply Soft doubled, which I haven't taken a pic of yet. I love to crochet but it's really killing my wrist right now and doubling the yarn just made it worse so I'm working on it in little fits and spurts. I've made a little tunsian crochet change wallet in red and green RH supersaver for my son's stocking. I'm working on a cabled knit scarf for hubby in woolease T&Q pine which will NOT be done in time for xmas but that's okay with him so I'm not stressin on that one. I've also got two other scarves on the needles that are supposed to be holiday gifts but will probably be late as well. One for my neighbor and one for my friend Shana at church. One of my favorite WIP's is the circular dishcloth I'm working on for my friend Miranda, I've come to the realization that I'm totally in love with any pattern involving short rows!! They are so much fun to work! Can't wait to make a whole bunch of these for myself and my mom. Actually hubby thought he would be cute and snap a pic of me last night when he got home from work. Apparently I fell asleep while knitting on this...I'll spare you the picture, it's wierd. I finished scarves for my brother's girlfriend and another special person in time for xmas. Well all this is the little stuff...... Now for the Main Course..... I'm knitting the Clapotis Shawl/Scarf for my sil Anna for Christmas. I bought the Four Play yarn from Brooks Farm in the Ginger 2 colorway. It's a four ply 50% fine wool 50% silk. It's absolutely the most wonderful yarn I've knit with so far. I bought 3 hanks but will only use about 2.5. Hopefully I will have enough left over to try the Clapotis cap to match after xmas. I just started into the 2nd hank yesterday so I'm almost at the halfway point. Please pray for me that I get this done! I need to go get some woolwash so that i can get it blocked before I wrap it up for her. Here are some yarn & progress picks for you. I will try to post a finished pic on Christmas Eve if not before!! Praying for all you knitters out there knitting like chickens with your heads cut off trying to finish gifts for Christmas!! "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only son." John 3:16 Knit into Him, Rebecca

3 Comments:

Blogger Miss Knotty said...

Oh!!! Your clapotis is SO GORGEOUS! Love that colorway. I wanna see the pic of you fallen asleep. I bet it's a hoot!

Thanks for the update - it's fun to read your progress.

That rh scarf on top is really pretty - I love all the little squares!! I'll have my own multidirectional scarf to show here soon (which I started thanks to you - your multidirectional was an inspiration for this crazy yarn I've been saving and trying to find a use for).

Have a great weekend!

11:28 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

i can not believe you are doing clapotis! isn't it hard??? and look at you - already with your cabled gauntlets finished!! didn't we just talk about trying cables a few days ago?!? the yarn you chose for the clapotis is gorgesous!! also the scarf for your daughter is great!! i'm working on my first 'short row' project right now... wheee!

6:27 AM  
Blogger krisleon said...

You make some beautiful items,you are very talented,i have seen some
of your items on TKF they are lovely,also i have been looking forward to your knitting blog.

11:07 AM  

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