Saturday, December 17, 2005

Meet the newest member of our family!!!

Her name is Elisheva, it's hebrew for Bess. She's still in need of finishing which will hopefully happen tomorrow, in either bombay mahogany satin, or antique walnut, have an opinion? Isn't she a beaut?! We went and got her this morning and the dealer gave me a lesson on one of her wheels as well as a great deal on 16oz coopworth roving. She is my first wheel and you better believe hotwheel cars won't be anywhere near her!!!! STATS: Ashford Traveler Single Drive Double Treadle Unfinished "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." James 1:17 Knit into Him, Rebecca

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

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

So many decisions to make!`

I have sooooooo many projects I want to do after my Christmas knitting is done, but where to start? Right now the ones fighting for the top of the list are: Tubey (Knitty) ~using KnitPicks Wool of the Andes in: Chocolate Hollyberry Mulled Wine Spruce Flower Basket Shawl (Interweave Knits) ~using KnitPicks Shadow in Sunset Branching Out lace scarf (Knitty) ~using Patons Lacette in Maroon Mist-stash Clapotis (Knitty) ~using Brooks Farm Four Play yarn Multidirectional Hat (Iris Schreier) ~using kettle-dyed merino from handpaintedyarn.com in velvet grapes to match my finished scarf.-stash Bell-sleeve shrug (beatnik patterns) ~using wool-ease in blue mist Irish Hiking Scarf (helloyarn) ~using ? Super Easy Leg Warmers (Last-Minute Knitted Gifts) ~using woolease in dark rose heather Airy Scarf (Last-Minute Knitted Gifts) ~using KidSilk Haze Cabled Purse (Last-Minute Knitted Gifts) ~using Koigu Merino Crepe Men's Zipped Raglan for hubby (Last-Minute Knitted Gifts) ~using bulky kettle-dyed wool from handpaintedyarn.com Very Cool V-Neck (Hip Knits) ~using KnitPicks Merino Style in Pine Too Cute Cowl Neck Sweater (Hip Knits) ~using KnitPicks Andean Silk in Sangria Danica (Knitty) ~using ? Mrs Beeton (Knitty) ~using ? -------------------------------------------------- This list doesn't include all the awesome crochet patterns on my list! So what to do? I really want to knit myself a sweater AND a shawl so I guess I choose the Flower Basket Shawl and Tubey. I'll probably do Mrs Beeton and the Branching Out scarf as side projects. Now to order my yarn.......... hmmm...maybe after Christmas. If some of my family members happen to read my blog which other than my sis, it would shock me to the bone, I would really love a KnitPicks Gift Certificate for Christmas!!! I'd tell ya what I've been working on, but since I don't know if he reads my blog, I better wait till after the holidays. Don't want to ruin my surprise you know. "For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but grace." Romans 6:14 Knit into Him, Rebecca