Tuesday, December 18, 2007

This One's for Me.

I loved the Nomad Hat and Scarf when I saw it in Interweave Knits Fall 2007. I changed the yarn to Noro Kuchoron (wool/alpaca blend, yum!) and used smaller needles for a smaller hat and tighter fabric. So I took a break from knitting gifts for others, to provide for myself. It was a quick knit - 3 days, and easy, too. Now, I love the hat because it is so wonderfully warm.
Right now I have all the supplies for two sweaters sitting waiting for me - patterns, yarn, and needles. They've been put on hold while I knit holiday gifts. I've noticed a pattern of procrastination - the big stuff gets pushed to the side for smaller projects with more immediate gratification. Am I the only one spending what seems to me to be huge amounts of money for yarn for sweaters that just sits there? Are the others who share this weakness? Do you do it one sweater at a time, or do you also have several stashed away?

Saturday, December 8, 2007

You Know you're A Yarn Addict When...

you realize you like the smell of wet wool.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Some People Know How To Do Things Right!

First, I have to thank Anja in Germany for sending me this marvelous sock yarn. I joined a swap for a skein of sock yarn. She not only sent the yarn, she sent a sock-making kit! Needles, stitch markers, needle point protectors, and even a hand-made bag to keep them in. And just in case I feel the need to relax after all my knitting, she included two bath cubes (which aren't in the pictures) .
She put everything together so thoughtfully. Thanks, Anja!
With the holidays approaching with more speed than I anticipated, I have been knitting constantly in an attempt to get presents done. I've already switched to Plan B (mittens for 4 kids, adults will get wristlets and/or washcloths with a really nice bar of soap (Frost Fish Cove Soaps).
There are, of course, a few other things on my needles that might go into the gift pile (the Nomad Hat & Scarf from Interweave Knits Fall 2007 knit in Noro Kuchuron, sorry about the spelling, that's almost finished).
I might end up repeating what I did last year: spread everything I have for gifts out and then get my sister to help me decide who gets what.