Tuesday, November 18, 2008

knitting and sewing and all that jazz

So I have been knitting happily away on all the xmas stuff and was so happy to think I was nearly done!
Got three pairs of mittens finished
Druid Mittens from Vogue Knitting lovely pattern but I did change the needle size to 2.5 and 2.75 also added one extra repeat before starting tthe decreases for the fingers and I decided against the flap that closes over the fingers. As much as I enjoyed knitting these I am so glad that they are finished!! Knitting the same thing 6 times over just gets well the same! :) and those are for his sisters.
Ive also got two scarves finished
Campus Scarf from Scarf Style knit on 4mm needles. These are for his brother in laws. lovely very quick pattern and great telly knitting!
One pair of finished socks
Monkey Socks from Knitty.com I love these I dont want to give them away! Okay I will but Ill go buy some Wendy Happy for myself to knit some socks with. These are for his Mum hopefuly she likes em as much as I do!
Then I had 1 more pair of socks to go before I was finished knitting! and look I finished one!
It was finished I promise! I gave it to Mark to try on because everything on it looked a bit small but I was going with the flow of the pattern. HA! I knew I shouldnt have! It was to small on his foot couldnt even get it all the way on. GRRRRRR So it got all ripped out and then I measured his foot and set down and have started to knit a sock all on my own from top down. The pattern is similar but it isnt the same as above. Its a 2x2 rib with the middle front and back going from 2 cables down to 1. I will take a picture once I finish it and make sure it fits properly on his foot. These are for his Dad. They have the same size feet so I can check as I go! :D
Theres what Ive been knitting and doing....

But now on to something completly different....

Ive got the Best Mom In The World. You may think yours is or someone else you knnow whos a wonderful Mom. And they very well may be to you. But to me, my Mommy is the bestest in the whole wide world. Not only is she the bestest to me but she sent me some goodies... Wanna see?? Tough you are anyways!
Beautiful yarn. Ive already thought about this and want to make the Feb Lady Jacket out of the silver Ive not decided yet on the blue or pink. I will do something though! :)
A LOAD of old sewing patterns from her MASSIVE collection.
And then a load of material of different styles and colours that I wouldnt dare buy for myself because I tend to only get cotton. Shes throwing me out of my comfort zone! I cant wait to get sewing with these but I gotta finish all the xmas knitting first!
Thank you again Mom for all of this! :)


Bo... said...

I'm totally impressed. So far all I've got done is one pair of socks, a scarf, and some UFO's, but I have some great intentions of finishing the UFO's. I really love those mittens.

Bonnie said...

Wow...now I can see what you are doing with your PSP time...lol..
When's the last time you opened up PSP and played?? Hope all is well with ya chickie!!! It's almost that time of year again...I'd like to make sure I have your correct snail mail addie...can you drop me a line at my site? www.digi-dots.com thanks so much sweetie... keep up the rawkin job knitting and sewing!
Muah n hugs, Bonnie