Friday, December 15, 2006

I got a spinning wheel!! It was supposed to be a trade, but once it was in the mail, the lady that had it, told me it was a Christmas present! I'm so lucky to have friends like that. :) It is a used Babe's Pinkie, but nice and I'm having fun learning how to use it.

We have most of the snowflakes blocked. Now to get them all hung in the livingroom. Working on mini stockings to put gift cards/lottery tickets/money in, they are white, but each is a different stitch pattern and will have a band of thread crochet at the top, each a different color of thread.

I cast on a pair of socks for me, in the forest green colorway of B&L Durasport, with a band of colorwork in the oatmeal colorway. I'm down to the heel flap already and having fun working on them.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Well, finally got all the snowflakes and bells made, still have to get them blocked. Didn't get the thread tree skirt done, but that is ok, as we didn't get the small tree. Jenny almost has the angel done, she just has to finish the skirt for it.

The gray B&L socks are still on the needles, I have 2 more repeats and the toe left to do, then Jenny will have them to wear. Billy's second glove is above the thumb gusset, still have about another inch on the hand, then I can start the fingers.

Bob got me yarn to make each of the kids a handknit item and his mother a hat for their stockings. The girls got scarves made out of Lion Brand's Moonlight Mohair and Billy got a hat made out of Lion Brand's Wool-Ease Bulky. His mother's hat is out of Brown Sheep's Lamb's Pride Superwash, so it will be soft and warm for her, but easy to wash. I got the all made, so now just have to wait for Christmas to see what they think and to make sure the hats fit.

The man who owns the rest of the land in the subdivision, was nice to us and mowed part of the north section of the yard. He was worried about the dry weeds being a fire hazard and the fact that I wasn't able to get them all cleared way. He was out mowing along the roads, so that they were clear, just incase.