Monday, December 27, 2010

Hey, Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays dear blog readers!

I didn't realize it has been so long without a blog post. Lots has happened.

I was able to finish up Joe's 2nd pair of Christmas socks.
The yarn is Pattons bamboo, and Regia bamboo on the heels and toes.

The pattern is a mock cable every 4 rows, which made it nice and stretchy.
I wanted them nice and long, that is why I used the Regia to stretch the Patons
yarn. They are 9" long.

I started a new pair for Joe that is using up some Green Mt Spinnery
yarn I got when Ruth and I visited Martha a few years ago. I am also using
the Regia to stretch. To make Joe an 8" leg, I need 450 yards of yarn. The
Green Mt has just 400 yards.

We had our family Christmas dinner Saturday before Christmas which turned out
very nice.

Mom, dad and Tiffany:

Joel and Vicky:

Mom, dad and Aunt Edie. Aunt Edie is one year older than mom.
It was so nice to have her here with us.

My little family:

Little Mickey enjoyed the party!

Martha sent me a skein of sock yarn from the KangarooDyer
so so pretty. Ruth got one too!

Joe got me some Shelter yarn from Brooklyn Tweed - color Soot.
It is so so nice. I am going to make his Pattern Wayfarer with it.
Can't wait to start.

I finished the Stealth Project with a week to spare!
It was a Because of Love beret and Smocked Lace scarf for Tiffany.

The yarn is Blue Sky Alpaca Silk /Wool purchased
at the Loopy Ewe. Color fuscia. The colors in these
pictures are not very good.

The scarf is made up of two lace patterns - do two and
kitchner in the center. The first pattern is Smocked
Lace and the 2nd is Sawtooth. I changed the Sawtooth -
pattern called for knitting on the wrong side which would have
made garter stitch looking pattern, and was NOT soft.
I changed to Purl on wrong side so it was like stockinette
and very soft.

Tiffany has a cold and would not let me take any pictures, but
she did promise to model when she feels better. She really
liked the set.

This yarn blocked beautifully.

Martha finished up two cowls at the beginning of the month:
just one picture:
Simple Summer Lace Cowl,
http:/, this out of alpaca and left over sock yarn Ruth
gave me about 5 years ago.

A few Christmas pictures:

Sandy and Dee came home for Christmas - both
looking quite lovely!\

so exhausted after all of the fun:

Some more exciting news: Ruth retired this month after 30+
years with the same company.

I attended a very nice HappyHour that her folks put on for her.
Look what they gave her:

A giant yarn ball!

I was in line getting some munchines and overheard this conversation:

Guy 1: What is she going to do with that yarn?
Guy 2: I heard she was making us all socks when she retires!

um...he was totally serious...get busy Ruth!

Abbey wishes everyone a relaxing funfilled - knitalicious Holiday!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ho Ho Ho!

Merry Christmas....almost!
The holidays are fast approaching, and there is a slim (very slim) chance
that I will get Joe's 2nd sock done. I hope I do, and if not, I'll wrap one
up for him. The stealth project is coming along nicely!!!

Ruth and I met for coffee yesterday, and she gave me two balls
of Louisa Harding Grace yarn.

This picture is more accurate of the color - teal - my FAVORITE!
Thank you thank you thank you.

She showed me the hat she knit for her grandson. It is so much
cuter in person.
Yarn is Debbie Bliss Rialto superwash yarn. Pattern is The Little
Flap Cap by Linda Gemmell

She is making Ray a pair of socks for Christmas our to Trekking:

More next week dear blog readers. Have a wonderful week!