Friday, December 9, 2011

Friday Update...

It's been a good week around here.  My youngest son's anxiety regarding school seems to be better, I've been pretty productive on Christmas decorating/shopping/wrapping, and my knitting is coming along nicely, with few hiccups.

Finished Objects:
I actually finished two additional projects for my MNY Swap package, but was so excited, I boxed it all up and sent it on its way before pictures.  Those projects were an owl puff and a Christmas bell dishcloth.  In addition, I made these two dishcloths to add to gifts for people who are important to my kids:

for my youngest son's school guidance counselor

for my oldest son's piano teacher
And, of course to feed my Dr. Who addiction:
one Tardis sock

On the Needles:
One of my in progress projects will look very familiar.  One of my dogs, Penny the insane beagle girl, decided to have a look on my Hogwarts Express and removed it from the needles.  So, I started that one over.

Hogwarts Express for the Knitabulls December KAL
A Rasta Hat for a friend of my husband's
I also started a Rasta Hat for one of my husband's friends who really doesn't believe I can make one (oh, ye of little faith!)

I will also cast on the second Tardis sock later today.

Stash Enhancement:
my final Zen Yarn Garden sock club skein

this from Spinning Fates

and always something from Fibernymph
I really didn't need any stash yarn (and have already ordered more and am awaiting Fibernymph's update this afternoon!), but there it is and I think they're beautiful.

In other news, I was so disappointed not to get into the Fibernymph Dye Works yarn club, but Lisa is so sweet, she's offering those of us who didn't get in a "consolation" skein.  Really, there's no such thing as a "consolation" skein from Fibernymph Dye Works!

I rarely get comments on this blog, but if you're reading, thank you.  I've considered going the video podcast route, but am really not sure about that.  Maybe this blog will serve as an explanation to my kids as to where all my time and money went!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday Update...

Since it's been 3 weeks since the last Friday Update, there are some finished objects, WIPs, and Stash Enhancements today.

Finished Objects:
My Beagle Brown Vitamin D  
Knitabulls KAL Cowl
Dad's Christmas Vest
I also knitted a washcloth and an owl puff for my Mommy Needs Yarn swap pal, but didn't take any pictures.  I was so excited to get the package together and in the mail that it totally slipped my mind!

On the Needles:
Tardis Socks
Knitabulls Dec. KAL Hogwarts Express

I also want to participate in the Mommy Needs Yarn/Knitting Blooms KAL, but I need to remember there's Christmas coming this month.  SO, if I get my shopping/wrapping done and plan all the other Christmas related chores, I might just squeeze that in, too.

Stash Enhancement:

While in Nags Head for the Thanksgiving holiday, I visited Knitting Addition (my favorite LYS, despite it being 3 1/2 hours from home) and purchased some yarn and this cute bag.  If you can't read the outside, it says, "Life's too short to knit with ugly yarn."  LOVE IT!

For a planned Sothia
Spud and Chloe Fine - hippo
Spud and Chloe Fine - sidewalk
For a planned Thin Ice:

Spud and Chloe Fine - dolphin