Monday, December 31, 2012

A last look at the old year - and a Happy New Year to come

I just couldn't resist tucking that last cabled scarf into the picture - it'll be done by tonight. 

A happy and peaceful New Year (full of knitting) to you all!

My 2012 creations

I have to say that my favorite knits were the ones connected to Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp. Simple as they were, those projects were the most fun. Also, my Mobius cowl was quite an experience.  And that Challenge Lopi Sweater? Although Youngest Child is not enchanted, Youngest Daughter has asked for a cream colored Lopi cardigan. Hmm. Knitting is contagious!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Countdown to Christmas

The snow has arrived - finally!

Lucia Fest came and went successfully - the number of beautiful Nordic sweaters, dancing children and smiley Swedish faces was like the flip side of that quote about "you'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." 

I finally blocked my Wilhimina Shawlette.

And, once I tinked back the mistake cables, the cabled boot toppers began to whir along.

Things don't move along until this gent takes a nap, however . . .

I let him stay on the chair long enough to get a good photo.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

A bundle, a baby, and a book

In October, I committed to the 2 Knit Lit Chicks Gradient Shawl Knit a Long. No problem, I bought some excellent yarn from Desert Vista Dye Works and I decided on the Wilhimina Shawlette from "What would Madame Defarge knit?" for my pattern.

Well, I finally finished the shawl yesterday - it isn't blocked but that's okay. It looks like a bit of a bundle but it will block out beautifully.

And at the same time, we got a new baby in the house, 

Meet Nico! 

So, far, it's been a bit of nap off at our house. Our older German Shepherd, Zelda, has been studiously ignoring the new boy.

And, yesterday was also the end of 
National Novel Writing Month!

This was the second year I've participated and once, again, I finished right on the dot. Basically, give me a deadline and I'll walk right up to it.

Today - time to nap, bake some muffins and knit some socks. And walk that pup - again!