Christmas Gifts are Finished!

I am happy to report that all my Christmas knitting is finished and it’s not Dec. 26th! Wohoo! I added a hat to the mittens I finished for my dad a couple weeks ago. I used the same Artful Yarns Museum. It was also a very fast knit that I just made up the pattern for.

My Dad's Christmas Hat

My Dad's Christmas Hat

I finished a scarf for my mom the weekend before finals and decided that she should have some mittens to go with it similar to the ones I made for myself. I decided this after she put my mittens on every time I took them off….maybe she was hinting, maybe not but I took the bait anyway.

My Mom's Chistmas Scarf and Mittens

My Mom's Christmas Scarf

My Mom's Christmas Mittens

I used the same Artful Yarns Portrait Mohair for her scarf and her mittens but I added Cascade Yarns Jewel Hand Dyed to the mittens.

I had a decent amount of yarn left after the mitten so I had to choose something to finish it off with…I just couldn’t leave the excess in a ball, it was just too fun to knit with! I also had some yarn left from my mittens but not as much. My sister-in-law suggested a tote. Well, i decided this was a great idea but I just made a little wristlet knitting bag and I completely used up the excess of both yarns!

Knitting Wristlet

Knitting Wristlet

I finished this in an evening (albeit a long one) and the next day I was at a Holiday event waiting in line knitting a sock held in this bag. A couple people commented on my knitting and on my bag, they thought both were cool and I certainly agree!

Great Knitting Help Site!

Knitting at Knoon is a great knitting help site! It has many videos to help with different cast ons, decreases and many other things! It has a very easy method for a provisional cast on which I had only found very confusing directions for in the past. Every one should check out this site whether you are a novice or an expert! It is a great way to learn or to show new knitters helpful techniques!

A Welcome Break

Now that finals have been completed for a week and I’ve had some time to relax and knit (these two things are actually synonymous), I am ready for a couple posts about what I’ve been up to.

I did do some studying for my finals (this is pretty rare) and so far my grades have been pretty good! I’m still waiting on the verdict from my most difficult class, but my other grades are 3 “A’s” and 1 “A-“. Only 1 semester to go before I get to wear the cap and gown! May 12, 2007, Wohoo!

I finished the socks for my brother-in-law on time for the celebration on Dec. 3 but apparently never took a picture of the finished product. I also finished my Jaywalker’s the next weekend.

This is my hubby and I at the Science Museum (and the sock) and my finished pair chillin’ on the Christmas Tree.

Me and my Hubby at the Science Museum Completed Jaywalkers

I also decided that I needed a fun & warm pair of mittens so I adapted the mitten pattern I used for my dad’s mittens (from the last post).

My New Mittens

I used Cascade Yarns “Venezia” a 70% merino wool/30% silk blend and Artful Yarns “Portrait” a 70% mohair blend. These are very warm!

I think that’s about it for now! Off to tackle laundry and Christmas presents!