Friday, December 30, 2005

Let the 2006 fun begin!!

In the last 4 weeks of 2005 I finished up my first pair of mittens and a toque! All the dirty deets can be ready here. Suffice to say these mittens really are the best thing in minus 0 degree weather. Soft and beautiful.

A gaggle of Socks finished on Boxing Day and ready to hit the mail today. I'm pretty sure they won't fit now that Christmas is done but they'll make spectacular handpuppets one day....

By the time Christmas Day came along I was dying to be knitting something that didn't involve feet or fitting someone else. Keeping in line with with my new year goal of making a sweater with sleeves that fit I have finished the back and half of the front of my Klaralund sweater in Noro. Man that stuff is dreamy although the mysterious stripe of pink at the bottom of the picture has me puzzled.

And got halfway through one pattern of my first intarsia work. Dear lord I don't know if I could love any baby enough to do this again - it's like weightlifting for the fingers...we'll see if it gets done for March. I'm loving the newness of it all right now but I think we know that by the last pattern of the blanket the speed with which I knit and the speed that time passes will be completely out of whack. It's pretty fun right now though.


A couple of friends are coming over for board games and booze tonight. Between the knitting and the board game fascination have I completely lost my hard living edge?

Tune in New Years Eve to find out!!

9 comments:

krista said...

Intarsia scares me. How hard was it to learn?

Jen said...

It's not so bad - the key is bobbins to keep the different colours separate. On the train I didn't have them and I got tangled in myself

krista said...

Haha. Your Klaralund looks wonderful. I am so excited about the finished products (yours and mine). Also, did you knit those mittens from a fleece artist kit?

krista said...

Agh. Never mind. I just read the post underneath it that says that they are Fleece Artist. Oops.

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Jen said...

dude - j and i loved having you guys here and it was awesome that you were able to come to xmas at dan's place.

smooches

Jill said...

Glad to finally see all of the food court socks appear on the blog and the mitties are awesome. Can't wait to see you on the 9th

Melanie said...

I lurve those mittens. They're so pretty!
That Klaralund is looking beautiful too.