Does everyone know how much the Spiders kick ass? I hadn't posted about it, but they really made christmas come early with the most amazing birthday gift, shortly after the special day. I recently got to take a test drive on my brand new blocking board.
Lucy, Dizzle, and Darla couldn't resist checking it out. Thank you so much to all of you who helped give such a generous gift. And even those that couldn't put in, you guys rock too. Look at this thing!>?!@ I love my spiders :) Who could ask for a better group of women?
It has been awhile since my last post, and there has been so much crafting going on, but first let me share the awsome gift Big A got, without any hints from me: The KIPer Knitting Bag Set
This bag set is perfect for the crafter on the go. God that sounded dorky. But really, I can't even count how many pockets this thing has, and each craft bag has it's own detachable shoulder strap at different lengths! I've already switched bags and transferred the wallet- you can't imagine how thrilling it is.
((If you haven't noticed yet, my goal for 2007 is to include as many cat pictures as possible into this blog.))
And for the holiday Big A and I went to Long Island to be with his family and we had a great time. I got quite a bit of knitting done while I was out there, including another inch or two on the Sienna Cardigan. But since that is such a big project, I cast on for some split finger mittens, or shall I say smittens? I hadn't tried my hand at mittens yet, but i figured it was time, and I think they came out nicely.
Pattern: Split Finger Mittens (I'm calling them smittens)
From: Vogue Knitting Mittens and Gloves, Knitting on the Go a cute book with lots of interesting patterns.
Yarn: Leftover Brooksfarm from the Accidential Kinda Sweater, this stuff is so sweet.
Needles: Size 5 DPNs
Time: about two serious knitting days. 5-6 hrs per mitten?
Mods: I did the straight up ribbing, it called for twisted rib, but I don't like it as much. And the ribbbing is even, it's just shoddy in the picture.
For: My lovely roomate and friend Laura, who also happens so be a smoker, so she'll love 'em.
This pattern was so fun and quick that I decided to do another pair for myself with some other Brooksfarm that I had lying around.
Lastly, I cast on for a scarf for my sisters roomate who just moved here from Mexico. He's completely unprepared for the winter, and has requested a scarf. I'm working up some Lambs Pride bulky, so this baby should be done soon.
I hope you'll notice my new knitting bag and needles from The Sassy Stichess. I got these at the spider halloween party. She made that knitting bag herself. Check out some other things she's made at her Etsy shop.