Friday, January 05, 2007

Happy New Year!

Okay, so I'm a little late. I'm not a flibbertigibbet for nothing y'know!

I was away for a bit, but now I'm back and I got some knitting done while away. I finished the whole back panel of Chill Chaser (I just realized they have a website, so THAT is the sweater I'm making for my son) and have gotten a start on the right front panel. The colours I'm using are a dark grey and the contrast trim is actually the red colour I'm going to make my hoodie out of.

If I keep going at a healthy clip, I may even get it done while he still fits it. Actually, I should. He's long and lean but not bulky so the 3/4T size that I cast on for should fit just fine for the next little while. I'd been holding up the piece to his back as I knit to get an idea if I needed to go up a size or not, and he's all excited about it.

Every time I get him to 'come stand here and let Mommy hold this up to you' he goes 'My sweater!' and gets all hyper. I'll give progress pics when I get a chance to dig out the camera from the trip and find a place to photo from.

I did get one hat done (which my brother tells me will sit in his truck until it gets cold enough to freeze his ears and then he'll use it) and the fingerless gloves which were well recieved. One hat didn't get finished though, ah well. I got him other stuff he liked.

I've also crossed off several things from my wish list! I now have a knitting needle case (well, I can cross off the straight needle case...) and another large bag to store my knitting at home and carry between upstairs and down. I fnally got a copy of Stitch & Bitch and Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter which had me in stitches and tears alternately. I plan to read it again soon, and buy more of her books. I also got two seasons of Pretender to watch while knitting! Now I've gotten plenty to keep my hands busy, and plenty to keep my thoughts busy too (hopefully not so much that I distract myself from one or the other..)

But now is the time to relax and bask at home in the joy of being at home, so I'm going to go hang out and do some more knitting. See how far I can get on this piece..

1 comment:

Gina said...

That is going to be one cute sweater Arsie! Happy New Year to both of you.