Saturday, November 24, 2007

AAAAAAAAA!! Only a Month left!

OK, can someone tell me where the heck the time has gone!! I can't believe there is only a month left!! Updates and modifications to my list

Mom & Dad: an afghan - pattern: Luxury Wrap from Afghans on the Double 50% done!
Sister 1 & DH: ripple afghan - pattern: Soft Waves from 200 Ripple Patterns 50% done!
Sister 2: Waves Scarf
DH of S2: scarf (not sure of pattern yet)
niece 1: Fairy Square afghan - 8 of 16 squares completed
niece 2: cropped hoodie (??)

The decision has been made that we are not going to exchange gifts with the cousins this year, so that shortens my list a WHOLE lot! *thank goodness cause I don't think I'd get to those gifts at this point in time!*

friends (10): scarves or bags ** two scarves, 1 bag done!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Updated Christmas Knitting List

OK- After much thought, I have revised my original list. Again, I was trying to take on more than I could chew- so to speak. So, here we go!

- Socks for my Mom (On the needles)
- Hat (cocheted) for my oldest son
- Wand cover for my youngest son
- Something small for my Dad
- Wash Cloth sets for Sisters (done)
- Something special for my 3 year old niece
- Something special for my newlywed brother & his wife
(ideas please)
- washcloths for emergency gifts

So, there it is, my revised list!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

37 Days To Go

I can't believe that there are only 37 days left till Christmas. Since there is so little time left I am reassessing my Christmas list. Here is my updated list...
  • Chevron Scarf 1 for SIL - Finished
  • Chevron Scarf 2 for SIL - Yarn bought
  • Moose Hat for my Dad - 30% done
  • Cobblestone for DH - 20% done
  • Print O' Wave Stole for Mom - Finished
  • Swan Lake Stole for Grandmother - Finished
  • Poncho for Angelina - ?
  • Unicorn for Angelina - Just need to sew the seams
  • Toy Doll for Angelina - ?
  • Twinkletoes for Angelina - Finished

You can check out all my finished projects so far here.

Happy Knitting,


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Finally a Finished Object

Wahoo! I actually am extremely close to having other's finished but had to put them on hold for week or so..

Here's my revised list and the FO

I'm going to do it by family as it makes it easier on my 'mind'...

Walt - ribbed hat (OTN)
Kathy - Felted Bag (next up)
Leila - Felted Bag
Suzanne - Happy Hat (FINISHED)
Conor - Black and red hat

Malach, Rochester
MIL - Felted Bag
FIL - Hmmm?
Joe - Ribbed Hat
Michelle - Felted Bag
Joey - Snowman Hat (needs buttons)
Elijah - Snowman Hat (needs Buttons)
Andrea - Snowman Hat (needs Buttons)

Malach, Pittsburgh
Sarah - Felted Bag

Malach, Wilkes-Barre
John - Ribbed Hat
Abby - Blue hat, Mittens, Scarf, Crayon Scarf
JJ - Dragon Hat, Mittens, Scarf, Crayon Scarf
Chelsea - Snowman Hat, Spongebob Hat,

Pencil Scarf x2
Bus Drivers ?? still thinking

Mystery items x6

I think I can get this done... I'm the little engine that could.. and I'm going to make a concerted effort to try! ;-)

Blogger isn't cooperating on the adding of the photo right now.. so if you want to see it you can stop by my blog...

Further updates

I'm in New York for auditions now (I'm an opera singer), and I only brought small, time-consuming projects with me (a Wisp and a pair of socks, both for myself), so when I'm home on Sunday I really need to get back on the stick...

Scarves: Jeff, Mom, Margaret, Ellie, Christine, Joanna
Progress: Joanna's scarf needs fringe; otherwise I'm done.

"Manly Moebius Cowl": Matt, Mike, BJ, Dad (Birthday)
Progress: All finished but the one for my father; I'm having trouble adapting the pattern for gauge.

Ribbed fingerless mittens: Sandra, Mike W., Fritz, Christina, Lauren, Susie
Progress: The mittens for Sandra, Mike and Susie are done; one of Fritz's is done. I'll see Lauren today, and I'm going to ask her what she actually wants. :)

Women's mittens: Arlette, Laura, Helen, Mom
Progress: need to make Mom's gloves to match scarf; otherwise completed.

Child Hats (various): Brett, Suli birthday (Little Devil Hats); Ellie birthday (Child Hallowig); Suli (House Elf hat)
Progress: Ellie's and both of Suli's are done, but I'm not crazy about how the House Elf hat came out so I may frog it and make something else.

Sleeveless hoodie: Naomi
Progress: I have the yarn, and will start this soon.

And I was planning to get my grandmother some nice yarn, but she's not able to crochet right now because of a cataract and some trouble with her hand. So now I have to make her something, and I have no idea what!

Other completed projects--
Child Mittens: Jack
Lace rib shrug: Cathy (needs pin)
Men's socks: Dad, Grandpa
Hats: Rebecca, Helen (need pin for Helen's hat)

Monday, November 12, 2007

Blue Morning Mitts

These are the second mitts I have made with this pattern. It is very easy and addictive! I want to make more!...

Maine Morning Mitts by Clara Parkes (Knitters Review)
Yarn is Cascade 220 Heather - in blue.

Size 7 needles.


Realising that my Christmas knitting will probably take me until next year I have tried to find faster things too.
Kids will now be getting Loopa scarves instead of knitted ones.
My 15 year old daughter has just given this one her approval and said she would wear it so I might do one for my neice too. ( I was origionally just going to do them for the younger kids ). I must admit I do wear the one that I made for me in cream and gold and I love it.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Finally started...

Mistake rib scarf, looks pink in the photo but is actually bright red. I think this will be for my nephew. Will possibly make more of this as it is quite an easy knit and grows fast.

Seaweed scarf from December's simply knitting magazine. I think this will be for my neice. I am loving this and I think the pink makes it look like coral. I might make another of these for my sister in law if I get time but I am definately planning 1 for me ( maybe after Christmas ) with small beads on.

Socks for my Daughter, Nephew and neice for Christmas. Nephews socks have turned into birthday socks though as it's on Wednesday and we forgot to get him a gift.

There are quite a few items I want to make for gifts but I don't think I will get them all done in time.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Finished Christmas Gift

Well, I have finally completed one (yes 1) Christmas gift so far! Some socks for my Mom in Knit Picks Felici yarn- Firefighter colorway! The kiddos broke my digital camera (the SECOND one in a year) so I cannot post pics ;o(

OTN: a black & purple scarf for my eldest daughter in black & purple stripes, all in garter stitch with the color changing every 20 rows. A "wand" holder from Harry Potter Knits- the Dragon Scale one I'm doing in green with size 3 needles for my youngest son (he is studying to become a Music Teacher and needed a holder for his directing "wand"). Another pair of socks using Lorna's Laces sport weight yarn in Pioneer colorway for Hubby.

Still planned: a pair of socks for a dear friend, some wash cloth sets for sisters, a tie for my Father, something for my new 3 year-old niece (my brother just got married two weeks ago), and now my oldest son as requested a AFGHAN in black & shades of blue! I am thinking of crocheting this since I crochet so much faster than knit. Or, maybe I will finally set up my knitting machine that has been in the box since bought 3 years ago and give it a try for the afghan.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Hello All!!!

I passed the boards for LPN!!!

ok, onto knitting ;)

R-socks, at least one pair and maybe a hat - sock started
Mom-hat (maybe a scarf and sox)
Uncle D-Grandma's blanket - done
Uncle C- Fingerless gloves - started
Aunt R- scarf - done!
Aunt K-scarf - done
Aunt E- scarf - done
Uncle M-hat - done
Poppa R- hat - done
B- hat - done
R's mom-scarf - done
Meme - scarf - done

Just remember - knitting is supposed to be enjoyable!


Present progress

Here is a picture of my 1st Booga Bag. This is the 1st thing that I have felted. I think it turned out great! It's a Xmas gift for my SIL. I have 3 more to make for gifts and 1 for me. I also have a shawl finished for my grandmother that needs to be blocked and I'm over half way through a Charlotte's Web shawl for my Mom. I haven't worked on it for a while. I really need to get moving. I'm also working on a pair of socks for me and need to make a pair for my grandmother. Happy knitting to all!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Christmas List Revisited

Today I'm working on my christmas list... revisiting it, and trying to see what's actually realistic to finish... I promise to post that once I'm done working on it :-) My goal is to get busy on projects this week and see where I am by the weekend with the one's I"ll start today :-)

I"ll post my list a bit later.

Happy knitting folks!