Anyway, I have been listening to Christmas carols non stop and thinking about what I am going to get for my family and friends. I also have plans to get some shortbread made as gifts for my swap partners. Oh the lists keep on growing!
|One down, One to go|
I was clearly productive in the time off of work during the holidays. I went from one cuff to a 1.5 completed mitts. I have since weaved all of the ends in on the left mitt and started the fingers for the right mitt. I hope to get the right one done tonight because I still have a hat to make for a gift.
One thing I can say is that, while I like the finished result, this pattern is riddled with mistakes and some issues. I followed the size small directions so far an had to make some modifications, thankfully I get the general construction and was able to fix some things.
|Pretty Colored Lights!|
I have had a Color Affection on my to do list for ages but hadn't found anything that inspired me to make the shawl. Now if your a frequent visitor her at the musings, then you know I like me a garter shawl. Anyway, I was inspired by Candy Affection by Maria of Kiwiria Knits and I found this lovely yarn at the Pittsburgh Indie Knit and Spin Festival. When I saw the sparkily multicolored yarn from Fibernymph Dye Works I know it had to be a shawl.
So I picked a lovely grey and went home to check out my stash for the third color. I had a lovely teal blue in Shalimar Yarns Breathless and knew I found my set of colors.
So as soon as December rolled around I got my needles moving and started this shawl. I am really pleased so far but I can't wait for the colors to start to blend and meld together. But the stripy pattern is pretty awesome too!