Friday, December 01, 2006

Some more Christmas FOs

Hope everyone had a nice, relaxing Thanksgiving. Thanks for all the nice comments about Arisaig. I wore it to work on Monday and my co-workers really liked it.

I am SO SO happy to report that I am almost done my Christmas knitting! The Thanksgiving long weekend gave me some free time to finish up some of that stuff, so first I present the Girlfriend Shrug:

It's for my seven year old niece. I used Knitpicks Swish in aloe, sunshine, bubblegum and ballerina. The sleeves are trimmed with some girly, eyelashy yarn I had in my stash.

Next up are hats #6 and #7. They are for a brother and sister:

Again, used Knitpicks swish. The girl hat was done using Grumperina's Odessa pattern and I added some little flowers all the way around. The boy hat was done in charcoal, sunshine, red pepper and capri blue. Am I sick of Swish yet? Not quite, but almost. It does knit up really nicely with even stitches and it's really soft.

And, last but not least, I did find time to start a new project for me . . . one I've been dying to start: Forecast.

I'm using Cascade 220 tweed in a dark purple. This picture really shows the little flecks of blue, red, yellow and green. I'm almost done the yoke. Boy, does this part go slooooow. Over 200 sts on the needle. I should reach the underarm tonight!


  1. I like the Odessa hat very much - the flowers are so flapper.

    I know what you mean about all those 200+ stitches. I'm currently working St Brigid in the round - there are 300 stitches on the needles. At first it felt like FOREVER, but I soon got used to it. I just keep telling myself "I'm doing TWO things at once. TWO."

    How did you like knitting the girlfriend shrug? I'm thinking of it for my niece as well.

  2. Cute FOs! Glad to hear that you're almost done with gift knitting. I really need to focus on gifts myself!

  3. Wow, you've been doing some serious knitting. All of the FOs look great, and I can't wait to see Forecast when it's finished.

  4. Whoa, you are kicking butt on that Christmas knitting. Not bad! I love the hats. The flowers are great.

  5. Anonymous12:22 AM

    LOVE the hat! You go girl...getting Christmas done this early is unheard of in this knitters world.




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