Sunday, November 26, 2006

what's going on around here?

stack of knitting


hippie knits

purl scarf, neverending
it's sunday, and you know what that means--we're KNITTING (and crocheting)! THK is here, and she's working on these fabulous elf slippers, which are made of red heart yarn. the yarn feels nasty, and the slipper has so much structural integrity that i am almost convinced you could drink from it, but still--how freakin' cute are these??! i REALLY have to learn to crochet. she's made one whole slipper since 3pm and she's about 1/3 of the way through the second. so cute. the hippie's gotten a good start on his cigar gloves, which he's knitting out of some classic elie inca alpaca. very soft and delicious, and a very close match to the lovely cashmere scarf he made for himself last winter. as you see, fergus is supporting his efforts. in between cooking, i have been working on my purl scarf, which i have to tell you is getting a bit old. that thing's going to be 104" long, and i feel like i may never get there. right now, it's about 89", and the K1, P1 pattern of the stitch is feeling pretty damned old. however, i am determined to finish it before i start anything else. christmas is too close to get that start-a-new-thing disease again--there's not time! in the name of productiity, check out the stack of knitting at the top--this is stuff i've been working on lately. some of it needs to be fleted or finished up, and some is definitely still in progress. the sweater on top has actually been given and then sent back for a bit of neck resizing, which is done. i'll be mailing that back to it's owner tomorrow. anyway--this is just a quick progress report. here i go, back to my K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1......

ps--the house is filled with bad yarn karma today--we have all had snafus and made mistakes. what in the world is up with that??? i think it's the lack of marys. hmmmm.

1 comment:

gray la gran said...

i think you're right about the bad yarn-karma & mary issue. i'm going to stop at the store in cameron village next time i'm over there and get a big bottle of pepper vodka for your freezer!
dinner was delicious! and i wish i finished my slipper! whaaa!