Here it is . . . 2008. What did you do for New Year's Eve? I stayed home and watched a movie and knit. Enjoyed every minute! Once I saw the ball go down, it was off to bed for me. We were supposed to get a ton of snow, but that didn't happen here. We got maybe 2 inches, some areas got a lot more. It sounds like the roads were quite treacherous last night. I'm glad it missed us this time.
My daughter got me this yarn and knitting items for Christmas:
I've been wanting to try some new dishclothes some time in the future so I can use that little booklet to try a new pattern, and I can always use point protectors. I'll figure out something for that yarn someday.
My son got me this book for Christmas:
So . . . since Michaels had all their yarn and knitting supplies for 30% off I had to go buy some felting wool. Not sure what I'll make with it, I'll probably try something small to begin with, I've never felted before. And since I was at Michaels I bought this yarn:
I'm going to start a knit-along and make some fingerless mittens with it. I'll be casting that on later today. Such a pretty pink. These will be for my daughter, she loves pink this season. I want to get them done before she leaves again for school.
I also bought another set of size 6 DPNs and a clicker counter thing for keeping track of rows. A knitter can never have enough of those. That stuff was also 30% off. I love a sale!
I finished the Fetching I was making for my daughter:
No matter how many times I take a picture of this the color never comes out correct, it's a real muted pink/purple mix. Pretty yarn. It was a Sensations brand from Joann. I've also started a pair of Fetching for me:
Bright green huh!!! These are so cool. I love them. I used Sensations Angel Hair from Joann to make these. I've got one done so far, I'm taking a break to do the knit-along then I'll get back to the second one. This yarn is pretty nice to work with, I've never used it before. I can't complain, it knits up nicely. And oh soooooooooooooooo soft to the touch. These little mitts will be nice and warm. I modified the pattern a little bit and added some extra rows in the middle as I have large hands and didn't do the picot bind off as in the pattern.
I guess that's it for today. I haven't gone to the LYS yet, I've got enough to keep me busy for a while. But I am looking forward to it!
In the meantime I want to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!