Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Something silly

Last year, in an attempt to add something cute to a friends wedding gift I knit up what I thought would be the first of a set of "Beer Sweaters", a sort of cozy for their beer, but silly.
Well, it came out waaaaayy to wide for a bottle of beer and too small for a bottle of wine. It floated around in my stash for quite awhile until the other day.

She seems to be enjoying it in this cold weather.

(The yarn is Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks that Rock, Heavyweight)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Christmas is finally over!

Yesterday, I met up with some of my work-girl-friends for lunch and an annual tradition; a holiday gift exchange where whatever you give must be handmade! Everyone had come up with some great ideas including a selection of infused vodkas, a serving set made with wine bottle corks, a cute collage, handmade bath products, a handsewn bath towel wrap and I received a gorgeous necklace and earring set.
Needless to say, I knit, as that's what I do. Originally, I had considered trying to branch out, but when I drew my friend Liz's name, I knew she would want a handknit scarf, so that's what I

The details:
Pattern: Yarn Harlot's One Row Handspun Scarf, found at the bottom of this post.
Yarn: Manos Silk Blend, Color 3116 (thanks, so descriptive)
Needles While the yarn calls for 4-6, I went with a 7 for a slightly more airy, less dense fabric.
Starting tomorrow night, we'll be having house guests for the next 8 days or so, starting with Tall Guys friend and ending with some of mine friends from Boston. Can't wait for a good visit, but it means I won't be here too much for the next week or two! Hope everyone is staying warm!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Back to Reality

After over two weeks off from work, it had to happen. I had to come back. Oh well.
In the meantime, I had a very fibery Christmas, receiving lots of knitting related gifts from the Tall Guy and my parents. Details to follow, but until parents gave me a gift certificate to The Loopy Ewe! What shall I buy?!? Decisions, decisions...