Friday, December 21, 2012

A Ho ho whole lot of Christmas spirit!

It's snowing, a lot, there are christmas movies on TV, Christmas music on the radio, Christmas aromas in the kitchen, Christmas decorations everywhere and knitted presents!!!

Here's a look at some of the things I've been working on:

 A Snappy Hat with a pompom and an improvised cowl, both in alpaca.

The cowl that was all scrunched up in the picture above.

One of two Frolicking deer hats in Briggs & Little Sport. They're hilarious!

                                           A red and white Inga hat also in Briggs & Little Sport.

Another navy and white Snaw Heid, missing its pompom...

Still another Snappy Hat with a Palindrome scarf in alpaca. I love those reversible cables!

I have a few more knits that I really can't show you until Christmas...

There's a bit more blocking to do, a few more pompoms to make and add, another cowl to make, but all in all, I'm pretty much on top of things. At least, I think so... ;-)

Let me leave you with a picture of my cat enjoying the Christmas tree and warming himself in front of the Aga.

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

A sneak peek...

I've been knitting, cooking and decorating for Christmas! Busy, busy, busy!

I can't show you everything, I don't want to ruin the surprise...

But since it's december, since I'm in a Holiday mood, here is a sneak peek at a some things I've been working on.

First of all, a navy blue and white Snawheid.

 I simply fell in love with Kate Davies new hat design. I just had to modify it a little bit to match my gauge. I did 3 snowflake rows instead of 4 and I did stranded ribbing (because I think it looks beautiful!)

Kate is coming out with a book on monday! Go check out her blog for a preview of the contents. It looks fabulous and I want to knit everything in it!!!

Back to the Christmas knitting pile, I also finished an alpaca sweater for a friend's son who is studying abroad for the year. He was very clear about what he wanted, the yarn, the color, the shape and the initial. I listened. I did exactly what he asked for...
I really hope he likes it!!!

It was still a little bit damp when I took the picture, that's why it's on the table. The angle gives it a strange shape, but don't worry, the sleeves aren't tiny, they just look like it! ;-)

O.K. Time to go decorate the Christmas tree!