Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Break Time Is Over

A couple of weeks have passed since my last update. Sorry about that but, like many of you, I was under the gun and overcommitted on handmade holiday items. Plus, silly me fell on a patch of ice whilst headed for the back door of my home. I banged my already damaged right arm enough to warrant a doctor visit and painkillers. Nerve compression be damned! I was going to finish what I started.

Remember back in August when I started (and subsequently re-knit) a sweater for my Mom? She was kind enough to give me some slack month after month until I promised, hell or high water, to have it for her for Christmas. And I did finish, but not until midnight on Christmas Eve. I cut it so close that I forgot to take a picture of it. She promises to model it for me sometime so I can prove it really does exist. Truthfully, I'm glad to be rid of it. Remind me to never, ever knit cotton tape or railroad yarn again!

I did manage to pump out a few other things, including a baby blanket which Nikita felt the need to inspect:

Nik with baby blanket
A scarf for an 8-month old made from stashed Rowan Cork (a matching hat is on the way):
Axel's new scarf
And last, but not least, a scarf for the 10-year-old daughter of a friend of mine. See, today is her birthday. Thanks, by the way, for the suggestions on what to do with the silk and alpaca yarn. I toyed with doing Misty Garden from ScarfStyle, but instead used a pattern from Vogue Knitting Crocheted Scarves as the basis for this one. Add a triangular border and pompom and it's good to gift for the party tonight:

Gabrielle's birthday scarf
Also on the FO roster are a blue striped baby sweater and a double-stranded garter stitch mohair scarf.

On tap for next year? Beaded lace knitting and socks. Plus a new pattern or two. Wish me luck. I may be reaching out to you for advice on both. Until then, "Happy New Year!"

2 Comments:

Blogger Debi said...

Beautiful gifts all, Karen! Sorry they were so stressful for you :(
I might have a Chrismas in July KAL to get those gifts started EARLY...you game?

Hope your arm feels better soon!

Nikita is so cute!

Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours!

12/29/2005 04:03:00 AM  
Blogger Happy said...

The baby blanket looks incredible. What yarn and pattern did you use? Oh, yes I overcommitted during Christmas. I showed up still knitting my sisters scarf, but she did end up having a finished scarf before I left. hehe...

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1/25/2006 02:26:00 PM  

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