Yesterday was our knitting groups Christmas breakup and a great time was had by all. It was also time to give out our Secret Santa presents. So I can now reveal the project that I had to be secretive about, remember the box. Well I can now reveal that this was the project hiding inside.
The Mason Dixon log cabin afghan was what took up a great deal of my time, I enjoyed every minute of this project and I even would like to make another one someday. This one is now residing at Ms Stashs and there will be a certain cat who will love it too I am sure.
So who was spoiling me this year? The lovely and very talented Cathy. She made the most gorgeous scarf, in my favourite colour. It is made with a technique called broomstick crochet, it will get a lot of wear when our cold weather returns next winter. Also she included some yummy coffee from Hudsons and she even thought of Rocky and included a couple of toys for him to play with, thankyou so much Cathy.
I have four squares left to do for the lizard ridge afghan and I am also making a couple of hats for my etsy shop. My children finish school tomorrow so that will mean a lot more noise but at least all the running around involved with school and school activites will finish for a couple of months. So till next time,
Monday, December 04, 2006
Fifteen squares of the Lizard Ridge Afghan completed and nine more to go. I am really going to get stuck into them over the next few days as I would love to have this finished by Christmas!! Nothing like putting a deadline on your knitting is there. I must say that I love knitting these squares even if the thought of sewing them all together is a bit daunting. I am seriously considering making version 2 of this pattern but instead of using Noro I would simply choose two contrasting colours of 12 ply. Noro is a lovely wool but I have been somewhat disappointed with the over use of a certain colour, which I have whinged about several times now so wont go on about it anymore but I think the evidence is clear in the above photo.
Took part in a car boot sale over the weekend, the spot cost me $5 and I sold some stash, just bits and pieces of yarn left over from previous projects. Also some pieces of Tupperware from my days as a demonstrator and would you believe that I came home $206 richer, yippee. Will this be spent on more wool you ask? Normally that would be a yes but no not even something that is knit related, an autoharp is going to be heading my way. I learnt to play one in high school, not very well I must admit, but they are not too difficult to play and it has been on my to do list for quite a few years now. The old saying of never being too old to learn or something like that, so wish me luck and I will keep you posted on my musical frustrations.