Friday, January 02, 2009
I know, I am late to blogging today. Sorry, I went into a psychotic cleaning mode and couldn't stop! I am talking floors washed, stairs vacuumed, baseboards washed, stuff's dusted, and yeah, I even tackled the basement. There were saw horses up (from the kitchen remodel), boxes every where, paint cans in odd places, and OH MY STARS... the floor! It so totally needed to have the shopvac run over it. I am just now sitting down and relaxing with a round of bowling on Wii with Ron, Jacob and Lauren. Calling me a multi-tasking Momma... I Wii bowl and blog... at the same time. I am good.
I was sorta at a loss for what to write about today. Then it hit me... I never showed you guys some of the secret Christmas goodies I made and gifted. The top one was a hat I made for my Mom. The yarn is Berreco Peruvia and the pattern is called "Robin's Egg Blue Hat". My Mom loves to gush to her friends at the YMCA in the water walking class she takes about what I do. Only problem is, she doesn't wear my jewelry. She doesn't wear any jewelry really. I thought this hat would be perfect with one of my beads. Now she has a bead to show off to her friends!
So, um, yeah, my sister's gift is only half done. But she understands. There are "Super Easy Leg Warmers" from the book Last Minute Knitted Gifts. The yarn is "Dream In Color", my absolute favorite. They have colorways that make my mouth water. I actually just ordered up some of their "fatty" sized yarn for a new sweater for myself. YUM! What I love about these is the length. They are supposed to be 26ins long, but I cast off around 22in. Still plenty long at that length! Just long enough to slip over your heel and keep some of your foot warm.
This is another sister gift. This time, a cowl. The Dolores Park Cowl to be exact, with some modifications. The yarn is Misti International Alpaca and is some of the softest yarn I have ever had the pleasure of working with. And again... yum yum yummy colors. It was a super fast knit and that worked because I couldn't give her two unfinished gifts. HA!