Happy New Year!
However, I do love the twinkling lights, the friendliness freely given by strangers, and the excitement of gathering with loved ones - that is something worth celebrating all year long. Another favourite is hearing from friends that have been out of touch through correspondence or telephone calls.
And I love to send a few cards out to those I have been remiss in keeping in touch with. Here are some cards I made to send to friends and family - love to make cards!
I also managed to make a few gifts: the green mittens I posted about in early December ;
A dishcloth for my dear friend Carley who is in Turkey at the moment. I love the stitch pattern repeat on this one: *yarn over, knit 2, pass yo over 2 knit stitches* ; I also knit a toque made from Rowan Biggy Print as well as a removable flower pin for my neice-in-law (no photo!) ; and, finally, a beret
made from Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk and knit in seed stitch on 5 mm addi turbos
for my mother ; I liked this one so much, I'm making one for me too! I just made a few, quick knits, but then, this was meant to be a low-stress holiday!
I did recently started a pair of Hedera socks from knitty.com with Fleece Artist sock yarn (from the stash). I am loving the mix of clear blues and soft grey in this yarn. I'm knitting them magic loop style on addi US#1 and I've turned the heel on the first sock (woo hoo!). These puppies are for moi and I am enjoying them very much so far...very nice pattern...easy to memorize...pretty to look at.
I also have a larger finished object to report: River. It turned out beautifully and I was able to wear it to A's company party and a few other times over the holidays. I will take pictures and report properly once I get the software loaded for our long-awaited family present: a digital slr camera! We picked up a Nikon D50, which is being discontinued, at a descent enough price and I am very excited at the prospect of taking some yarntastic pics of my knitting projects (and craft projects too)!
Happy New Year to all. I wish you the very best for 2007! Be happy and be safe.