Monday, December 31, 2007

Drive-by post

Just in from the remainder of holiday travels after a long weekend in Maine with my inlaws.

For the knitting war: my one and only gift knit was complete on the 22nd, and opened by the giftee on the 25th. Socks for my mom in Socks that Rock medium weight, color "Barney Rubble". Picot cuff, 60 stitches.

And for your amusement or horror - look what husband spotted in the local Maine paper this weeekend! Can you imagine?

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Just in Time

I finished my second mitten just in time for the next batch of snow to hit our area. I love these things with all my heart. They are my first pair of adult mittens that I've knit and I'm thinking they won't be my last. Quick, warm and pretty - you can't beat that.
Project Specs:
Pattern: Bird in Hand by Kate Gilbert
Yarn: Elle Rae Classic, color 17 (brown) and 7(blue)
Needles: #3
Notes: A really wonderful pattern, the fit it perfect. I think I'm the only one who knit these on such large needles (most on the knitalong on Ravelry are on 1s or 2s) - I guess I knit a little tight. Like everyone else, I am in love with the little birdie detail on the thumbs.

Cheryl tried to talk me into making them a gift ffor her, thus upping the tally for me for the Knitting War, but sadly for her, there's no way I'm parting with them. That said, I am being taunted via emails from the Knitting Ruler in charge of the War to share my progress, so I will share that I still only have the single gift project, and it is 75% complete. It will most certainly be done by Christmas (perhaps even by today), but that is all I can share at the moment.

Won't be back to the blog till probably the week after New Years (busy busy busy!) but I wish you all a safe and fun holiday.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Racing again....

Well, I just discovered from reading Cheryl's blog that we've been pitted against each other in this Holiday Knitting War. I love competing against Cheryl, as she's great at smack talking and despite her mild-mannered demeanor has a crazy ass competitive streak that's fun to play off of. This will bring back memories of the Great Moth Race of `06.

For anyone keeping pace, my charity will be The National MS Society. From my understanding, you can up the ante by going to the Knitting War website and telling them you're in for me, and by doing so, offering a matching $5 donation per item that I complete prior to the 12/31/07 deadline. I should be a cheap date for this, as I have just one gift item.....and Cheryl, I'm more than halfway done, so you'd best get your needles in gear.

I leave you with PumpkinBoy's late afternoon project:

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I'm In!

I received a mysterious email yesterday:

1,2,3,4 I declare a KNITTING WAR…………………………..YOU have been chosen…should you choose to accept this mission, you will receive your orders soon….via your blog….your war will be against another yet fun and famous knitter.
What are the details you say…..to see who can finish ALL Christmas knitting before Christmas……the reward for winning this war you ask……a donation of $5 per winners project to afore mentioned charity of their choice…….anyone wishing to join in must sign in to whomever’s blog they represent by stating “I’M IN” this means they too will meet with every finished project $5 to the charity of winners choice. The secret agents at hand will be keeping track of whose who. I cannot tell you who these 3 people are….well, I could, but then I would have to take all your stash so mumms the word ‘eh.
So strong warrior……………..do you choose or not!!!!

I know of one other who got this mail, and while I rather purposefully do not assign myself ambitious holiday knitting, I do have just one lonely gift project (never blogged about, for reasons that should be apparent) that must be completed by Christmas, so I'm game for a little race in the name of fun and charity. I'm also a sucker for mystery and intrigue so I want to know who the secret agents are too.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Wednesday, December 05, 2007

One Year of Dizzle

Happy Birthday my Little Dizzle!

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

For a more wordy tribute (and the same slideshow again) see here.