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December 28, 2006

Survival

Yes. I have survived. The holidays.
I wanted to have a nice picture of our tree and say nice things to all my blogging friends but I just didn't have time. Sigh.......There are only so many hours in the day and well something had to give.

Anyway... I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and I hope you all have a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Guess what? I didn't finish my hubby's hat in time! But that's okay. I wrapped it up and gave it to him anyway. It's not like I haven't done it before. (right Lemon?) I did finish it though.

hubbyshat.jpg

I am really happy how this one turned out. It is probably the best one I have done so far. I am really liking this fairisle thing. As long as it is in the round.

specs:
Pattern: We Call them Pirates from Hello Yarn
Yarn: Dale of Norway Haulk in Army Green and Maroon
Needles: US Size 3 circulars

My son loved his hat too! I finished it in plenty of time.

imoutahere.jpg

The cat said: "I'm outta here"
Specs
Pattern: We Call them Pirates from Hello Yarn
Yarn: Dale of Norway Falk (Bright Red and Black)
Needles: US Size 3 circulars

I also made some mittens out of my very own handspun!

handspunmitts.jpg

Specs:
Pattern: From the pattern book by Anne Budd
Yarn: My own handspun tencel/merino (dark blue) 100% Alpaca (light blue)
Needles: US Size 6 Double pointed

These are a gift. She has really long hands and I hope they fit. I also made her this hat:

norohat.jpg

Specs: Noro 1 skein hat
Yarn: Noro Shinano (from the sale bin) Color #1. It has nice flecks of blue and pink and others.
Needles: US Size 8 Double Pointed and circular

Well there you have it. My hands didn't turn into claws. I wouldn't allow that. I also DID NOT finish my shawl like I told one of my commenters. But I will finish it. It is next on my list. Promise. I also have a sweater, 2 pairs of socks, another sweater......the list is endless. But I will not start anything new until they are done. You heard it here!

I am hoping to post tomorrow for my year end wrap up. I need to go through my list of goals and see if I achieved any of them. I think I did about a 1/3rd. If you don't hear from me, HAPPY NEW YEAR and thank you so much for commenting! I see a contest in the new year!

Love to all!


Posted by beth at December 28, 2006 12:13 PM

Comments

So good to hear from you and that your Christmas was a super one! If I ever get up the gumption to do fair isle, then I'm all about the pirate hats. Those are just great!!!

Happiest of New Years and may there be many, many FOs in the next twelve months.

Posted by: Sheepish Annie at December 28, 2006 12:51 PM

oooh, i'm going to make that pirates hat for my dad with dale of norway falk. any tips? :)

glad to hear that you had a merry christmas! a happy new year to you and yours!

Posted by: gleek at December 28, 2006 12:56 PM

Glad you're back biggeek.. but you better get busy finishing up the projects already on the needles if you plan to fit some sewing in there too!

And HAPPY NEW YEAR to the rest of the geek family too!

Posted by: Mia at December 28, 2006 03:12 PM

Good to see you back in blogland, big geek! Hope you and the family had a wonderful holiday!

Posted by: diana at December 28, 2006 04:36 PM

hey there!

the hats look great. i especially love the first one since the pirates are subtle. you don't see them right away.

Posted by: maryse at December 28, 2006 06:37 PM

all beautiful. love the noro hat - it looks like tweed!

Posted by: Cristina at December 28, 2006 08:51 PM

still love the hat and mittens. They are getting me through the winter happily and with comments of admiration. And, the wrist warmers still gain attention wherever they are - even in church when I shake "peace with you" and my neighbor gets a feel of them. Big hit. Tonight my little 10 year old knitting freind will see biggeek for the first time. I'll think she'll be inspired. Thanks for sharing your talents generously. Your friend, long hands - M

Posted by: marya at February 2, 2007 09:37 AM

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