Happy New Year!

I know it doesn’t look like I’ve done much lately, but believe me, I have. Christmas was super busy knitting socks for MIL, a scarf for my mom (on Christmas Day!) I finished the sweater for my SIL. Really it had been done since July, but I never bought the buttons. So I was sewing those on the week before Christmas.

Since Christmas I have almost finished another scarf. Nothing too fancy. I had the yarn left over from the “Homeless Scarf Project” that our church did this year. The yarn is Lion Brand Homespun. I have mostly shunned the fiber available at stores like Michael’s but I am discovering that even Lion Brand is producing some nice product. Homespun is all poly/acrylic, but very soft. Unfortunately it ravels a lot. I made tassels for my mom’s scarf and it is now getting fiber all over her. Oops. I don’t think she minds.

She was telling my MIL that she wanted me to knit her something. This was while I was in the kitchen hiding away trying to finish her scarf! I was late on this project because I started MIL’s socks 2 weeks before Christmas and there was more knitting than I thought. They were actually a full size sock, but the picture has the cuff rolled. I thought the cuff was just decorative. I hope they are not itchy. I made them from a Lana Grossa sock yarn that I found in Texas. It seemed soft when I bought it, but after working with it for a while it felt somewhat itchy. I also made them rather large because she complained that she can’t find socks that fit her. Well, I hope these do. I haven’t heard anything about them yet. I’m sure I will.

I have also gone back to my Oriel Lace Blouse. I’m working on the sleeves and am almost to the sleeve cap. There’s something I want to change though. The place where you add on stitches I have used purl stitches and it looks funky to me. So I think I am going to switch all these stitches to what the pattern should be other than increases and decreases. Knits for the knit rows and purls for the purl rows. Hopefully it will blend a little better then.

I got a new camera for Christmas. Now I just got to upload the pics!

Pictures uploaded 1/6/08

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