Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy Wooliversary to me!

So this year we are celebrating our 7 year wedding anniversary and I am cranking out the knitting projects!  I just finished a hat with yarn that I bought the year that we got married.  It was a gorgeous skein of Blue Sky Alpacas suri merino in Cranberry and I loved and petted it but had no idea what it wanted to be.  Finally I found the pattern for Forest Floor calling for exactly this yarn and knew that is what it was destined for.  Now, I won't promise to look as sophisticated as the model in it but I think I do look nice in berets. (Yes, Josh, I think I do muhahaha).  I  started knitting it on Jan 9th and I cast off today and gave it a good soak.  It is now blocking on a soccer ball so hopefully it will be nice and slouchy.  I admit to being a bit worried when I was knitting it.  Pre-block it looked like it would fit Maegwin, but I had to keep reminding myself that alpaca stretches so it was going to be fine.

The other lately finished object was a set of fingerless mitts in some also old stash yarn, Madelinetosh sock in Tart.  I bought this in 2012, so not as old, but still happy to find the right thing for it.  I love the mitts and they are just the right amount of warmth.  The color is a bear to photograph properly but they are gorgeous.

Not sure what is going on with Blogger and Flickr but the html is not behaving so for now the pictures are kinda small and irritating.  Technical difficulties-I really hate the new Flickr.  I'm sure it was designed to work on a phone or tablet but that is not how I do my stuff so it is just too streamlined for me.  Anywho, I digress.

I also finished a fun little shawlette for Josh's grandma.  I got it done on Christmas eve but wanted to make sure it was dry before I bundled it off to California.  I did get a picture of it blocking though!

I also made a pair of super soft fingerless gloves for my youngest sister-in-law Laura with some yummy alpaca/merino blend yarn.  I had only one skein and again had been struggling to find a pattern.  I really love how they turned out.

The last Christmas knit I did was a striped cowl and hat in neon colors for my niece, Sarah.  I'm trying to just do knits for a select group of people for holidays.  Less stress that way and I think people will get better stuff.  Fear not, other family members, at some point you will be the alternate recipient!
The orange on that literally hurt my eyes to knit.  They were watering like crazy!  It was nice and warm though.  I think I didn't get a pic of the hat but it was a basic beanie with matching stripes.

Next up is the second of a pair of socks that have been a single plus a leg for a really long time.  I think the picture I have of the first is when Maegwin was two!

Things are going well with the pregnancy although I've had some very weird symptoms this time around.  The little guy doesn't make me break out like Maegwin did so I'm happy about that.  On the flip side I am way more tired, feel more crampy, and I had a really odd rash on my stomach for several days.  I'm ready to meet the little guy and be done having another human dependent on what is going on with my own body.  lol!

I leave you with Maegwin's "ghost hair".  Scary isn't it?

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