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Christmas/winter WIPS and WIMS

Christmas is coming up..and fast.  As usual, around this time every year I suddenly realize how close it is to Christmas time and I panic.  You’d think, since Christmas is every year, I wouldn’t be so surprised when it gets to that time of year.  I mean the date doesn’t change.  It doesn’t just randomly pop up yelling “surprise!”  So anyway, I have very little time to get all that I would like to get done before the big day.

My neice and nephew are pretty much the only ones I plan on making gifts for.  Hailey loves Hello Kitty so I plan on making her a pillow with a picture of HK on it, and perhaps her mane on the back.  She will also get the HK teddy I made her since I never gave it to her… I know, I am a terrible aunt lol. 

I found this pattern for a HK ear flap hat.  I started it last night and it worked up quickly.. though I’m not too sure about the size, mine looks alot narrower than the creators. 

I also found this pattern for a monkey hat for Aiden.  His mom calls him a monkey so I thought it would be cute.

I participated in another swap at crochetville and my partner sent me some really nice yarn which I can’t get in any stores up here.. she was from the States.  The yarn is I Love This Cotton from Hobbly Lobby, colourway is Summer Sky.  It is soooo soft and has such nice drape, when I get a chance I will definately have to order some online.  I digress though..

So it has been pretty cold here lately and since I got this lovely yarn, I would make myself a scarf.  I though I would knit it instead of crochet because I really need to work on my knitting skills and let’s face it, a scarf isnt brain surgery so I figured I would be successful.  Looking through my copy of Donna Kooler’s Encyclopedia of Knitting, I found some really pretty stitch patterns.  I finally settled on the Diamond Brocade pattern.  I don’t really know why but I had to restart it about 5 times because I kept messing up.  I got frustrated and put it down to start on the HK hat or my neice.  Well this morning I decided to tackle it and I am loving how it is looking.

  After about 2 or so hours I now have this:

I’m surprised at how fast it’s working up… not as fast as crochet does but alot faster than I thought it would.

2 comments November 17, 2011

So I’ve discovered…

That I am not a very good blogger. I want to be and I want to blog and I also mean to. But somehow I just haven’t. Maybe instead of a New Year’s resolution, I will have a November resolution; which will be to blog more often.

So not a whole lot has been going on, I have just been crocheting up a storm trying to get ready for Christmas, which, by the way has snuck up on me. Suddenly it’s November and I stll have the mindset that I have months and months left to finish everything. Yikes! I have started on the blanket I’m making for my grandmother, I’m still working on the poncho for Tabitha… and, well that’s it. Here is a list of everything I have to make:
1) Grandmother – Blanket, teddy bear
2) Grandfather – tree frog
3) Mike – hat and scarf set
4) Tabby – poncho, barbie clothes, teddy bear, doll, doll clothes
Plus a shawl, a teddy bear and penguin for my aunt and cousins.
Over extend myself much? Oh well lol.

I got my swap package from my partner over at Crochetville. It is wonderful! The shawl is so soft and pretty!DCFC0032 And she also included handmade stitchmarkers, a thread teddy, and a package of steel Boye hooks(!) DCFC0037
Wasn’t she thoughtful? I can’t say enough how much I have enjoyed getting to know her and to swap parcels with her!DCFC0039

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