Thursday, December 29, 2011

Holiday Greetings

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas (and of course any other holiday you might celebrate instead) and wish you a happy New Year! It's been go-go-go around here, so I'm sorry about not posting this like I promised after the last post. My camera was loaned out and I couldn't snap anything until I got back from my cousin's wedding in Seattle. But, anyways, here are the pictures as promised...holiday rings! I was basically fiddling around Dec 5th with the leftover yarn from my Merry Xmas Wreath.
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this first one is my favorite, and reminds me of the Winter Season in general.
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This one is called "Christmas Wreath."
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"Happy New Years Eve" ring.
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Here's a pic of my current project, a Striped Modular Vest that is mitered. I plan on tweaking the pattern so that the stripes form more of a "X." Also, an I-cord edging seems necessary, so I plan on adding that to it. (I'm thinking about deleting the collar too.) Since I wouldn't ever wear a turtle neck shirt, I'll wear a boat neck, or similar with it.
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My boy's first professional photoshoot. Aren't they cute? They are growing up soo fast!
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Enjoy the rest of your holidays! Relax a bit if you can.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Merry Knitmas Wreath

Merry Knitmas Wreath

Back in business with my laptop that my hubby took with him on his first official work trip. Here's what came off the needles several days ago, along with another holiday items that will be posted in the next day or so:

I dub thee the "Merry Knitmas Wreath." It hangs proudly on my door, despite the fact that I haven't put on the LED lights to go along with it. It's really a simple wreath, meant mostly to display the glitter ball cheer.

Merry Knitmas Wreath

The pattern is easier than pie, it's a quickie project, and the covers fits like a glove on the styrofoam balls. My mom's a funny lady. While I was knitting these puppies up (she comes over throughout the weekdays to help out with the twins), she was like..."hey, why didn't you just roll them up into a ball and call it a day?" LOL. "Because, dearest mother,...that wouldn't be knitting, would it?"

Pattern: "Merry Knitmas Wreath" (KUAS original)
Needles: US8 needles
Yarn: Martha Stewart's glitter eyelash yarn in green, silver and red
Other materials: Styrofoam balls, package of 6; Wreath: in white; white/silver battery-operated lights (LED preferred because it lasts longer)

Merry Knitmas Wreath

Stay tuned for more holiday knits. In the meantime, make yourself a hot cocoa and knit by the fire (or TV) and take a load off. Or, if you're like me, treat yourself to a holiday flavored coffee if you need the caffeine buzz. It's the holiday season, it's easy to forget to take a moment to chill. Chill, ha ha. It's getting COLD out!
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