December 31, 2011

It's The Final Countdown!!

Ok, this picture's from the 4th - but it's still fireworks!
*crazy guitar music*

As the end of the year fast approaches (just a few hours left!), and I take a break from my furious shawl knitting extravaganza (half way through last main clue!) and I prep for starting orders in the next year (a baby blanket first! then socks! then valentine's ornaments!), let's round up the last of my knits from the year that I haven't documented.

This is just a collection of ones that don't have pictures, or are repeats of other designs, or I just plain don't want to do a separate post for each. Hopefully I can add my shawl to the mileage total by the end of the night, but for now we have:

Top Down Pi Hat with a Pinecone lace motif
Knit Picks Essential in "Carnation" - 15 grams / 69 yards

Secret Project that I can't tell you about for various reasons (curious? :D)
Knit Picks Palette in "White" - 80 grams / 370 yards

2 Long Santa Hats that I never did get pictures of
Dawn Sayelle in "Red" and Red Heart Soft Yarn in "White" - 224 grams / 475 yards total

A chunky ribbed cowl
Lion Brand Homespun in "Antique" - 185 grams / 202 yards

A plain black ribbed beanie
Knit Picks Stroll in "Black" - 38 grams / 171 yards

A long elf hat (same as the santa hats, but green) for my brother's Christmas present
Red Heart Soft yarn in "White" and "Dark Leaf" - 112 grams / 205 yards

And this beautiful, deliciously soft scarf for a customer that I almost can't let go of:

Knit Picks Swish in "Foliage Tonal" (that colorway I love so desperately) - 197 grams / 433 yards

That brings my YTD total to...


*more drumroll*

8.15 miles! Yay! I broke 8!

And now, back to the knit-a-thon!

Happy, Happy, Happy New Year everyone! Please be safe and responsible and may you all have a wonderful night!


December 30, 2011

Finished Knit: Ornaments - Batch 2

This rounds up the Christmas ornaments for the year. The second batch consisted of 18 ornaments.

That makes 38 ornaments total! They are so addicting. Had I not had other orders to finish before Christmas, I would probably still be knitting ornaments! I think my favorite of the designs is the traveling ribbon. It just seems especially Christmasy to me.

Yarn: Knit Picks Palette in assorted colors - 112 grams / 518 yards total

Needles: US 2/2.27mm Harmony wood DPNs

Knitline: November 23rd - December 8th

YTD Mileage: 7.06 miles. Oh ho ho! Perhaps I will make 8?

Happy Knitting,

Finished Knits: Pointed Garter Scarves

I'm putting these into one post just to consolidate as I try to wrap up the last Finished Knit posts of the year... And so I don't drive y'all completely crazy with blog reader spam. ;)

I have found that scarves are a great way to use up fluffy/bulky yarn that doesn't really work for anything else. These are really warm and squishy.

Yarn: Lion Brand Homespun in "Antique" - 256 grams / 279 yards
TLC Amore in "Light Thyme" - 169 grams / 277 yards

Needles: US 10.5/6.5mm & US 9/5.5mm, respectively

Knitline: October 26th - November 3rd (Red)
November 2nd - November 15th (Green)

YTD Mileage: These two combined put me at 6.77 miles.

Happy Knitting,

P.S. I am frantically knitting away on the purple shawl to get it done by Saturday night and start the new year off right. I have one more body clue and the border clue left. Wish me luck!

December 29, 2011

Finished Knit: Summer Rain

Here's another one for you today! Since it's done, and I'm trying to get everything posted before the end of the year.

This is the Goddess Knits Anniversary Mystery Shawl for 2011 (that's a mouthful!). It only took me way too long to finish it. I need to break down and buy a dress form for better pictures.

It turned out so pretty and I really like the size too. This is now up in the shop, for anyone who would like to give it a new home.

Pattern: Summer Rain by Rennee Leverington

Yarn: Knit Picks Shadow in "Spring Green" - 115 grams / 1012 yards

Needles: US 5/3.75mm Susan Bates circulars

Knitline: May 3rd - December 27th (think I can take longer next time? Sheesh.)

YTD Mileage: 6.45 miles! Oooooh, if I can finish this other shawl and add up the rest of my finished stuff, I might get close to 9!

Happy Knitting,

Finished Knit: Husband Beanie

Bad picture brought to you by sneaky/rushed photo taking right before he got home.

Yesterday was Ben's birthday! Along with his other present and a giant dinner (I'm still stuffed) of Meatloaf, mashed taters, gravy, green beans, bread and cake, I decided to make him a beanie.

While I was making others for Christmas orders, he had been saying things like "Do you think you could do such & such?" and "Would it possible to...?" I have been soaking in these questions and complaints about his current store bought beanie, filed them away, and then started this one last week.

It's very, very hard to get a birthday present done when the recipient is home for 3 days! I finished it at 5:30 last night... He got home at 6:30. ;) It was a very scary race against time. But it's done! And he seems to like it!

I doubled it over for the first 3 inches since one of his complaints was that his ears get cold. I did this by starting out with a provisional cast on, working in pattern for 3 inches, then doing a purl turning row and knitting another 3 inches (which happened to include the brown stripes). Once either side of the purl row were the same length I attached them together by knitting one stitch from the provisional edge and one stitch from the needle together all the way around. It's basically hemming the fabric, but while you're knitting as opposed to having to sew it down later. And by doing it that way it leaves the fabric stretchy.

Pattern: Just a basic beanie with stripes

Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll in "Black" and "Buckskin" - 61 grams / 282 yards total

Needles: US 2/2.75mm Harmony wood DPNs

Knitline: December 21st - December 28th

YTD Mileage: 5.88 miles

The shawl is blocked and just needs ends woven in and pictures taken. and then I have a plethora of other finished things to get posted and add to my mileage. We'll see how I did. Maybe close to 7 miles?

Happy Knitting,

December 28, 2011

After Christmas

Christmas is over! Three days past now, actually.

I think I've finally recovered.

We had a very nice weekend. It all started Friday night when we took our kiddos to the local zoo's Christmas Lights special. They string the whole place up with displays and little scenes made out of Christmas lights, complete with music and snow machines. It was great! Everyone's favorite part was the train ride. Our youngest is obsessed with trains right now and he was practically out of his skin waiting for our turn to get on. It was such a nice night.

Saturday evening was spent with Ben's family, and then Sunday was split between my mom, grandparents and siblings coming for brunch, then my dad and his wife (and my siblings again) coming for dinner in the evening.

It was very laid back and relaxing. We had normal, easy breakfast foods and for dinner I had ordered some sandwich/deli trays from Vons and then just made clam chowder. I am so glad I ordered those trays, it made the night so much easier.

I have apparently eaten a LOT of food over the last few holidays. I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and found out I've gained 7 pounds in the last 5 weeks and was told "that's not bad... but not great..." and to just ask myself when I'm eating if I really need it. LOL! What can I say? I'm hungry!

As easy and relaxing as it was though, I was exhausted by about 7 on Sunday night. Ben had Monday off to play his new game and relax. I got 3 whole days with my husband and I am so very happy and thankful for it. To me, Christmas was not as important as that time with my man.

I think we all came away happily pleased but not overwhelmed with our presents. Last year was nice, but seemed like so much stuff. This year was not too bad. The kids got a decent amount of presents, but I don't feel like it was too much. They have been playing with trains and legos just about non-stop since they got them.

I received gift certificates for yarn which I am so excited about and Ben got me a giant dutch oven and a food mill, as well as a subscription to Countryside magazine and a book I have been wanting for months. The dutch oven was perfect for making the clam chowder (plenty of room!) and I can not wait to use my food mill next canning season. He says he feels bad getting me stuff that I will be using to make him food. I laugh and tell him it's what I've been wanting! And I like to make him food!

I started and finished a scarf order over the weekend, and I just bound off the green shawl last night! It is a weight off my chest. I will try to get it blocked today.

I am going to try to finish the purple shawl by the end of New Year's Eve, but we'll see. I have 2 whole clues plus the border clues to go. Even though they are short clues, it's at the point now that there are so many stitches that it will take awhile. Luckily though, it is in the round and I don't have to purl the back side, since purling seems to take me forever.

I have yarn coming for some other orders and another baby blanket will be started on the 1st. I'm on a roll!

How was your Christmas? Did you get anything special or exciting?

Happy Wednesday,

December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

While everyone is posting pictures of trees and presents and beautiful, white, snowy scenes....

I'm giving you zombies.

Did you expect anything different? :)

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your weekends are filled with wonderful people, delicious food, and bliss all around.

Love and Hugs,

December 22, 2011

The Weeks Ahead

This morning was spent balling yarn for orders (oh that orange yarn feels heavenly), reorganizing the 2011 business binder and prepping the one for 2012 and getting ready for year end stuffs (like inventory!).

I always get a sort of glee when I do office work. It's the super-nerd in me. Spreadsheets get me high.

This afternoon has been spent working on the green shawl, a last minute (secret) gift, and reading.

Tomorrow will be spent wrapping presents and prepping for Christmas!

Oh I'm so excited for this weekend!

I noticed on my calendar that Saturday night is a New Moon. That means that the night will be completely pitch black (aside from ambient lighting). In my heart I feel it is a wonderful reminder to go out and view the stars in all their shining glory - Look for the brightest one, and remember what the meaning of this coming Sunday really is while you gather with the people who are so dear to you.

Merry Christmas!

December 21, 2011

Wednesday Random

- Tomorrow is the first day of Winter and the weather is making a good effort at proving so. The roofs around us have been frosty every morning this week.

- I am knitting. Constantly. I have two shawls that I want to finish before the end of the year because I don't like having unfinished things carried over (just starts the year off wrong, you know?). One will probably be finished (the green one). One will probably not (the purple one). Since I have orders and a gift left to knit.

- My laundry is still not folded. Washed, but not folded.

- I still need to wrap Ben's gifts.

- The boys presents, however, are finished.

- We found a picture last night of me at 28 weeks with Duder. I am 29 weeks with this one and I am SO MUCH BIGGER.

I am a giant cow. Moo.

- A step on the scale shows I've already gained 20 pounds with this kid, and I still have three (weight gaining) months left to go.

- I'm a little depressed now.

- It could be the See's candy....

- At least by butt is still small.

- Today is the 21st. That means there are 3 days left until the Christmas is officially here.

- I might be a little panicky, even though I have no reason to be.

- Ben might have to work on Christmas Eve. At least a half day.

- I'm pretty pissed about this.

- I had a dream that Ben's co-workers liked my cinnamon rolls so much (he took a batch with him this morning) that they were buying me yarn as a thank you.

- I think this would be the best thank you ever, ever, ever.

- Knitters are the nicest people. I have received permission from three separate designers to sell the finished shawls that I have made from their patterns. I will be adding them into the shop when I can find time to take decent pictures. Probably after the first of the year. Stay tuned.

Merry Christmas!

December 20, 2011

Finished Knits: Christmas Ornaments - Batch 1

I know you've seen these pictures a billion times already, but I have to do the finished post!

I wound up making 20 of these little things before the craft show. And that was just batch one! Batch two will be coming up later.

These little things are so addicting to make. The only reason I stopped recently is to work on orders for other things. :)

Pattern: 7 Colorwork Christmas Ornaments by Meg Hollar

Yarn: Knit Picks Palette in assorted colors - 122 grams / 564 yards total

Needles: US 2 / 2.75 mm Harmony wood DPNs

Knitline: October 25th - November 20th

YTD Mileage: This puts me up to 5.72 miles!

Happy Knitting,

December 19, 2011

Finished Knit: Sports Logo Baby Blanket

I had an epic blogger fail.

I finished the baby blanket on Saturday, washed it, blocked it (as much as you can block cotton), and got it all wrapped and ready for Ben to take to work today.

And then remembered this morning that I totally forgot to take pictures. Some days my prettiness amazes me.

So I decided to show you how much yarn I had left instead. It was very close. In fact, I had to join a bit of a remaining bobbin just to finish the last 2 inches of bind off.

I was sweating bullets to the whole time, because I didn't have time to order more yarn and get it in time to finish for Christmas.

I might or might not have left out a row (or 5 *cough*) of stockinette, just to make sure I could make it...

The beginning
The start of the intarsia section.
Pattern: No pattern, just made up but based off the size for the Babylove Blanket

Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Sport in "Planetarium" and "White" - 364 grams / 991 yards total

Needles: US 4/3.5 mm Susan Bates aluminum circs

Knitline: December 8th - December 17th

YTD Mileage: Woohoo, this put me to 5.39 miles! I need to finish those shawls if I have any hope of getting near 10....

Now it's time to finish family presents!

Happy Knitting,

December 16, 2011

Things I am Thankful For Today

  1. That it's cloudy and cold today! We don't get snow here, so cloudy is the closest we get to feeling "Christmasy".
  2. For little boys who are still short enough for me to pat their heads as they run by.
  3. For a husband who listens and pays attention to my work and says things like "Can you block it out to make it work?" when I'm panicking about having enough yarn.
  4. For our new roof and insulation. Our house has been so much warmer and it is wonderful.
  5. For my washing machine. I have happily lived without a dishwasher for nearly 6 years, but I think I would go crazy without a washing machine. Especially with three little boys.
  6. For my littlest man who has a train in his hand all day long. 
  7. For the wee one that is coming in March and wiggles constantly.
  8. For tea and hot chocolate.
  9. For the lovely people who visit this blog and comment. You have become a part of my family in my heart. 
  10. For the holiday that is coming and the excitement and joy I will see on my children's faces come Christmas morning.
Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend,

December 14, 2011

2011 Resolutions Revisited

It's that time of year again! Time to go through my resolutions I set at the beginning of the year and see how I did. I usually try to do this earlier in the year just so I have time to do some if I haven't finished them yet, but I've been so busy I didn't even think about my list until last week. Let's see how I did....

1. Pay off the car loan. We paid off 3 loans this year, including Ben's truck and another really big one! By putting our heads down and really getting serious we were able to put our money to good work. Our goal is to get the car paid off sometime this year and have no debt left but our house ( which we're also hoping to pay off in about 10 years or so).

Scratch that - our roof started leaking during this last big storm (and since I made this list) and changed our plans. This year means hopefully getting a new roof before next rainy season. This is a little more important than paying off the car, so wish us luck!

Well... We did both! We did decided to hit the car first since it would remove the payment and we could use that chunk toward saving for the roof. The car was paid off in June and we just paid cash for our spankin' new roof! Woohoo!

2. Knit 10 miles. Oooooh. I only did 5 this year. Think I can do it? Might be a lot of shawls!

Well, I still have a few projects to finish up, but I don't think I'm going to make it to 10.

3. Be a better blogger. Oy, this one winds up on the list a lot. But I've tried hard in the last few weeks to blog every day, or at least every other day. Hopefully no more week long pauses. And better pictures. Which will be easier with my new fancy DSLR! But I'll cut myself some slack on this one since my family comes first, of course and there's no telling what will happen with small ones.

I think I've actually done pretty good with this one this year. Up until just recently, at least. And the reasons for dropping off in the last few weeks pertain to #4.

4. Open a knitting business. That's already sort of started with the zombies. But my hope is to open an Etsy shop and get the word out. Hopefully I can sell more than just zombies, too. Hehe.

Done and done! I got all the paperwork to become official at the beginning of the year and launched my shop in January. It trickled a bit until this holiday season hit, but I've been going like crazy since November and am booked with custom orders until mid-January at this point. THANK YOU to everyone - family, in town friends, my wonderful blog friends, and those of you who have been my customers over the past year. It has meant so much to me and I am very much looking forward to what next year brings!

5. Start and keep at a 365 Project. This means taking and posting a picture every. single. day in 2011. Doesn't have to be a theme, or anything fancy. Just a picture, everyday. With the purpose to use it as practice at taking better pictures. This should also help with #3.

Ok well that didn't happen. I gave up after a month just because it was so monotonous and boring and I hated it. And what's the point in doing something you hate if there's not a whole lot of good to come of it? But it's alright. I'm not really upset about this one.

6. Start my own website and move the blog. There are things I would like to do (like offer patterns for free and sale and incorporate #4), and expand the design of the blog. Hopefully income from #4 will allow me to do that.

This was done half way. I did purchase a domain name at first for the blog, and then one recently that points to my Etsy shop ( I wound up going through Raverly (praise Ravelry and their easy access) to sell and offer patterns and I love it. It takes most of the hassle out of it. So for now, I won't worry about creating a completely separate, self hosted website/storefront until I feel there is a greater need. 

Welp, that's it! Except for a few mishaps and changes (like #5) I pretty much accomplished all I/we wanted to do this year. Yay!

Now I can get started on next years list! I am excited for the plans I have in the coming year.

Did you set resolutions this year? How have you done?

Happy Wednesday!

December 13, 2011

The Big Huge Giant Thing

Spring, 2010
It's time to reveal The Big Huge Giant Thing!

Are you excited?

Can you guess what it is??

Above is a picture of our little house in early 2010. The end of that year and the beginning of this one were very, very wet. We had so many leaks and even a scary spot where the water was coming through the fan in our bedroom.

You can see that the roof is just made of wood shakes, and it was the original one placed on the house 25 years ago. The poor thing was so full of holes that any time Ben went into the attic, you could see daylight so easily through most of it.

At the beginning of the year one of our goals was the pay off the car. And then the roof started leaking and we thought we would try for a new roof instead. Well, in the end we figured we might as well keep with paying off the car so we could have that payment freed up and we would shoot for a new roof hopefully next year.

And then we paid off the car in June (yay! debt free but our house payment!). And the overtime that Ben has been working since March hasn't stopped... It's barely even slowed down.

So, we kept our budget fairly tight and put our heads down and in three months we had enough to purchase a new roof, with cash!

In November we started shopping around, found the company to go with, and last Wednesday they started ripping down our old, dilapidated roof.

The tear down crew was here at 7 and was done in 3 hours. By noon the roofers had shown up and started putting plywood sheets down.

Friday we had them blow in some extra insulation and it has kept the house so much warmer.

By Saturday they were over half way done with the papering and shingles. By last night (Monday) they had all but a teeny bit finished before they ran out of light.

And today, just about an hour ago, they finished and cleaned up!

We are so, so, SO excited to have a new roof. And I'm not sure which is more exciting - that we have a new roof, or that we paid for it with cash. No loans needed. It's such a nice, adult feeling.

It started raining yesterday afternoon and even though I knew they weren't done yet (poor guys worked through the rain), it was still nice to know that there was enough up there to keep us dry and we didn't have to worry about leaks.

And now that they're done completely - LET IT POUR!! :D


December 12, 2011

Hello, Monday!

Today is the start of a new week and I am bound and determined to make this week better than last week. While we had a wonderful break in the middle for the concert, it was not a great week. I don't want to move my butt from this house until Sunday.

My cold, thankfully, turned out to be just a head cold and while I'm still feeling the effects of it I'm very glad that it didn't knock me out as much as a full cold would have. It did make for a Super Grumpy Meg on Saturday though, compounded by Super Grumpy Kids Who Needed Naps, so I apologize to my sister for possibly crapping on her Wedding Dress Try On event and lunch. (I would like to mention how weird it is seeing my baby sister try on wedding dresses.)

Now! On to better stuff! :D

Today I decided to just get on it and clean my house really well. It's been awhile since it's had a deep clean and I've been feeling kind of crazy because of it. As of typing this, the bathrooms are clean, trashes are emptied, floors are vaccuumed and the laundry is half finished. Things are tidied and put away. I am even diving into the stash closet to reorganize yarns and supplies to get ready for end of year inventory. I just need to clean out the fridge and finish the laundry.

And to top it all off, we're supposed to get rain today and/or tomorrow! Woohoo!

I have two loaves of bread rising, and a batch of cinnamon rolls doing the same. And if I'm feeling really frisky later I might make cookies! Or brownies. Or blondies... I'm having a dreadful sweet tooth, can you tell? ;)

I have been working on this:

A baby blanket for Ben's co-worker that I started Thursday. It's Intarsia. Intarsia knitting involves separate blocks of color which is accomplished by using separate bits of yarn (even if you're only using two or three colors). In my case, that means 7 different bits of yarn, all dangly and tangly on the back side.


I've never done Intarsia before, but after a fiddly, frustrating and possibly expletive-filled start and restart... All is going well! It's still fiddly, but I think I've got the hang of it.

I like that this particular order is forcing me to try something new and not letting me give up. Hoorah! And I'm on schedule - Double Hoorah!

I have a BIG HUGE GIANT thing to show y'all, and it's super exciting (well, for us it is) and it's almost done! I'll tell you all about it as soon as it's ready.

Happy Monday!

December 9, 2011


I would like to share some pictures with you. (They're phone pictures, so please excuse the lack of quality.)

Do you notice anything.... special about this picture?

When we bought the tickets for this show it was during the pre-sale in June. They went on sale at 10 am so I sat and clicked refresh on the website starting around 9:50.

When I ordered them I didn't pay attention very well and it said "Row 2" so I was happy and excited that we got such good seats.

Well, last night we were trying to figure out where our actual seat numbers would put us (I like being on the aisle if possible) so we looked up the seating chart and double checked our tickets.

Turns out, I was a bit off. We weren't in Row 2.

We were in the ORCHESTRA PIT Row 2!!! We were about 10 feet from Joe the entire night. It. Was. AMAZING!! We were close enough to see the veins bulging in his hands and the sweat dripping off his face. Ben really likes to watch a guitarists fingers and we were totally close enough to do that.

 And now this blanket

 Is a little more awesome because it got knit on while we were waiting.

It was a wonderful night of crazy good seats, great music, and so much clapping my arms are sore.

And then I got a milkshake on the way home.

Perfect. :D

Happy Friday!

December 8, 2011

Thursday Random

I feel (and look) like this now.

Hey look, it's the 8th of December. I'm not sure who's messing with the clock, but could you slow it down a bit?

- I woke up this morning with a very painful throat and am nursing it with a virgin hot toddy. I really don't have the time or desire to be sick. (Well, does anyone have the desire?)

- I just realized that I haven't reviewed my New Year's Resolutions like I normally do, to see how I did. I'll be doing that in the next few days!

- We're going to a concert tonight! Another reason I can't be sick. We're going to see blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. He's amazing. If you've never heard of him, check him out. We've seen him every time he's been to town in the last 3 or 4 years.

- Christmas orders are in full swing! I will have a small lull between today and my next yarn shipment, which should be here Saturday, so I think I will try to catch up on the two shawls I have in progress. I really want to finish them before the end of the year!

- I have a Facebook page for Little Bit Of Knittery! I try to post updates on what I'm doing as far as the business, so if you're interested you can "like" it and find out what's going on.

- Christmas cooking and baking is coming up! And eating. Oh how I love Christmas Eating. It's even more fun when I'm pregnant and I don't have to worry about keeping my "girlish figure". ;)

- I have entered the "Shuffling and Waddling" stage of pregnancy. I caught myself shuffling the other day. It's oh so sexy. And apparently this new little one is trying to learn clogging - or maybe river dancing. We've had talks about how I'm so happy he's active, but he needs to move just a bit because mama really likes that particular vital organ he's beating up at the time.

- Ty asked me the other day if my tummy will open like a door... Not quite, dear.

- It is painfully cold. (Yes, Kim I know you're laughing at me.) I love being a knitter - I can just go to the closet and pull out any fuzzy warm thing I want!

Happy Thursday!

December 6, 2011

Finished Knit: Beanie

Sorry for the boring pictures! My head model is at work. :)

I'm in the middle of a large custom ornament order, but wanted to pop this up here for my own personal agenda (i.e. "in a year when I forget all about this I can see what I was doing).

Just a simple 3/2 ribbed beanie for my mom/grandfather. She drew his name for Christmas and asked if I could make him a beanie.

You know you need a model head when you make pumpkins do your dirty work.

Pattern: No pattern, just winged it

Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll in "Black" and "Ash" - 42 grams / 194 yards

Needles: US 2/2.75 mm Susan Bates circs and Harmony wood DPNs

Knitline: December 2nd - December 4th

YTD Mileage: 4.83 miles

Happy Knitting,

December 5, 2011


Last year's Zombies

(Sorry Staci, I'm stealing your title. :))

It's Monday! We had a very nice weekend - how was yours?

On Saturday Ben had to work (of course), but he was able to get off early since that night was our company Christmas party.

The past three years have been at a casino. We would have dinner and then would play a round of poker. Which for us... wasn't so much fun. We're not into cards that much, and we hate gambling.

But this year, the company tried something differently. We went to a place called Noriega's, which is a basque restaurant. It was SO MUCH FUN. We've never been to a basque restaurant before (well, not that we can remember). Everyone sits at big, long tables and all the food is served "family style". They have the communal bowls and plates in the center and you serve yourself from them. Then they bring another course. And another course. And another course. By the time all was said and done we had had soup, cow tongue (surprisingly tasty! I was brave and tried it), bread, ox tail stew, spaghetti, fried chicken and french fries and dessert. It was really unique and really fun to sit and down and have to converse with the people around us. No one got to go off in their little groups like they did in past years.

Sunday was a normal Sunday. Ben mowed the "new" lawn that had come up with a vengeance. We puttered around. And we had a lovely Sunday dinner of BBQ baked chicken, baked potatoes, salad and stuffing.

I had run out of flour and potatoes and a lot of other stables the week of Thanksgiving and it has been really interesting to go for that long without my staples. We were determined to wait until December before we started the month's grocery budget. Luckily I had made sure to make bread that week before I made any Thanksgiving treats, so we just barely squeeked by in that department. But we went shopping yesterday and it's very nice to have a food stock in the house again.

I finished two - yes, two! - orders over the weekend and that puts me a day ahead. Yay!

I have new yarn coming next week for a few orders. I can't wait!

What did you do this weekend? 

Have a wonderful week,

December 2, 2011

Finished Knit: Foliage Mitts in Green

All my finished knitting posts are severly out of order and my normal I'm-so-anal-everything-must-be-in-chronological-order self would be abhorred.

If I had time to be abhorred. And if I had pictures of the stuff that comes before these. But I don't.

So oh well!

Aren't these cute? I love the way they turned out. This pair was for a customer and I just love how she asked for two different colors. Makes me want to do a bunch more with different colors!

Pattern: Foliage Mitts (the first, prototype version)

Yarn: Knit Picks Palette in "Whirlpool" and "Edamame" - 27 grams / 125 yards total

Needles: US 2/2.75 mm Harmony wood DPNs

Knitline: November 21st - November 23rd

YTD Mileage: 4.72 yards. Ooooh, I might have 5 miles if I add the other projects I've finished.

Happy Knitting,
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