Monday, November 10, 2008

Goodies and knitting

I ordered a few things last week, including my first Christmas gift. I'm trying to go low key on gifts this year, which isn't hard because neither one of us has large families. We really only buy gifts for our nieces and nephews, our moms and my grandmother. I'm also trying to buy more eco-friendly and handmade items. I bought my mom a set of these Rue Me reuseable shopping bags from, I also grabbed a silver one for myself.
They came and I think my mom will really like them. I started using my bag immediately. The only thing I don't like about it is the handles kind of fold up into themselves but I can live with that. Also I ordered the Black Apple patterns from Sublime Stitching and a throw pillow case. I have grand plans of embroidering that pillowcase.

Saturday I went to an estate sale with a friend and snagged this faux bois looking glass plate, an elderly copy of Winnie the Pooh and a set of what I can only assume are coasters? The total for everything was less than $10.00. Estate sales are pretty awesome people watching too and that part won't cost you a dime.
This is the Koigu cowl I was working on last weekend. I wore it to the election night party and then again to dinner Friday night, very comfortable. It was a quick/easy knit and I love the way the colors look, so pretty.
Since I've become a cowl convert, I started another one today. This one is done in Malabrigo worsted in the Dusty Pink colorway. The pattern is the Dolores Park cowl, via Ravelry.
Over the weekend I whipped up another hat using more Malabrigo worsted in the Lettuce colorway. The pattern is Stella's Hat via Ravelry, I cast on for it Friday night and finished it Sunday night. It probably took 6 knitting hours total. It's a great pattern and I'm really digging the Malabrigo lately.
Previously I said I wasn't doing any holiday knitting but I changed my mind. I'm going to try to knit up 5 hats and 1 cowl between now and Christmas. We'll see how that works out...

1 comment:

stacey meredith said...

Look at cutie you! Beautiful craftsmanship...and I see what I think must be your craft room with a sweet lamp in the background. I think I need you to come inspire me in my decor of my craft room!

Keep up the knitting - I'm jealous it didn't stick with me!