Who all's been working on their Christmas list?! I have!
I made the drop stitch scarf from this post
, but in the blue and tan colorway of Patons SWS. It took me half a day of knitting and half an hour of picking back the dropped stitches (did anyone else's yarn stick to itself on every single stitch all the way down?) Got it wet and pinned it out to dry because it was A Tube Of Stockinette and now it looks fantastic! I got four more balls of the brown & blue SWS for my birthday, which I think I'll felt into a bag for my travel watercolor set. I love love LOVE the color transistions in this yarn! (I also love exclamation points today!!!)
Thought I might pass along this joyous nugget of...um...joy...that I found browsing today (I think it's on topic enough for here, if not, I'll remove it):
You know that knitter you love to hang out with? The one with every size of needle...in baleen, bamboo, plastic and metal? The one with the stash that threatens to swallow her whole, the basement full of knitting machines, the rows and rows of pattern books, the glass jars full of stitch holders/markers/counters, the project bags of every size and shape and color?
The one that is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for because she has everything, in every colorway, plus three of the color that got discontinued four years ago? And you can't make anything for her because as soon as you finish weaving in the ends you look at it and know it's not good enough for her? But she's the one who taught you to knit so you can't just give her the same reindeer-printed coffee mugs everyone else is getting? Yeah, that one. You know who I mean.
Ta-daaaaaaaa! You can donate sheep in their name to needy families, who can sell the wool or maybe even knit something out of it. Who knows? It sure beats a reindeer mug. :)Heifer International "Knitting Basket"
Ha Ha! Gift List FINISHED. Now just need to actually finish the gifts...back to the raffia...*shudder*...