Thursday, January 26, 2006

It's a Handknit Holiday Extravaganza...well, sorta.

I don't know if it is the time of year or what but I seem to be stuck in accessory mode. I do plan to get back to work on Salina this weekend though - she's been patiently waiting since fall for her collar, buttons and seaming. So what have I been up to??

This pile of purple curls is my very own ribbon scarf from Handknit Holiday - it is waiting for a good steaming to lay down those edges. I made a red one for my SIL for Xmas and fell in love - had to have one. Plus those loooong rows are perfect for mindless TV knitting.

I've also been working on some things for Brad. I finished his Log Cabin Socks also from Handknit Holiday earlier this week. The photo is really high contrast but I thought it showed the cables nicely so didn't bother to tinker. Of course he's got one of them on practically sideways - ha! I guess that is what I get for catching him on his way out the door and making him change socks so I can snap a picture.

I cast on for yet ANOTHER Handknit Holiday project last night - Flap-top Mittens! These are for Brad and he picked out his own colors. I'm reserving judgement til a little more green is on them.

Oh, and one last thing before I go - Baby E of the DB Poopy/Poppy Bolero came for a visit on the weekend and look what she was wearing!!'s a tiny bit big but should fit her well into Spring. Ain't she cute?

Project Specs:
Pattern: Log Cabin Socks from Handknit HOliday
Yarn: Briggs and Little Regal (100% wool) in color beige.
Needles: The recommended 4mm.
Comments: These socks are a great fit for Brad and should be very cozy for wearing around the house - they're a heavy sock so wouldn't be the greatest for wearing inside shoes. Great for a weekend morning though. I'm sure they will get lots and lots of wear...


Blogger Lolita....... said...

Mighty fine knitting, im soooo bad at it myself even though they teach us it in school

8:36 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

I think I'm going to have to break down and buy Handknit Holidays. Those socks look too squishy and comfy to be resisted!

9:37 AM  
Anonymous janine said...

Yup I think I may have to as well:-)
That little cardi looks so cute on her!

10:20 AM  
Blogger Terhi said...

Ooo, I Iove the socks! They look super comfy. And the little lady looks very very cute. :-)

11:03 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

you are getting some serious use out of that book! i looove that scarf but worry that i don't have the patience for it.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

Wow, you've been busy. The socks look great, and I love the scarf. I keep seeing a ton of projects from that book on knitblogs ... I really have to get that book. :) The borelo looks very cute on baby. Awwwwww. Oh, and I like the colour of the mittens ...

12:01 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Alright ... you have talked me into it ... I need that book to. There is just now way around it, it has too many wonderful things in it to resist. Not that I have time for knitting at the moment but I will starting next week because the house will be done on Tuesday :).

12:13 PM  
Blogger Lynne said...

Oooh luscious cable socks! Yum!

1:29 PM  
Blogger jacqueline said...

i just love those socks! oh boy - i need more yarn right now like i need a hole in the head...but i think i just must have them!!

5:48 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

I think I need that book too! The socks look fantastic! The scarf is so cute! And the mittens look great too! I see a trip to Chapters in the close future... =)

6:46 PM  
Blogger Amelia said...

What a cutie pie, she really looks gorgeous. I love the socks too. The husband has been commenting that he would like a pair of socks (he has some but Polly knitted them for him...) and I think that those cabled ones are gorgeous. I think a purchase of the Handknit Holidays may be in order :)

12:34 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

sooo cute! I love that age...

wowie zowie...those socks are IMPRESSIVE...I'd hate to put those in shoes! Nice job.

7:54 AM  

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