Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Knitting Wrap-Up

This has been an adventurous year for me, knitting-wise. I've tried new techniques - knitting with beads, mitred squares, steeks, spinning on a drop spindle, to name a few. The report is positive - I learned new things and enjoyed the experiences. Some things took longer than others to learn, lots of them aren't perfected, but I'm very pleased with the experiences I had this past year. (Note: I'm only referring to knitting and spinning here, in many other areas this year is one best forgotten. I say this while hoping that my kids' college funds will magically regenerate themselves before they're out of college!)

So I will share a few photos and wish everyone a happy, safe, healthy new year.

Buddy sings when the Princess plays his favorite song. I need to get a video of this soon....

The kids all got jammie pants for Hanukkah. Aren't they cute?

My last FOs of 2008: Sorry for the photo quality. Darkness and hurried photo-taking make for dark and imperfect photos.

Socks for Mom
Pattern: Southwestern Socks by Wendy Johnson
Yarn: Zen String Serendipity Sport, Jay Colorway

The Amanda Hat
Yarn: Hand dyed, handspun yarn from Etsy shop, UnderThe Plum

Waterfall Scarf
Pattern: Waterfall Scarf from 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders
Yarn: Misti Alpaca Hand painted Worsted

Here's some spinning that actually is starting to look like yarn! It's some Interlacements Wool and Silk fiber that I got from my friend, goatlady (Ravelry name). It's really beautiful fiber, and I'm finding it easier to get it more consistent than what I've tried before. I'm using my pretty stone whorl drop spindle that I got from Zebisis designs on Etsy, and I like it a lot. I've plied some of this and I think it will come out fine when it's all done.

Our holiday card photo, complete with kids and snow. Life doesn't get much better than this!

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