Tuesday, December 25, 2007


Believe it or not, I have been knitting. I have knitted several neck warmers for gifts and am almost finished with them. Yes, I know, Christmas was today, however, I won't see my friends until New Year's eve. Speaking of Christmas, how was yours? Mine was great. Every year it is great. I prepare and stress like a fool and it always turns out well. It would be nicer if the stress would stay out of it. Oh well. My husband gave me an awesome swift for a gift. It is really, really nice. I didn't elaborate when I told him my wish and in fact, if I had purchased this item for myself, I am sure it would not have been as nice as the one he gifted. ~ Thanks babe! I received a lot of other gifts as well and am excited about them all and can't wait to enjoy them. Ragged gave me sock yarn, some very nice sock yarn. I can't wait for her to teach me to knit socks!
I hope your holiday was an enjoyable as mine! Happy New Year!

Neck warmer knitted from Misti Alpaca chunky using a
modified two button neck warmer pattern.

The glorious swift! It's huge!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Stockings Were Hung by the Chimney with Care...

Made with Lorna's Laces, Bullfrogs & Butterflies - color poppy
And so it begins....the Christmas season is upon us. I've been fretting over Christmas gifts and have found the perfect gift. These lovely neck warmers. Actually, I was cruising around on Ravelry and found some knitters had made these lovely neck warmers, small smidge of a scarf, smidglet. As I read I learned that some were derived from the splash maker, the Pidge scarf. They were selling at a ginormous price! But, I guess the yarn is what made them so expensive. I thought to myself that I could make one of those, no problem! I could use stashed yarn too. So, I surfed the web for an unusual stitch and found this free software for the Two Button Scarf designed by Carole Wulster. I then rummaged through my stash and so far, these are what I've come up with. They were quick and easy. I really enjoyed making them. So, let the season begin!

This scarlet was made with Rowan's Ribbon Twist.