Saturday, December 24, 2011

DH's Ingvold is done!

DH's Ingvold is done! by BlueDragon2
DH's Ingvold is done!, a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.
Last yarn end darned in, now he will wash, block, and sew on buttons of his choice.

So we're coming down to the end of the year pretty quickly now, today is Christmas Eve and I had some free time so thought I would do a bit of housekeeping here. As you can see above, I finished DH's Ingvold Aran cardigan tonight and gifted it to him. He loves it and can't wait to find just the perfect buttons for it.

My present from him is Virtual Yarns' Zauberflote and the kit arrived today! I picked it up at the Post Office and dutifully waited until after dinner to open it. Unfortunately, it is totally missing the Capercaille color so I need to email VY and ask them to ship it to me. I took all the yarns out of the box and carefully checked each label, then got my colorcards I bought from a member on Ravelry to see what color Capercaille is. It's definitely not in the kit, poot! At least I hadn't planned to start it right away, so waiting for the rest of the yarn to arrive won't be a problem for me. I've got plenty of other projects already on the needles to work on. I also will be starting Na Craga for MIL. She asked me to knit her a cardigan when we were down visiting in October and I was going to knit FLAK. But I've knit that three times already and just couldn't face a fourth. Na Craga was being discussed in one of my groups on Ravelry and it's on my to-knit list, so I'm going to hit two goals with one sweater this way. I'll convert it to a top down cardigan and knit it long enough to cover her artificial hip, which gets painful when it gets cold. The commercial sweater she's been wearing is beginning to show it's age and she likes my knitting. 

We had friends over today for a family style Christmas dinner, as we had done last year, and it was wonderful - good food, good friends, good times. I want to wish everyone reading this a very blessed Christmas and a good holiday!

Happy knitting!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

War and Peace socks

War and Peace socks by BlueDragon2
War and Peace socks, a photo by BlueDragon2 on Flickr.

Side by side to show how the gauges differ, the colors worked differently, and the sizes are different.