Monday, December 11, 2006

Decking the Halls


See that up above? That's what I've been doing for two days straight instead of knitting. That's about half of Elftown, and about 2% of the Christmas encrustation that's taken over my house. We've decorated every surface this year...even the little greenhouse, aka the backdrop for many of my knitting photos.



See through the window there? Those are tangerine and orange trees in pots back there....can you tell I live in a geographical location that necessitates many, many woolen items to get through the tough winters? Please don't hate me, those of you shoveling out your driveways. Tomorrow I'll take a picture of the fake snow adorning our courtyard....it was a real beeyotch to make it stick.

I did manage to throw my latest pair of Fuzzyfeet into the wash though - and was really lucky to check them about 10 minutes into the hot cycle - they were already done!! The pink Lamb's Pride took the whole 30 minute cycle. The greenies are for DD#2, whose feet are narrow...I made these with 4 sts less in the circumference, and they turned out just right.

I have some pink Lamb's Pride left over from the first pair, and I'm thinking of making a pair for my 8yo with that....I'll have to think about how to make them much smaller now, as well as much narrower. If I'd been thinking I'd have measured the unfelted pair really well to figure out what the percentage of shrinkage was, but it's making my brain hurt to consider it even now.




In other knitting news, I'm about half done with a two-color stranded sock, half done with a cabled pocketed shawl, half done with a pair of Knucks, completely done with another pair of Knucks that just need finishing and embroidery, and seriously contemplating casting on for something totally different, just because I've got naked needles in my bag and stash galore. And even though I have no time.

10 comments:

Stephanie said...

Lydia, thanks so much for stopping by my blog :) Your fuzzy feet look fantastic!

randi K design said...

I love the green elf -shoes...!!!
Have a Merry Christmas!

Dipsy D. said...

My gosh, your decorations are absolutely awesome - I'm stunned by Elf-Town, how very, very cute!
Fake snow - argh, we're in desperate need of that over here as well! Seems Austria is getting a similar climate than California - it's getting warmer and warmer over here instead of snowing ;(
Your Fuzzy Feet look totally awesome - fantastic work!

Windansea said...

Thanks Stephanie!! Lydia

Windansea said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Randi - I love your friend's alligator story....that's pretty funny. Lydia

Windansea said...

Thanks dipsy! I have to confess I love those little elves. Yeah, and where I live it never snows and it was hot all through November...It's just cooling down (50s/60s) now! Lydia

Lin said...

I love the fuzzy feet ... the green is great!

Windansea said...

Thanks lin - i love any kind of apple or lime green! Lydia

Knitcrazy said...

The fuzzy feet are so cute.. I just did my first felting shoes and would love to try the fuzzies..
Where did you find the pattern??

Penny
peneloercola@aol.com
http://pennyknits.blogspot.com/

Windansea said...

Thanks Penny - I went and visited you at your blog - the pattern can be found at knitty.com! Lydia