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.