This was Christmas…
And that was WITH me doubling my glimiperide Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Meh
And He –
was NOT under my tree. Or next to it or near it.
I finished my niece’s wrist warmers which she loved. My sister then tells me the pair I made her last year are way too big and can I make her a pair in black in the same yarn and size I made my niece’s in, as they fit perfectly.
I will be making wrist warmers for the rest of my life. I would like to attempt SOCKS and GLOVES this year…
I didn’t finish my brother’s beanie. I ran out of yarn and I don’t have double endeds in 5’s. I have 2,3, and 8’s… so later today, I’m off to the store for 5 double endeds, and more black yarn. Maybe 3’s will do.
Spawn got sweaters for Christmas and electronic gadgets. I got a movie gift certificate…we are going to see Star Wars this weekend. The 1950’s -aged theater in the little hamlet above us is showing it – or was when I left. If they are still showing it when we return next week, we’ll go see it there. Check out the nostalgia.
I hope y’all had a wonderful day yesterday, whether you celebrate or not. I think I’m going to turn into a Christmas ham and peanut butter buckeyes.
Are wrist warmer like fingerless gloves?
Yep. And they don’t have thumb grommets. (or whatever they’re called) Just an opening for the thumb.
If you can make fingerless gloves, you can sell them on Etsy to Outlander fans.
OH trust me, they aren’t very pretty. They’re straight forward, easy peasy for first timers. No fingers. I’m thinking I’ll make my sister’s other pair longer and put the thumb opening back further so the glove part will go halfway up her fingers, rather than her back knuckles. I think I have a picture of my first pair in the archives here somewhere….
Yep. Functional but not pretty!
I like it! I’d rather have rustic over pretty any day.
they’re really easy and knit up fast. I did my niece’s in 2 sittings at my knitting group. I have a large sleeved shawl I’m working on that will be until next year. And I want to try something new – gloves and socks. I have pale yellow yarn for gloves, as well as a lovely eggplant yarn for a pair of gloves from the Harry Potter knitters book – and I have self-striping yarn for socks and when I’m comfortable with them, I have a neon purple for sock as well. I have more sock patterns than I know what to do with! LOL!
I can’t knit to save my life, but I am learning crochet.
I’m hoping to take up crochet in a year or two. My grandmother crocheted. She knitted as well, but she mostly crocheted. When Spawn was born and was in the hospital for so long, my grandmother, my ex husband’s mother and his grandmother, sat in the sunniest corner of NICU waiting room and knitted an entire wardrobe and blankets and all sorts of things. Christmas ornaments and a mobile. I still have all of it. Cherish it.
My grandmother could knit. When I was a kid, she taught me how, but it’s easier to crochet now. I can’t make much besides scarves. When grandpa was dying, one of the nurses taught me to crochet squares, but I only half remember that. I still have one of Grandma’s knitted afghans in a box somewhere.
One of my students liked a chunky gray scarf that I’d crocheted. I might teach her how, or start a crochet club for the students. We could make scarves for our homeless kids.
Wow, you’ve been busy with the knitting! I couldn’t knit anything straight if my life depended on it, so kudos to you! 🙂
I’ve not done that much. I didn’t do anything for several months when I moved to the coast. But I’m back at it usually at least twice a week. With Spawn coming back with me, we’re going to make a concentrated effort to get the house set and unpacked. Still hoping to find some time for this weekly outlet. There are a LOT of projects I want to accomplish.