Friday, December 14, 2007

FO Friday

Wow, it's been a month since I last updated! I think of it all the time, and I have these great thoughts of things I want to say here - but I just don't have the chance to write as I am usually in my car, or out walking So anyway, life is good. Got me one of these and it is making a HUGE difference! It's a light box, or they are also called a sunlight. I sit in front of it every morning for 20 - 30 minutes. It's made a big difference in my energy level and my mood. Normally I tough out winter, this year I'm actually out doing things, sleeping well, and waking up feeling rested - YAY!! OK, so here are my most recent FOs... This is Fetching and Calorimetry. OK, I guess technically Calorimetry is not finished as I still need to get the button for it. I knit these in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran. It took a little more than 1 ball for the mitts and I had maybe 12" left when I finished the headband. I did another set in another color, same yarn...here's a pic of the mitts... Where's the matching headband you ask?? Well, it would seem that I ran out of yarn with 1 row left to go plus binding off. I'm not very happy with this yarn at the moment. While it is wonderful and soft, this color has had knotted joins in every skein. I returned the first skein, as I saw the join before I even removed the ball band. The next skein had 3 joins, the last one, 2. And that made all the difference. I really hate that I have to buy one more ball. These socks were a fun and quick knit. The Harlot's basic sock recipe knit on size 5 dpns. The yarn is called Knitcol and I think it is by Adriafil. Anyway, its very soft and light and the socks don't feel bulky. I picked the yarn up at The Yarnsellar a few weeks ago. And finally, a pair of warm knit socks for me, made out of Peace Fleece DK. I still need to wash and block them to soften them up. I think Zuni might have her own blog...she's being very secretive about it...
And finally, here is our little Charlie Brown Christmas Tree..which is what you do when you have a kitten in the house!

6 comments:

Julie said...

Hey, you were in York and I didn't get to see you? You need to call me when you're going to be coming through!

Love all your FO's. You've been busy!

I'm glad to hear you're not toughing out the winter - why suffer if you don't have to?

Lora said...

Great Tree!! LOL

Gigi said...

LOL - LOVE the kitten pic! It is getting difficult to use the computer around Harold as he puts both front paws and all his weight on my forarm to convince me to pay attention to him instead of the computer!

The finished knits look great!

Melissa said...

Julie - I was literally in and out. Saturday after Thanksgiving - stopped to get some yarn for a sock present and realized I had left my wallet in Portland. Luckily I had my checkbook with me and could get the yarn, but had to travel all the way back to Portland and then all the way home and my daughter was coming over for dinner...but e-mail me your phone # and I will definitely give you a shout out when I am around!

Lora - Nathan was so cute when he said that he put up the tree "just for me".

Gigi - Where ya been girl?? I hope you're feeling better. Maybe Harold is trying to tell you he wants his own blog?

NH Knitting Mama said...

Hi, there! Good to see you posting!

SleepyEyes said...

OMG...when you decide to do a FO Friday, you MEAN IT!!! Awesome and beautiful!