Looks like life (and deadline knitting – remind me not to do that next year!) got away with me and I haven’t managed to post in quite some time! Hope everyone had a very happy holiday season!

Santa was quite good to me – on the knitting front, I received some yummy Fleece Artist sock yarn (a skein of 2/6 merino and a skein of Sea Wool – which I’ve been dying to try!), a needle keeper for my sock WIPs (I need more of these – you’ll see why below!) and a gift certificate for my favorite LYS (Wool n’ Things in Orleans) – which I will use to buy some Fleece Artist Casbah (cashmere – yummy!). I also am getting a ball winder (MIL forgot it at her house – she’ll be mailing it to me), and I have a copy of Cat Bordhi’s Socks Soar on Two Circs on the way to me!

As for the gifted knits:

I did manage to get the Ruby Tuscany done – at 3 am the day we left for the holidays! I’m not overly happy with it (too short IMO, and the 2 ends blocked funny – BOO!), but Hubby’s Gramma loved it – so that makes me happy!

Hubby’s socks – well, the first sock has yet to have it’s mate. I tried working on them on the car ride to the GIL’s, but apparently, although I can knit (lace even) while watching tv, my mind cannot process plain ol’ stockinette in the round in a dark car. Oh, and apparently the tote I chose to carry the sock-in-progress in likes to pull multiple stitches off of needles…. Needless to say, I ended up frogging the sock (too many problems to fix for my patience level). I’ll get that second sock done one of these days!

My Dad liked his socks – and one of his friends even commented that they looked “store-bought” – which I take as a compliment (to me it just says I did an excellent job). I don’t know how well they fit him yet, as there’s no need for wool socks on a beach in Jamaica (where he is now) – hopefully I’ll find out when he gets back šŸ™‚

Hubby’s Aunt really liked her scarf – as did everyone else! It actually ended up as quite the conversation piece that evening!

My MIL loved her shawl. Seriously LOVED it. She raved and raved about it. Comments such as “I can’t believe how intricate it is” and “It’s hard to believe you’ve only been knitting for just over a year” and “WHAT!? You knit this while watching TV?!?” were heard (from her) multiple times.

Anyways…I’m a little sleep deprived at the moment (teething baby = 3hrs of sleep last night = not my idea of fun) so I’ll post photos of everything later on (maybe after a nap)!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season and that all handmade gifts were appreciated!


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