Wednesday, July 20, 2011


I have finally finished my sister's blanket, and it's only two months after her actual birthday. Mind you, with the current heat wave we're experiencing, I don't think she's about to use it.

Other projects on the go: a scarf for myself, and a pair of socks for me too. And then the Christmas gifts crunch time.... I'm trying to keep all my knitting last minute ;) really, I'm trying!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Unfinished project...

Well today is my sister's birthday, and her blanket is not finished. It's about 85-90% finished. As I was finding it getting heavier, and painful to knit for more than a couple hours a day, I started knitting baby bonnets. I did about a dozen and gave them to my Mom, as she seems to be invited to baby showers a lot lately (handmade items are still quite appreciated).
I also finished a pair of socks for a Christmas gift. Can you believe it, just seven months until Christmas! Yeah, maybe I should knit more socks or scarves for Christmas.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

New projects started

Here's a blanket I started about a month ago for my sister's birthday in late may. It's very similar to Sophie's blanket I finished for Christmas (all cables), but just on a bigger scale. I find that even though I'm using circular needles, it still takes a toll on my shoulders, so I have a secondary project started: A new pair of socks in Berrocco Ultra Alpaca. This new pair of socks will be a Christmas gift for either one of four people with similar size feet.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New socks

Here's a new pair of socks I started while on vacation at my parents about a month ago. It seemed very much needed then: it was very cold and these are made with Berroco Ultra Alpaca. But spring is coming, so I won't need them so much, right? I hope spring is here to stay...
I've started another pair of socks in Berroco Ultra Alpaca. This pair is for a Christmas gift. That's right Christmas! There's only about nine months left!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Quick update

Well, Christmas came and went. I managed to complete ten presents out of an expected eighteen. A scarf for DH, socks for both my sister and my niece, hats and scarves for my nephews, and a blanket for Sophie. I also knitted a scarf for a colleague, but gave it to her last month. Here's Sophie and her blankie, and my niece modeling her socks.

I also managed to save a few pair of socks. A few weeks ago, I went for a vacation at my parent's and took three pairs of socks for which I still had yarn. My Mom taught me how to darn them, but I must admit that her method is not quite seamless. At least I get to keep those socks for a bit, or until I knit myself a few more pairs.