Just a quick post before Christmas… today is a baking day, enough so my son can take some home with him. But enough of that, here’s some knitting!
Colours of Shetland arrived on the 14th!!
And I had this knit up by the 16th!! (I used Jamieson & Smith for the hat, which, with much forethought, I ordered in anticipation of the book.)
And I started the matching tunic:
I am using KnitPicks Palette for the tunic, I would love to use Jamieson & Smith, but should use my stash rather than spend more $$.
This is a fantastic book, I will probably knit every single pattern in it. However, over the holidays I will design and knit a toque for hubby from the remaining yarn from my hat, maybe with a stranded pattern a tad more masculine than flowers?
I also finished my Christmas knitting, a sweater for my son, FINALLY. I love him, really I do, but knitting for men is just not one of my favourite things. So, this has been on the needles for over a year. Anyway, it’s done! And since I don’t think my son reads my knitting blog, haha, I know, I’m shocked too, what do you MEAN he doesn’t read it? I figure I can post a picture.
I’m giving it to him on Christmas eve, so will get some action shots then. I used Berroco’s Vintage (50/50 wool, acrylic). I really like this yarn, very soft and knits up really nicely. And he can wash in the washing machine.
This is the extent of the Christmas decorations at our house.
Frankie managed to run off with one of the flowers from this hanging basket of stuff while I was just trying to get it from the car to the house. So you can imagine how a tree would fare!
We had a huge dump of snow, here is Frankie and the neighbour’s dog (black dog) enjoying it.
And Bessie watching it all with incredulity and touch of disdain.
I don’t have any pictures of the Christmas cookies my daughter sent because we already ate them. Not much forethought there…
Hope you have great holidays!