Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lazy days... love em

Five days off of work ... this has been a great, lazy five days! I need to do this more often. And the best thing, big piles of work shouldn't be waiting for me since everyone else has been off too. Yeah!!

So what have I been doing for the past several days. Well amazingly little knitting it turns out. I've been on a Twilight binge. After I saw the movie, I reread all the books. I'm thinking about going back to see the movie again. Teen angst... love it!

But it hasn't been all teen romance around here, I did finish up one project and have been working dutifully away on my sweater. First up, a finished object.

A pair of garter stitch mitts for myself.

Last May I made pairs of these for my mom and sister and planned to make a pair for myself. Here were are 6 months later and I've finally gotten around to it.

My favorite part... the way the greenish gold colors contrast with the pinks of the Soy yarn on the palms.

Garter Stitch Mitts by Ysolda
1 ball Pattons SWS (70% wool, 30% soy), Natural Violet (color 70312)
US 9 circulars
Cast on about November 14, 2008
Finished November 28, 2008

Modifications: Cast on only 26 stitches given yarn with a different gauge.

Ravelry details here.

I've also been making progress on my ribbed cardi. Instead of knitting the body pieces in pieces, I put them all on the needles at once. This is making for slow going, but it is finally starting to look like a sweater. So far, I'm still pretty pleased with how this one is coming along.

And last, pictoral proof that I am able to cook and enjoy Thanksgiving solo. S... here's my yummy thanksgiving lunch. An overflowing plate of starchy calories.

Yum! Hope all of you counted your blessings and enjoyed your weekend too.


tiennie said...

Lovely projects! Happy belated thanksgiving to you!

Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love the mitts thankyou for sharing the pattern and mods:)Hugs Darcy

Hilary said...

You have totally inspired me to make those garter stitch mitts -- love 'em!

Oh, and I totally devoured the first Twilight the day after Thanksgiving. I was never into vampirey stuff, wasn't planning to read it...but my MIL left it on the bedside table and I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! I am getting myself to the movie theatre as soon as is humanly possible.