Tuesday, December 9, 2008

OMG, has it really been that long since I posted?!?

I guess it has. The baby mentioned in the previous post has been born and all is well there.
I've been knitting up a storm recently. But first, take a look at my cutie. He's adorable, isn't he?

So anyway, here we have the first stocking. Its a lovely white wavy cable pattern, but I really like twisted cables better. It knit up really fast though and I am happy with the size.

I decided for the second one to alter the pattern and make twisted cables instead of wavy cables, but the stocking uses the same basic patter and is therefore the same basic size and shape. I'll post finished pictures of this one soon, its really pretty and happens to be the one Ben picked out as his stocking. The heel and toe are green and I really like it. The one that is my stocking has a red top, a green leg with cables and ribbing, and a red foot. The white stocking was just some old icky acrylic, but I got some inexpensive Vanna's Choice to do the other two stockings and it knit up really nicely. One day I may make intricate nicer stockings, but for now I'm really happy with the ones I have. :-) Now I just need to get some pretty silver stocking hangers and hang them from the mantle.
I spent the last week and some odd days in Midwest City with Tulsa Ballet Theatre doing the Nutcracker and I got a lot of quality present knitting done backstage. More on all of that after the gifts have been given. I guess thats really all I will be doing for the rest of the month, lots of presents still to knit. And when I give up and admit that I won't actually get to all of them then there will be all that last minute shopping. Oh well, I love christmas. :-) I love to shop for people and find just the right thing. Or knit just the right thing. I love when people really love a gift and you can tell. And while its not about getting gifts, I also love when you open a package and the gift inside shows that the person who gave it to you really knows you and had some insight in to what you would just love to have or what you desperately wanted but wouldn't buy for yourself. Its always a nice feeling to be reminded that someone really knows you or really listens. Am I making any sense?!? Sum it all up with I Love Christmas. :-)

I will try and remember to get on and post more pictures of the stockings, especially once they are hung. And then there is the orange and black stocking I did for the OSU silent auction fundraiser thingie.
So much to do, so little time.



1 comment:

shelley said...

OMG has it really been that long since I've read your blog? i missed all of Dec.!