By Tanya

This is a site to catelog, track and share all the various projects I create. It is intended to share and log successes and failures of my various craft projects. Soon you will see Handmade Cards, Knitting projects, Scrapbook pages, and Quilting projects, to name a few.

Monday, January 01, 2007

New Year begins with a Pop!

It's been too long since I posted so I have a little catching up to do. First I must show you the terrific knitting related items I received for Christmas.
Christmas Presents

The yarn is from the hubby, Troy, and is Fleece Artist Merino sock yarn. I love the colors! I also received the Victorian Lace Today book from him as well (I hinted really hard for this one and he came through). This book is even better than Grumperina's review stated, if that's possible. This is a must have book for every knitter. The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook is from my friend Line and has everything you ever needed to know about dying, spinning and than sock making. It's fabulous and just in time since I'm planning to attend the Drop Spindle class at London-Wul this month. Thanks to everyone for some fabulous presents. I think I must have been a good girl this year.

Also, here are the last pair of Christmas socks that were finished on December 27.
Blue Diagonal Rib Socks
Diagonal Rib Socks
Essential Tweed in Flint from
2.25mm Crystal Palace set of 5 double pointed needles
80sts, 8x2 rib
Started: Dec 20; Finished: Dec 27, 2006

I'm ready for the Knit A Long at London-Wul to begin! The KAL is to make an Einstein coat from Sally Melville's book 1: The Knit Stitch but I've chosen to make the Fleece Artist Garter Stitch coat, which oddly enough is knit in stocking stitch.

Here is the kit:
Garter Jacket Kit from Fleece Artist

After some fun ball winding
Mo on Swift
Mo from Fleece Artist
Curly Locks on Swift
Curly Locks from Fleece Artist

I was ready to prepare a swatch (no really, I swatched!)
Supplies for Garter jacket

And here is the swatch to prove it:
Garter Jacket Swatch

The colors are darker than the pictures and are blending really well together. I hope my Mom likes it. The KAL starts next Sunday, January 7. I'm waiting until then to cast on the sweater, but I'm ready and raring to go.

I hope every had a wonderful New Year's Eve! Ours was quiet and intimate. We had a fondue party with my parents and champagne and sparklers at midnight. This year everything is going to fall into step with everything else. The champagne bottle 'popped' by itself as the count down bellowed out "3, 2, 1" then POP the top of the champagne bottle flew off even though it was sitting on the counter with no one near it. If that's not some sort of sign, I'll eat the cork. I'm looking forward to a fun and busy 2007!

To commemorate 2006, here is a photo gallery of most (but not all) of my 2006 finished projects:
2006 Finished Projects



At Monday, January 01, 2007, Blogger Shelley said...

The yarn looks great! Do you have any plans for it yet? I was contemplating taking that drop spindle course from London Wul too, but I don't think I'll be able to. I guess there is always another time.

Happy New Year!

At Tuesday, January 02, 2007, Blogger KnittenKnots said...

Happy New Year!! I'm so jealous that you got the Lace book - I was eyeing it at chapters over lunch today. :-) The Fleece Artist kit looks gorgeous!

At Wednesday, January 03, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will we get to see the book tonight at Heidi?

Happy new year and all my best wishes for 2007!


At Sunday, January 07, 2007, Blogger Operakatz said...

Isn't Fleece Artist stuff wunnerful? I'm afraid I've become quite addicted! Love the colors for your Garter Stitch jacket!


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