"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

And for a change of pace......

Wow - no post since the 24th of November.  Well, I've been a tad busy.  BG was here with Grandpa and I 24/7 while mom and dad were in Hawaii.  We had a good time, but now I know the true meaning of  "bone tired"!  I spent all day yesterday knitting, relaxing and enjoying (?? - not sure about that one) the silence of our now empty home.  He'll be back bright and early on Tuesday morning, and this grandma will be ready!!! And then some.....

So, where was I, oh yes....  I couldn't talk my mom into a Terra shawl.  Instead she wants one made out of scrap sock yarn.  She has requested a garter stitch triangular shawl knit out of odds and ends of sock yarn, with a picot bind off.  I have one that she likes, (but I fail to find a photo right now).  Anyway - I held a lace yarn along with the sock yarn, which I had to order.  Actually, I don't think I have an adequate amount of sock yarn scraps to make it either.....but I'll get it accomplished.  If that's what she wants.  I doubt that it will be completed in time for Christmas, but I'll do my best.

Untill I get the supplies for mom's shawl, this is keeping me busy:

It's an Advent Scarf(just added link - sorry) Each day starting on December first, the designer has posted a section of the pattern.  I think it's probably some sadistic madness from which I suffer, but I am somewhat addicted to it right now.  The designer actually posts the clues late in the evening of the day before, due to time differences, so I get a head start on the next days assignment.  Evening is when I do most of my knitting, so so far, I have been able to keep up.  I wanted a more substantial rather than lacy scarf, so this is knit out of fingering weight (Cascade Heritage Sock yarn) on size 2.75 mm needles.  The width will be generous enough to fold over and make a nice warm neck wrap, and hopefully the length will be ok too.  I can always repeat a couple of the segments if I need to add length.  It was designed for either lace or fingering weight, but on a larger needle, so it should be more open and airy (and larger, I presume).  Time will tell.....if I can keep up the pace that is.

Off to ready my son's Christmas box.  I need to get it in the mail before the rush is on.  And house decorations will come out today.  BG will have some new excitement when next he comes thru the back door.  We visited Santa last week, and while shy at first, eventually thought he was an ok kinda guy.  He's learning "jingle bells" at preschool, and lots of other secret stuff is going on there.  Parent's gifts I presume.  Life thru the eyes of a two year old must be so curious at times!  

8 comments:

Liana said...

oooh, the Advent Calendar Scarf sounds like great fun. Do you think I could catch up if I joined in now? If so, how do I join in the fun? Is there a Rav group for it?
Christmas at your house is probably a blast. I'll have my brother and sis-in-law this year but it's quiet cause neither one of us has kids.

Karen said...

Your advent scarf is coming out great! I've seen a few around blogland. The idea is genius.
BG will be so much fun at Christmas this year. He'll have a good idea of what's going on. You'll all have so much fun.

bobbi said...

Just want to say "hi"

Dorothy said...

I love the idea of and Advent Scarf. But I'm kind of glad I didn't see it right off because I think I might have been tempted and I'm already stressing about getting Christmas knitting done. But I'm downloading the patterns for next year!

Artseycrafts said...

Your scarf is beautiful and sounds like so much fun. Christmas with BG will be so much fun now that he is old enough to understand "Santa" and the other goodies.

Marguerite said...

That scarf is lovely. I have some yarn that would be perfect, but I don't think I have the time to do it. Maybe next year.

Judy S. said...

Well, I'm loving having your scarf to look at while I try to catch up..Ha! I doubt that will happen as I'm still on day 2. Oh well, maybe I'll be done by next Christmas. We have our big choir concert this weekend. Rehearsal all morning tomorrow; it'll be streamed live twice on Sunday morning....

KnittySue said...

Wanted to stop and wish you a Very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year....I've been too busy to do my daily blog reads or post so wanted to stop by and send some holiday wishes.
Been caring for grandgirls while mom works her 12hr shifts,doing her housework,errands and gift wrapping... so I'm not home much