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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Holiday Happenings

Hello all. With all of the holiday fun, I have been so busy. I finished the steam punk cowl (inspira cowl) and it turned out wonderful! I gave it to my sister for Christmas and she loved it.

The picture with the pattern shows the women wearing the cowl around her shoulder... I am pretty sure that there is no way this cowl would fit over the shoulder unless you increased the number of stitches!
 My sister also started knitting and finished her first project. I am really impressed. I love how it turned out. The colors are just beautiful! She actually gave me the cowl as a present.

 I have started my next project which is knitting two socks at once. A friend showed me a youtube video that really helped explain each step of the sock. After the first inch or so it becomes extremely easy to see how the whole set up works. Plus you do not have to worry about second sock syndrome, which I have!

I am actually about 2 inches farther but I do not have picture yet!
As for future projects, my budget is starting to get tight and I have realized that I can buy pretty good yarn at craft stores such as Michaels and Hobby Lobby for a lot cheaper. I love the yarn store but knitting every project with yarn from a yarn store would be too expensive!
I am going to start a baby blanket soon. The pattern is pretty simple. I do not have a pattern to link to because it is in a book and I am not will to purchase the book. Its simply knitting and perling squares with color changing yarn. I am excited to find some color changing yarn after work tonight to start the project!
As for our holiday, it was absolutely wonderful. We saw family, had great food, and fun together! The first night my father took Paul and I out to eat at Piggy's in La Crosse. Unfortunately, Nolan was acting up and had to stay home with Paul's parents. We had amazing food at Piggy's accompanied by great music.
The following day, Christmas eve, we had a great dinner cooked by my mother-in-law. We saw the rotary lights at Riverside park. Finally, Christmas day we saw my mom, my father and went back and hung out with Paul's parents. We got so many gifts, we were absolutely spoiled. I received many items including a new knitting book, One-Skein wonders. It has some pretty cute projects that I am excited to get started on.

Happy Knitting and Happy New Year.

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