29 November 2009

Christmas Decorations

I ended up getting a lot of knitting done this weekend - half a project. Well, considering how much knitting I've done in the last three weeks, I would consider how much I have completed a lot. I am really happy with how my Apartment Christmas Stocking is turning out. I must say however, that the pattern goes against Elizabeth Zimmerman's Fair Isle rules. Elizabeth says that you should never run a yarn more than 5 stitches and I found that I was running my yarn for the smaller snowflakes 7 stitches. Tisk tisk. I didn't change the pattern because I just wanted to go as fast as I could. Next time though, I will add stitches to not break the rule. I can see the benefits of Elizabeth's rule, and unfortunately I can also see what breaking the rule does in this pattern. Anyways, here is what I've knitted so far:

My Felted Clogs/Slippers are finally done. I must say that I cannot take credit to the suede part. Mom cut up her old coat and the skirt for the soles and sewed them up for me. Here they are, all done, yay.

I got back today and decorated my apartment after putting everything away. Here are my Christmas decorations, tree and all: (The ornaments are this year's Hallmarks - Corvette and all :-) )

This weekend, I also decorated my Polish Christmas tree, I don't have a picture with me, but will have to post it later.

Oh, when I checked my mail today, I got a letter from a National Board Review and it was Addressed to Dr. Nicole D>>>. I'm not even a doctor yet. I was taken aback by it, in a good way; it felt nice.

27 November 2009

Christmas Stocking

In addition to the yarn for Susie's Wedding Shower gift, I got yarn to make a Christmas Stocking for my apartment at Palmer. I started it a few days ago and am liking it thus far. I will hopefully finish it this weekend, so I may hang it up in my Apartment and enjoy what little Christmas decorations I will have at school. I suppose the Christmas decorations that we have at home makes up for my lack-there-of at school.

Yarn: Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky
(3) 23 Eggplant
(2) 24 Light Blue
Needles: US 10

I do realize that these colors really aren't that traditional, but who says that I have to be traditional about Christmas anyways? The more that tought about it and worked on the project, I realized that the purple matches Palmer's school colors, so it's appropriate, I suppose. Plus purple is my favorite color and I guess that I had to work it into my decor somehow, so I guess this was it. The light blue reminded me of one of those blue's that you'd find on a cartoon with glisteny blue snow.


21 November 2009

Susie's Wedding Shower Gift

I'm not going to say what I'm making for my friend, but I can at least show what the yarn looks like. My friend Susie is getting married this May and I am in her wedding. This is part of her gift for the shower. The only thing that I will say is that I will be making four items from this yarn and that it will be felted.

I am hoping to start this project over Thanksgiving break, but I have two exams the following week, so a great deal of my weekend will be spent studying. The sad thing is I haven't even gotten a chance to knit in the last two and a half weeks. I would at least like to make one thing this weekend, we'll see though.

Yarn: (3) Valley Yarn Berkshire Bulky (23 Eggplant)
Pattern: TBA
Needle Size: US 13