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.

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