Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas time is here

Though there may not be much evidence of it here, I have been knitting in the past month! It seems like there hasn't been enough time in the day to try to get everything done and document it, too.

Allow me to show off the latest Finished Object: the Celtic Cable Pillows

Pattern: cable pattern taken from The Knit Stitch Bible
Yarn: Cascade Eco Wool, doubled
Needles: Denise Interchangeable, size 11 US
Date Started: November 20, 2006
Date Finished: Seamed and stuffed on December 16, 2006
Finished size: 9 inches square

These pillows are my Christmas gift to my sister, Heather, and my new brother-in-law, Spencer. I'm hoping that they'll enjoy them as much as I have been able to in the past month. Spencer loves Celtic mythology and even has a large Celtic cross tattooed on his upper arm, so I spent a lot of time trying to find a Celtic cable that I thought he would appreciate.

As far as Christmas knitting goes, there isn't much left for me to do! Isaac's black hat is done and Owen's second sock is on toe decreases. I'm making a hackeysack for Jared and that has involved a little tinkering with the pattern, but is well on it's way now and should be finished by the end of the week. Mom's knitted goodies were done in August, and it's been fun seeing if I could really wait 4 whole months before giving them to her.

Once the Christmas knitting is finished I plan on bringing my UnGranny Smith sweater out of it's lonely knitting bag and working on that more. Plus, I bought the Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino 2 book at my LYS on Saturday and I'm dying to cast on for something in there! I think that I have more post-Christmas knitting plans than I had Christmas knitting!!!