Thursday, January 04, 2007

Obligatory Goofy Christmas Pictures

We've had a wonderful Christmas and New Years and I can't wait to finally show off what I've secretly been working on!

Owen's socks: Made from leftover Sockotta yarn that I used to make Mom a pair of Christmas socks. These were a great quick knit and I was so pleased to find a use for leftover sock yarn!
Isaac's Black Wargreymon hat (named after his favorite Pokemon character) made from Cascade Pastaza. Isaac is a very particular one about how his clothes fit and feel so I was so happy that he gave his stamp of approval on the hat. (He also prefers my lasagna to anyone else's just to throw that in there!)
Pepa's Irish Hiking Scarf in Silky Wool. This is my maternal grandmother who will be moving to our neck of the woods at the beginning of February! She spends most of the year wearing a Fall palette of clothes and so when I saw this color I knew that it was absolutely perfect for her. Pepa was thrilled with her scarf and wore it for the rest of the day!
Mom's socks... she really does have a pair in each sock, but this was just such a fun picture that I couldn't help myself! The right sock is the Sockotta that matches Owen's socks and the left sock is Trekking XXL. The most amazing thing about the Trekking socks is that somehow both socks managed to perfectly match eachother in the striping sequence and I didn't notice until I was 2/3 done with them. The Trekking socks were done with a mock cable over 3 a 3x1 rib for the cuff.
It was a knittiful Christmas for Mom as she shows off her knitted cowl done in Knitpicks laceweight though gracious help me I can't remember what it is. This was probably the most boring thing I've ever knit. Garter stitch for 70" on size 1us needles. Just thinking about it puts me in a coma. However, Mom loves it and the cowl has gotten much use already so it was worth it all! (2 notes: Mom wants me to go ahead and mention that she did not make her very cute sweater and I'd like to apologize to Mom as this was not the best picture of her that I've taken but it was the only one where you weren't completely blurry.)

In baby news, we're now 18 weeks along and get to find out the gender of the baby on the 16th! I've got a little baby sweater drying right now that I can't wait to show off, but it'll have to wait for another day.

Happy New Year!


del said...

It looks like everyone enjoyed their fabulous gifts! Great job!

Melissa said...

Great job on the gifts. You mom looks WAY too young to be a grandmother!

Ginger said...

Happy New Year!

Beautiful gifts. The cowl would have killed me, I think, good for you on having the will power to finish it.