Sunday, December 2, 2007

December arrives!

Well, it has been some time since I put anything on this blog. I have to get better at it, but with ravelry I am spending too much time there and not enough here or knitting! Idea's , Idea's.

I have to take some pictures to post of some of the items I have completed for gifts. I made hats. I started out making one for Edward and it was too small for a man's head, so Rachel got that one. The second one I made was much larger, and when Matthew tried it on, he got that one. I made a third one, and finally, that one will be Edwards. So I got his socks and his hat done for his gift.

I have also made a "reversible caplet" for Rachel, though I like it better on the knit side versus the pearl side. I made it out of Lion Brand Suede and I am not sure if I should block it before wrapping it for her. So, now I am in the process of making one for myself and I will experiment on that one.

Poor Rachel, I thought I had told her about her birthday socks and how to wash them....... She got them mixed up with the first pair I made her and so they felted and shrunk! Lion Brand Wool sure does felt nice! But the odd thing was, both were made from the same die lot, but different skeins, and they both felted and faded at different degrees. Learning all the time.

Oh, and that is another thing. ALWAYS check the dye lots. I thought I had when I picked up the yarn for Edwards socks, and sad to say, they are definitely fraternal twins. Didn't even notice til I was done with the second one. They are house socks so it really doesn't matter and such things are done with love, right?

Well, I promise to post photos this week. I got a new memory card for my camera and that is going to help alot.

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