Thursday, January 12, 2006


We interrupt this program ( the essential stripe) to bring you a finished object. I didn't get much knitting done in December and I've been itching to finish something. Of course, it would have been nice if it was one of my works in progress, but it wasn't.
I was feeling a little left out at xmas. You see, I always get my brood, new pajamas and slippers for Christmas. They get to wear their new things on Christmas eve, so when we all wake up and open gifts, everyone, looks nice in their new stuff for the opening presents pictures.
Usually one of the kids, will get my hubby and I new slippers as one of our gifts. But... this year, somehow I was forgotten, each child thought the other was buying mom slippers, and none of them did.

So, since I was forgotten, I decided to make my own. These our Fiber trends felted clogs, pre and post felting.

They fit perfectly. As soon as they dry completely they will be on my feet all of the time. Made with lambs pride bulky they knit up very quickly.

Now back to the previously scheduled program, finishing the ES.

Monday, January 02, 2006

A new year

I'm not one to spout New Years resolutions, however I do have some goals related to knitting I'd like to accomplish.
I want to improve my skills, by trying projects that are a little more difficult. A few weeks ago, I mused that I wanted to make a finished garment for myself. I'm almost there on that goal. Here's my essential stripe.
I'd like to try my hand at fair isle, make more socks, toe up, cuff down, short row heels and toes, set in sleeves and increase my speed.
Now that the holidays are over, I should be able to spend more time relaxing, which means knitting and reading.
I wish every one a very happy and prosperous 2006. More posting to come.