Thursday, December 27, 2007

Finished Objects: Mostly Christmas Presents!

Well, Christmas is over :(. I can't believe it. I did get most of my Christmas knitting done with a few acceptable exceptions. Let me fill you in on what I have finished since my last FO post!

First up is one of many pairs of Fiber Trends Felted Clogs. This pair is made from Patons Classic Wool in Deep Olive and Natural Mix. There is a Fun Fur trim on the top that is done holding 2 strands of the wool and one strand of the Fun Fur in Sandstone. I love the way these came out. They are suppose to be women's size 11 so i made the men's size 13. It looks like they are going to fit but I have not given these to there recipient yet! We'll see!

Next: pink and black! I love the colors on these, but I don't like the shape as well. These have not been gifted yet either. The pink yarn is elann Peruvian Highland wool in Carmine Pink (discontinued). The black is Patons Classic Wool. Just like the first pair, these have a Fun Fur trim which is Lion Brand Fun Fur in Rainbow. These are super fun! The size is women's 10.

Blue and brown! I love these! The wool is Patons again in Too Teal and Chestnut Brown. This time the fun around the top is not Fun Fur but Patons Allure in Mink. This is another pair that has not been gifted. These are going to be hard to give away. I really like them!

These are the second pair of maroon clogs that I had to make for my dad. These fit much better. Did i tell you all that i made the first 2 pairs on the wrong needle size? I couldn't believe it! I did them on size 11s and the pattern calls for 13s. This is why the first pair was a bit small! Oh well! At least I have corrected the problem now! I gave these to him for Christmas and he just loves them! He has harldy taken them off! I am so glad he likes them. Mom loves hers too (the blue and grey ones from a previous post)! She has already asked for another pair!

This is a pic of the bottom of the blue and brown pair. I added a silicone caluk to all the bottoms so they would be slip resistant. This turned out great! You have to use soapy water to move the caulk around, but I have to say it was a lot of fun! i got 5 pairs of clogs out of one regular size tube of caulking.

Ok this wasn't a Christmas present but it is a FO!! My prayer shawl ministry group knit this one together for one of our members. She has no idea we are doing it and has not recieved it yet! I just had to show it off because it is beautiful! It is made out of 14 different yarns! you just cast on the length (in this case 165 stitches) and knit across changing yarns every row. this makes the fringe as you are knitting. the colors are so rich - reds, oranges, browns, and one dark yellow. it is so heavy too! it will be great for the winter! It will be blessed and given to her in a couple of weeks! She will be so surprised!

This is another prayer shawl. It was done in a basketweave pattern. I am really pleased with how it came out. It is Jo-Ann's Sensations Rainbow Classic in the Bright Multi colorway. These are huge skeins (615yds) so it only took one skein! I added ribbon to the fringe for a little extra prettiness (is that a word? is now!).

As you can see I have been busy! I have plans for about 5 more prayer shawls that need to be done before mid February! WOW! I am going to need to enlist some help! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!! i hope that this Christmas day finds you and your family in good spirits. please enjoy this beautiful day that God has gifted us with. here is another knitting carol for you:

Have Yourself A Very Knitted Christmas

Have yourself a very knitted Christmas.
Let your scarves be bright
From now on your AMEX
Should be out of sight.

Have yourself a very knitted Christmas,
Manos, Noro, Bliss.
Tell them all
You only want more yarn for gifts.

There you are on the Internet,
with your credit card in hand,
Buying yarn is equivalent
To the desert needing sand.

Through the years
your stash will keep on growing
and you’ll never stop -
Tell the IRS
you own your own yarn shop!
And have yourself
A very knitted Christmas now.

i did finally figure out where all the knitting carols came from: Knit and Plenty. here is the link:

Monday, December 24, 2007

Silent Knit

Silent Knit, Holy Knit,
All is Wool, All Will Fit
Round Yon Virgin
Wool and Cashmere
Holy Addis so Quick
and so Dear
Knit in Heavenly Peace!
Knit in Heavenly Peace!

It's Beginning to Knit a Lot Like Xmas

It's beginning to knit a lot like Christmas
Ev'rywhere I go;
Take a look in the den and then, the pile of WIPs
And when - the hell am I ever going to SLEEP.
It's beginning to knit a lot like Christmas,
Projects in ev'ry room,
But the ugliest sight to see is the nightmare that will be
The new Christmas throw that’s going to be my doom.
A scarf with fringe - and a pair of socks
Are the wishes of mom and dad;
Rich woolen hats to ski Zermatt
Are the hopes of Bunny and Chad;
Luckily, Uncle Tim has brought the rum to the Egg Nog that he’ll add.

It's beginning to knit a lot like Christmas;
But when the day is through
They’ll be barely out the door and I’ll be casting on some more

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

God Rest Ye Weary Knitters

God rest ye weary knitters Let nothing you dismay
Remember all your projects Be done by Christmas day.
From God our heavenly Father A blessed Angel came.
She brought her wooden needles And luscious Cashmire skeins
We knitted and purled and left nary a one
They were underneath the tree
All wrapped in lovely colors
T’was wonderful to see
God rest ye weary knitters
And smile on Christmas Day
When bright faces wear your stitches
And you’ll feel proud to say
It’s made with love and angel’s yarn
And nights of tea and toil –
It brings tidings of comfort and joy
Comfort and joy, oh tidings of comfort and joy!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Santa Baby

well as Christmas quickly approaches i DO have my knitting completed! i am so happy to report that! well...i have the knitting done that has to be done for tuesday! there is one more pair of Fiber Trends Felted Clogs to do but i won't see that person until later in January! that gives me a little time! last Christmas (pre-blog) i ran across someone who had posted all these fun knitting themed christmas carols. i couldn't resist. i saved them and will share them with you here! up first is one of my favorites...Santa Baby:

Santa Baby
Santa Baby,
Just slip some cashmere under the tree
For me
I’ve Been an knitting fool
Santa Baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa baby, a skein or 2 of alpaca will do
Light blue
I'll wait up for you with needles in hand
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Think of all the knitting I will miss
Think of all the yarn sales I haven’t hit
Next year I will knit oh so good
If you'll check off my Christmas yarn list

Santa Baby, I really want some SoySilk yarn
knits like a charm
Been an knittin’ angel all year
Santa Baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa honey, one little thing I really do need
stix with speed
platinum ones will do
Santa Baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight

Santa cutie, and fill my stocking with some sock yarn
I’ll darn
Don’t forget circulars, dear
Santa cutie, and hurry down the chimney tonight

Come and trim my Christmas tree
With some knitted decorations from KPixie
I really would knit for you
Lets see if you would wear my naughty knits, too

Santa Baby, forgot to mention one little thing
Knit Kit
I don't mean from Joann Fabrics
Santa Baby, Knit & Plenty has em' for me
Hurry down the chimney tonight

Attention: i am not taking any credit for these and if i could remember where i found them i would post that as well. if anyone know who wrote these or where they came from please let me know so i can give credit to where credit is due! thanks!

check back...i will be posting carols until christmas!

Monday, December 10, 2007

F is for FINISHED!!!

i am sorry i haven't posted sooner, but just to let you all know...I PASSED MY EXAM!!! i am now a family nurse practitioner (FNP)!!! the absolute best part of it is that i am also COMPLETELY finished with school. this is the first time since i started school that could say that i am done! at this point in my life i can honestly say that i am not interested in going back anytime soon!

on wednesday (the day after my test) i just couldn't figure out what to do with myself. when you are so intensly studying like i have been doing for 2 weeks all you can think of is all the things that you wish you could be doing, but when i was finally done i didn't know where to start. there was (and still is) a lot of Christmas knitting to do, Christmas shopping to finsh, and cleaning to be done. i haven't even switched my summer and winter clothes out! i am starting to knock some of these things out now but i can't believe how stunned i was to be done earlier in the week! it is a great feeling!

thank you goes out to all who prayed for me and offered me words of encouragement. i have one friend that i called to tell i had passed my test and all she said was, "i know!" i wish i had had as much condifence in myself as she had in me! thank you all!

now the job hunt continues!...and the Christmas knitting!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Yarn Quiz!

What kind of yarn are you?

You are Merino Wool.You are very easygoing and sweet. People like to keep you close because you are so softhearted. You love to be comfortable and warm from your head to your toes.
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