Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thankgiving & Knitting Go Hand In Hand

Warning: Seriously Picture-Heavy Post. Sorry!

I've been offline for the last week and loved every minute of it. My trip home for Thanksgiving was all that I could have wanted and more. I realize how much I miss my family when I go back home. I cried all the way until Indiana on the drive back today. *sniff*

Anyway! There's been knitting. Whole days of movie marathons with the fam allow for plenty of knitting time. There are now officially enough baby hats for all the babies that are expected to be born (in my hometown) in the month of December.

For all these hats, I used variations of this pattern and then just kinda made changes as I felt like it when knitting. For the most part, these hats are all made out of stash Caron Simply Soft (my favorite-est acrylic yarn). However, there's a little Knit Pick Shine Worsted and Classic Elite Premiere thrown in for good measure.

Also, I know that the black and yellow "bee look" might be a little disturbing to some people out there. However, black & gold are the high school colors, so they make a little more sense when put into that light. My little sister has already requested one the grandson of one of her teachers.

I also finished up two more scarves that have been my bedside knitting for awhile.

Yarn: Wal-Mart No Boundaries Yarn, 2 skeins
Pattern: Plain old garter stitch - cast on about 20 and go!
Needles: Size 13
Time: About two months of just looking at it resting in the knitting basket, about 6 hours of actual knitting time
Cost: Gift yarn - Free!

Before we all snicker & laugh at the Wal-Mart yarn, I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I don't shop there, but my mom sent this to me in a care package last spring. It's really soft & has a very pretty sheen. If I didn't live in the middle of Siberia, I'd actually keep this one for myself. It's just too thin to be useful here in Michigan.

Pattern: One-Row Handspun Scarf, by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Free
Yarn: Adrienne Vittadini Nadia, 4 skeins - $11 (on sale!!)
Needles: Size 10.5
Time: About 1 month of travel knitting

This is another scarf that's going to the shawl ministry. It's very pretty, but just not quite the right color for my winter coat.

On a funny note, I posted this up on Ravelry earlier tonight and I went back to check something about 5 minutes later, and someone had already "favorited" it. Aww.. I feel special.

Believe it or not, there's actually more pictures to show, but they are just going to have to be brought out at a later date. I'm pooped from all the traveling. I hope that everyone else's Thanksgivings were as wonderful as mine.

(My family! Aren't they cute?)


Anonymous said...

Yay for the Vandy colored hats!!

Shelley said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving. Too bad your break ended so soon, but at least you got to really enjoy yourself. And the knitting looks great! I miss you!

Jen said...

Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! And all that knitting!? Beautiful!

Sarah said...

Oh no! I'm on midnights Thurs. night. Hopefully we can get together during the day. Is that as late as you're staying?

Sarah said...

And I love the hats and scarves!
Also, the bee movie thing just came out. It might be really popular for that reason as well.

Elaine said...

The hats are great and so are the scarfs. It's wonderful that you find time to knit and think about others while you are so busy.

Glad you had such a terrific visit home. My birthday was Thanksgiving day and my daughter was home for the holiday so it was just wonderful for me too.

Thanks for the nice words about my sweater, by the way.

Stacie said...

Your family IS cute. Since my daughters have begun to fly the coop, I read your description of crying all the way to Indiana with some sympathy and a little glee, because when a daughter leaves but misses home, that means she will return, often! I always hope that for your parents, and for my daughters. 8^) Loved the baby hats and the Yarn Harlot scarf!

hakucho said...

Those baby hats are so cute! Lovely scaves as well. You do have a very cute family!! Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving :)

happy knitting :)