Okay, I will jump in with some stash enhancements....first, I got some more knit picks felici in the Tea Party, Madrigal, Candy Jar and Baker Street colorways.....Instead of showing each stash picture (which you can see on my ravelry), I will show you a picture I sent my sister a picture of almost all the felici colors I have so she can tell me which one my niece will like the best (I will be starting the toes for her and giving her a little sock knitting kit for Christmas):
Then, I got three more packages from the HiyaHiya New Product Swap...thank you to Chappy, Wendi and Susan! The ornament is already on my tree and that bracelet can hold stitch markers!!
I got the most awesome early Christmas gift from Darlene....a new bag set that I LOVE! It has deer wearing knitted items and the trees are yarn bombed...How cool is that!
My newest needles came in from Dyakcraft.....ORANGE NEEDLES.....who thought of that? I love them! You are either seeing double or I may have bought two sets:
Plus my iPad Pro....this thing has a pretty big screen....I have not decided if I love it or hate it. It is heavy, but I love the clarity of the big screen.
Now for the knitting.....pretty much all I knit on were the mitts for Shyla and I finished them. Now, this yarn is NEON, but not quite as neon as the pictures are....it was very hard to photograph this yarn.
I also started Chris' socks....in the awesome bag from Darlene.
And, I worked maybe an inch on my niece's socks...but did not snap a picture. Speaking of socks....I think I have mentioned that I am going to try to do the Desert Vista Dyeworks Unofficial Sock of the Month Club. Now, I have a friend named Paula (that I have mentioned on the blog before)....she was knitting socks two at a time on two circulars like this (these are her pictures):
then she saw a picture of three at a time being done:
and decided to give it a try (despite me telling her that she was smoking crack!): Well, I got an email from her last night and I loved what she said so much, I asked her if I could put it on my blog (and she said yes): She said:
Well, I tried. I really did. I have the 3 pair toe up socks on my really long needles & I have tried to knit them all. I find it very ‘fiddly’ and more trouble than it’s worth. I’m going to take them off & put them back on 3 pair of double circs like I’m used to knitting. Good news is, I have the beginnings of 3 new pair of socks!!!
And the really good news is – I don’t feel like a failure because I didn’t do it. I *could* do it. I just didn’t *like* doing it. And that’s what knitting is all about for me. The joy of doing something creative that relaxes me. Three pair at a time was work, not relaxation or joy.
I just thought this was the most wonderful way to look at it!!!!
So remember to always try at least once....and with that, I leave you with some wonderful sayings and pictures of my grandsons.....my youngest grandson, Mario Ramirez III turned 1 this past week....Happy Birthday Mario!
Happy Happy Happy Knitting!