Are you ready for Christmas? I am just about ready......I have one last present to do and I am going to take a page out of the Darlene (aka Awesomegrannie) playbook....I will start this item tonight (the 19th) and need it done by the 24th before Church at 3:00 pm. I am going to make a Crocheted blanket for Paige's Boyfriend, Chris....yes, I am crazy, but I think I can do it.
So to jump right in to what I have been up to this past week since it ties into me making a blanket for Chris. See, Darlene started one for her future SIL and I helped a little during this week, and while I was helping, I decided that Chris would really like one of these. Here is the one for Darlene's future SIL that I helped with...it just needs one more gray stripe at the top :)
I also finished my December socks......
So that means that I finished the whole year of socks..I tried to put them all like a clock (January at the 1 o'clock hour, February at two o'clock....etc), but it did not really work out......
I am also entering them all into the Box 'o Sox KAL.....so I took a picture of them all in a box.
First only self striping
Then with the one pair of worsted socks I made.
I wanted to make 16 pairs for 2015....but realized I only made 15.....bu then realized I gave one pair to my mom.....so I really did knit 16 pairs in 2016.....but I am not sure I can keep up with 17 in 2017 and 18 in 2018....but hey, I did it for 2016 :)
The only other thing I worked on was Paige's sweater.....I have a good chunk of the front panels done....but it is really hard to photograph.....now, this project will be a in a different project bag later tonight, but more on that later,
I have a few stash enhancements.....I got my last shipment from the Miss Babs Knitting Tour 2016.....I have not done any of the projects this year, so I really want to do this one. Here is my skein....but I saw other member's skeins and some had more gray....so I ordered an extra that has more gray and it is coming....I will probably make the shawl with the more gray one. We are going to Toronto, Canada....and I did already sign up for next year's tour!
I ordered some sport weight black yarn....I bought it to do a certain KAL that starts January 1st, but I am not 100% sure I am still going to do it....I have to see. I got some Merino and some that is Cotton and Viscose......both are by Drop by Garnstudio (I have never tried any of their yarn).
Now, for a stash enhancement that was a gift.....the GREATEST GIFT EVER. Darlene and I did our Christmas Present swap this morning and she made me a QUILT.....a big, beautiful, fabulous, wonderful quilt.....I cannot believe it....I JUST LOVE IT and it is soooooooo GORGEOUS These pictures do not do it justice.
She also gave me a tote bag set in the awesome black skulls...this is going to be my new 'sweater' bag (hence the reason that Paige's sweater is going into this bag tonight)! She also got me a skein of yarn from Leading Men Fiber Arts that matches my bag set....that was a complete accident....she got it because the name of the yarn is Acid Trip.....I just love that name. She saw a podcast where someone was knitting socks with it and it came out so nice....I cannot wait to cast on something with this yarn!
Thank you so much Darlene.....you are the greatest friend ever, and I am blessed to be able to call you my Best Friend!! Thank you for my fabulous gifts!!
Just a few extra things from the week.......
I also got a pretty great box from Hello Fresh this past week....there was an awesome steak and potatoes dish (I did not get a picture of) and a creamy mushroom porkchop plate that was really good.....Jaime really enjoyed them both.
We went to go see a performance by Cataleya...she is such a cutie pa-tootie!
That is all I have....Merry Christmas!
Happy Happy Happy Knitting!