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Wow, It’s Been A While! November 4, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — knittingdodo @ 5:35 pm

So, I realized that I haven’t posted anything in nearly a week!  Sorry about that.  I’ve been sick.  That doesn’t mean I haven’t been knitting, of course I’ve been knitting!  When I die, I will still be knitting.  But I just haven’t been feeling up to doing much of anything else.

I have a FO for you fine folks this morning.  My first official Christmas gift is finished!  Yay!!!!!  Only, like, 8 more to go.  Here are the leg warmers I made for the future SIL. 

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If you read my other post when these were just WiPs, you would know that I opted out of making the Red Dwarf socks because I really, really want to make them for myself.  Also, you may have noticed in the above picture that there are added hand warmers.  Yeah, I had some leftover yarn, so I decided to put it to good use.  I didn’t have quite enough, though and had to make the second one a little different.  That’s not a trick of the light, the one thumb is shorter than the other.  I may take the bigger one out and shorten it, or I may just leave it.  We’ll see how I feel, but, probably, I’ll just leave it.  I’m lazy.  Now all I have left is to weave the thousand ends of the second leg warmer and I can wrap this baby up!  Want some more pictures?  Ok…

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Oh, the hand warmers are a tweaked version of the Cherry Red Handwarmers.  The original pattern was done flat, but I didn’t like that so, with the help of another knitter, I made them in the round and added a thumb.  They came out ok, but there was an awful lot of knit2tog to make the lace pattern and my poor little hands were a mite tired at the end.  I doubt I’ll make them again, but they served this purpose splendedly.

The other thing I’ve been working on this past week?  Ickle bitty ornaments!!!!  Aren’t they cute?
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They’re for an ornament exchange.  I have one sock and a sweater left to do.  I plan on getting them done today and tomorrow.  I have to, the exchange is Thursday!!!

So, that’s what I’ve done this week, not too shabby for being a sickie.  Oh, don’t forget today is voting day!  I don’t care who you vote for, just get out there and do it!

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One Response to “Wow, It’s Been A While!”

  1. Erin Says:

    Yay! I love the itty bitty ornaments! They are so cute!


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