Knitwhitties: A Little Knitting Nothing

I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex. - Oscar Wilde

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Oh, My!

I see it's been over 3 weeks since I last blogged. Oops. Between being ill, and getting ready for Christmas, there wasn't a lot of knitting going on. There still isn't, actually, but I have finished a sock! Woo hooo! There's no excuse for not having finished a pair of socks, because all I have left to do is graft, but I'm so caught up in the euphoria of having finally, after endless months, finished a sock that I haven't finished the second sock. Also, I think I grafted incorrectly, because that toe is sure as heck funny looking.

But from the side, it looks fine:

I had a lovely Christmas, and hope all of you did as well. And my uncle gave me some awesome knitting presents. A swift, from here , and a ball winder, and the Bond ULTIMATE DELUXE sweater machine. Can't wait to play with them. Altho, I suppose in my case, that would be figure out how they work.

Friday, December 07, 2007

I Know You're All Going To Be Jealous

I recieved my final surprise and reveal from my SP11. You can find her over at her totally cool blog. And look at the wonderful goodies in this present. Mmmm hmmm. The enchanting Argosy scarf pattern from knitty. Three skeins of Louisa Harding yarn in a beautiful honey brown colorway. I'm not familiar with that yarn, but it's so soft and sweet I can't wait to try it. She really has excellent taste in yarn - each set has been just scrumptious, in breathtaking colors. Some deliciously different sweets to take the edge off that knitting frustration. Mmmmm. And just wonderful for the holiday season. A very cool Horse Cavalry soldier pen for The Boy, who was absolutely thrilled that something in the package for him! And a bottle of linen/room scent in Sensual Jasmine that is just captivating.

I can't thank you enough, and have been well and truly spoiled!

Look how beautifully wrapped!

The first item unwrapped!

See the card to put you in the holiday mood? The snowman is wearing handknits! Look at the gorgeous colors in that yarn. And can't you just see how soft it is? The pattern is just peaking out underneath. And look at those tasty treats! I love me some shortbread with a nice cup of tea.

Now, didn't I tell you you'd be jealous??