Ok, girls, here is the proof that I have actually been knitting. In fact it’s been a little hairy around here lately and we got a 3rd ice storm for the winter today. There was no school today WOO HOO! But it was awfully slick. I’m just uber excited that at the new house our power is underground and not hanging up to collect ice.
This is the Th-th-thong from Knitty. The recipent for this lovely thong is kind of weird. I gave these to my nephew for his 11th birthday this evening. I KNOW it sounds perverse, but really it is very sweet. I gave him a knitting hat and a pair of Fuzzy feet for Christmas. He then said, “I love this stuff, now aunt Rachel you have to make me a knitted coat, scarf, mittens, t-shirt, pants and then some underwear.” I laughed and told him that I didn’t know if they made regular underwear patterns for knitting. The only ones I had seen were thongs. He says, “OK make me a red one then!”. I thought he was kidding, but my SIL told me that he was very concerned and wanted to make sure that I would have them for his birthday. So I went to H*bby L*bby this week and bought some Sinfonia mercanized cotton and tried it out. THey turned out great and he was thrilled. So thrilled that he forgot about the family birthday party, went into his room and took off his clothes, put on the the thong and locked the door. He was sitting in there playing video games in just his thong! I know our family is weird, but he LOVES them and was so excited.
These are a pair of Fetching for the Divine Miss Em. They were made from the new Bernat Alpaca Blend in sky. The yarn is a very cheap yarn, but worked out wonderfully and was a dream to knit.
This is an unblocked pillow cover from an old pamphlet that I got on clearance at H*bby L*bby for $0.17! I like it. It needs to be blocked and put together, but I’m not sure when I’ll get it done.
I also got a new book that I’m loving right now. It is 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders. I picked it up on sale at the book store. There are quite a few things that I’m hoping to make from it.
Now Nan has proclaimed that she wants some of “doze kind of muttons” (those kind of mittens), but I don’t want to do the same for her as Em, so I’ll figure something out.
**By the way, I’ll have some house pictures before too long, but until them you’ll have to make do looking at the granite countertops in the background of the pictures from my kitchen! 🙂