On a knitting note, I wanted to share some of the gifts I made for the holidays. Earrings for a few sock knitting friends:
and the girlfriend sweaters.
I was also able to start my Jaywalker socks and I really love this pattern. It's only a two pattern repeat so it's easy to remember and it's fun to do. Here is the sock on the train going into NY - the sock enjoyed seeing Peter Pan. And did anyone hear that bump last week - that was me falling off the yarn wagon as I couldn't wait till the new year to buy some sock yarn. See I told you I should never make an intention to not buy yarn. Anyway, here are my 3 skeins of Socks That Rock, 2 skeins of Trekking and 1 skein of Cherry Tree Hill. This year I received a great gift - a yarn meter. This will make it so easy to divide those single sock skeins in half. Even though the STR now have more yardage, I'm still thinking I may not have enough for my rather large feet. I don't really know how much yarn I use for my socks. So, after I finish the Lorna's Laces Jaywalker socks, I plan to use the yarn meter to see how much yarn I have left over to determine how much yarn I need for socks. Then I'll know if I need to have another color for toes when I start using the STR.
If you've made it this far, Cara has created a site for the Crossed in Translation KAL. And since I just finished Persuasion, please send any suggestions for a good book. Thanks! Wishing everyone a wonderful and creative 2006!