Wednesday, January 6, 2010
WIP Wednesday: On the Twelfth Day of Christmas...
Continuing with our celebration of the Twelve (handmade) days of Christmas...
Remember how I picked up a knitting project right before Christmas to calm my nerves? Well, I unintentionally finished it just in time for Christmas so I gave it to K as one of her presents. She loves it. She calls it her 'sweater without sleeves'.
*Please note that these pictures are pre-blocking,so the collar is all floppy.*
The pattern is free on ravelry (Of course! Oh how I love that site!). I love how the Georgia Peach knitted up, too. Yep, still my favorite colorway! I altered the neighborly a tiny bit and I typed it all up in my notes here. Although the button placement on the left instead of the right was not intentional! I don't know how I managed that one, but at least it still looks ok!
I don't have any photos of K wearing it due to the disappearance of father sun in these parts lately, but hopefully sometime soon he will reappear and I can be camera happy again.
Something for ME!
I have quite a few scars on my lower back from burning myself over and over again with my hot water bottle. I decided that really needed to stop happening so I knit up a hot water bottle cover for myself...yes something for ME, can you believe it? Granted the whole family uses it but still...
I found the pattern on ravelry and thought it would be a perfect way to use up some leftover yarn in my stash. I also needed more practice on my stranding so what better project?! It was fun and quick to knit up, I have used it quite a lot already.
I almost forgot to mention that today is Epiphany/Three Kings Day, the last day of the twelve days of Christmas. The girls and I are a little sad to see it end but we also welcome the change this New Year brings. We are taking down all of our decorations today and packing them away until next December, but Christmas will last a little longer here in blog land as I share the rest of our handmade holiday.
Wishing you all a wonderful Epiphany/Three Kings Day!