Saturday, December 04, 2010

Is it really the weekend already?

Wow. Well THAT was a quick week. :(

My poor blog has been so boring lately but I've been busy busy busy with orders. (Not complaining.) Not much in the way of 'fun' stuff going on around here lately, unless you count a trip to Trader Joe's mid-week as 'fun'. (Which I do because I never get to go there because it's too far away. It's like a food porn store for foodpornaholics. *fans self* It may take me days to fully recover from the experience.) I'll have a giveaway up either tomorrow or Monday to make up for slim picking around here lately. :)

Having said that, I have been able to get some 'gifting knitting' out of the way though. 
An Easy Drop Stitch scarf in these pretty, pretty colors:
(Mooshie was my photo assistant on these, as you can see.)

A quick pair of Fetching mitts.

Over 16,000 people have knit a pair of these on Ravelry. 

That's pretty crazy, right? I can't say anything about them that hasn't already been said. Solid pattern. Great for using up a small bit of worsted weight-ish yarn. Mine turned out a 'titch bigger than I would have liked - a smaller needle size would have been better, I think. Duly noted for the next pair. :)

I only have one more thing I want to knit for Xmas, I think? (I never rule out the possibility of a last minute, knitting until 4am and your hands are about to fall off, breaking out the stand fan and prayers for drying yarn, crisis popping up. COULD HAPPEN. There was that ONE crazy year, you know!) So now it's onward to some stitchy gifty goodness!


KarenV said...

Gorgeous knits! I love the colours of the drop stitch scarf and I fancy having a go at Fetching for myself.

Melanie said...

Thanks, Karen!

The Fetching mitts are really easy to make - you should give it a go! :)

Annie said...

Love the colors in those 'Fetching' mitts. I just bought some yarn and new dpns to make some myself. Such a cute pattern.

Carol said...

Gorgeous knitting, Melanie. And I love the glimpse of your little Mooshie--so pretty!

gracie said...

I love the drop stitch shawls and scarves...your color choice is so pretty.....of course I do not get to wear too many knit things here in Arizona...but I do use shawls when it finally gets cool enough.

Roberta said...

Love the scarf, but especially love the mittens!! Nice colors.

Margaret said...

Beautiful knitting. I love the drop stitch. I've done a few of those myself. Variegated yarn looks so lovely in a drop stitch.
Your Fetchings great too. Haven't tried it yet. Maybe I'll be 16,001.

Sylvia said...

Oh, I have such fond, fond memories of Trader Joe's - its one of my favorite stores EVER!!

Love your gift knitting - especially the pink shawl - I have got a thing for pink.

Julie said...

Super gifts, lucky ladies who will be receiving these

Siobhan said...

Oh wow, both are gorgeous! My daughter is newish to knitting and I keep pointing her towards Ravelry... I could use a nice pair of gloves! ;)

Pumpkin said...

There are going to be some lucky receivers out there this year :o)