Saturday, December 15, 2007

Plugging away...

Christmas is just a mere 10 days away and I am making some progress with my Christmas knitting. Not done, but getting there slowly. I have 2 pairs completed with the exception of the sewing and felting. The third pair is almost done; it just needs it's second sole. Then once that's finished I just have the fourth pair to complete. I am not looking forward to the sewing of all the pairs. This will get done all at the same time before the wrapping. I am getting so tired of this pattern. Now don't get me wrong...I LOVE this pattern, but I've just knit too many of them in a row! Part of the problem I think is the colors. There is nothing to get excited about. Since the clogs will never dry in time I am going to wait and felt them all at the same time. That means they will be wrapped and given in their un-felted state. I expect it will be quite humorous when the packages are opened Christmas. I am planning on having a "felting party" sometime after Christmas, before my son and Kate go back to school. I think this is wise because then we'll be sure of achieving slippers that fit :)
For those of you who might be interested in my non-matching pocketbook slippers...I decided to make another pair for Mrs. Z. I knit her a pretty pink pair, but in my haste to get her package in the mail before our big snowstorm last week, I sent them off without photographing them! I doubt that you are disappointed as they were nothing special. I do hope she likes them though. I'm keeping the funky unmatched pair for myself. I'll keep them in my purse for when I visit someone and I take off my boots. Now I'll have something to keep my feet warm!

While I was at my son's basketball game today I finished a dishcloth...the DW cloth:

This is really a quick and super easy pattern. I don't think I'll ever get tired of this pattern. I love using variegated yarn as you never quite know what you'll end up with.

Finally last but not least I was very happy to find out that Melanie has bestowed upon me a Friendship Award. Thank you so much Melanie for thinking of me. I am so very honored!!! Melanie is one of my faithful knitting blogging friends of which I have been blessed to have so many.

Now, in turn I'd very much like to give this award to all my faithful knitting friends. (If I have left anyone out...I'm sorry it was not intentional. Sure hope I got everyone covered :) )

I here by nominate the following for this Friendship Award:
Ang - Angelarae Knits
Ann - Auntie Ann Knits
Nora - Black Dog Knits
Amy - Bumpy Doink
Deborah - Deborah's Daily Dilemmas
Becky - Episode 1: In which she knits and plays harmonica
Toni - Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains
Marie - Homestead Lutheran Academy
Jeanne - Jeanne Knits
Jennifer - Knit Wit Girly
Deb - Knottykitty Knits
Rhoda - Left-handed Knitting in the World of Right-Handers
Lindy - Made By Lindy
Missy - Missy's Knitting/Crafting Mess
Monica - Monica Knits ...A LOT!!
Ren -Ren Knits ^^
Allison - Res Ipsa Knit With Her
Marie - smariek knits
Monika - Smoking Hot Needles
Christina - The Wonderful World of Teenuh
Melody - Knitphomaniacs
Rohanknitter-Weathertop Farm
Janice -Willow Way Knitting
Rachel -Yarn Over
Sophia - Yarn over Manhattan

Well, now that I've finished my update, I'll leave you for today. I've got to get busy...I'm making Janice's Lasagna Soup for supper. Can't wait to try it...I think it will be very yummy.


  1. I so know what you mean about getting tired of knitting the same pattern over and over and....
    I've been doing some of that too.
    What a fun idea with the felting parting and that should take a little pressure off of you not having to get them all felted before giving. You are so smart. :)
    I also like the idea of keeping some of the slippers with do you come up with such great ideas with all this Christmas stress going on?

  2. I think you made a wise decicion with the clogs. Thank you for thinking of me! :o)Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  3. Thank you,Deb! You are such a good friend, too! Merry Christmas!
    By the way, good idea to felt after giving. A good fit is important.


  4. Thanks so much for the award!!!
    You are doing great with all your Christmas, and I imagine you'll be glad for a break from that clog pattern when you're done!

  5. Thank you for thinking of me for the award! I love to see what other knitters are up to -- I learn techniques, find patterns, and expand my horizons that way.

  6. Awww, thanks for the award! I think your Christmas knitting is going *great*. You're being much, much more productive than me! I've finally given up hope on all my projects, and am just going to finish my niece's sweater (the second pinwheel). I can't believe how quickly the days are slipping by! It'll be Christmas before we know it.

  7. Thanks so much for thinking of me!
    Right back at ya, babe :)

    You have to let me know how the lasagna soup is...I have it on my list of recipes to try and I forwarded it to a bunch of people, but so far I haven't heard how it is.

    The slippers looks great, by the way!

  8. I'm touched to be given that award by you! You have been such a great inspiration for my blogging and my knitting--thank you :)

    I love all your slippers, and I think a felting party is a really smart way to go about that gift! (Thanks for the soup link, I must try that!)

    p.s. I have tagged you for a music meme! But I know the holidays are here, and I won't be offended if you don't want to do it (or do it later!) Happy Christmas to you and your family :)

  9. hey thanks! your too sweet .. you've been BUSY.. your awesome!!

  10. Thank you - you're too kind! x


  11. All those clogs look great, and your felting party idea was just brilliant. What fun!

    That soup sounnds very intriging..I have to try that.

    I like the DW cloth, too.

    I really appreciate the friendship award! Actually, your comments have been very encouraging to me all year long! Isn't it something to have so many online knitting friends. We are truly blessed.

  12. Thanks for remembering me with the award :-) I think you were one of the first blogs I started reading! Seems like a long time ago!
    LOVE the clogs. That is one of my favorite patterns. They are so magical.

  13. aww, thanks for the friendship award! and i think it's a neat idea to felt the slippers to fit after Christmas... ^^

  14. Thanks so much! I love reading your blog, and I always appreciate your comments on mine. The slippers look great, and the DW cloth is beautiful! I love that color. I think that's my favorite pattern, the results are always beautiful!

  15. I'm a little behind the curve here, but thanks so much for thinking of me for the award! I value your friendship, too, and always enjoy your comments on my blog. The soup sounds awesome, I'll have to try that out on the fam. I always love seeing what you are up to.

  16. Thank You Ma'am! I love your slippers. I need to try that pattern some time. Maybe I'll be adding some yarn for them to my shopping list too. Oh and the dishcloth is very pretty. I love the colors. Hopefully your friend will enjoy her slippers, as will you. What a great idea of keeping some in your purse. I tried that pattern earlier this week, but didn't have much luck with it. Will post about it later on.

  17. Hey there! thanks for including me in such wonderful blog company!
    you're sweet to think of me! it's sure been a busy knitting/blogging year!

    I've just gotta make that lasagna soup!!!

  18. Your "felting party" idea is fantastic! That DW looks great and is a great pattern; I wouldn't have known about it if it weren't for you; thanks :)
    Thank you also for the friendship award! You are too kind :)

  19. You're too sweet. Thank you for thinking of me.


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