Thursday, December 28, 2006

Lucie, Flutebags and such....

Christmas was wonderful. We had a very nice time with our families, however while one thing did get finished (a pair of Fuzzy Feet for Mr. Outdoor's great-grandmother) a few things were coming a little short.
I met up with Santa as I was up until 2:30am Christmas morning to finish this "Felted Flute Sock" for Stepfather 4. He is into his flutes (he has a vast collection) and he has a special Native American wooden flute he bought while visiting in September. So he wanted a flute sock for it. It was finished albeit still a bit damp, but done for Christmas. The one Christmas casulaty was Lucie. She had to be frogged December 23rd due to some mindless knitting in which I wasn't paying attention. So I knew that I wouldn't be able to finish her for Christmas Day for my grandmother. So I picked it up again on the 26th and have been knitting like a fiend to finish her up New Year's Day.
So far I have the front and back finished, about 1/3 of one sleeve finished. I have a game plan however.

December 28th - finished one sleeve
December 29th -finish other sleeve and block
December 30th - piece together
December 31st - finish crochet edging, spot block and let dry.
January 1st - be ready to give her to my grandmother.

I also have to finish two beanies that have been requested by my 10 and 12 y/o nephews. They wanted one of the left overs from the Soaring Eagles Project, but I said no, but they could pick out the style and colors that they wanted and I would make them one. Has to be done by New Year's Eve.

I am so lookin forward to January 1st where I can be done with the holiday knitting and start doing some things I want to do. I have two sets of fingerless gloves that have been requested by my mother and another family member, but then off to work on a baby gift for a friend and then start the blanket I want to do for my cousin and his fiancee for their July wedding. I figure 6 months would be enough time.

(((HUGS))) to all and I hope to be able to post and knit much more now.

Friday, December 22, 2006


Ok, where to start. I could do a daily recap, but we'll skip that because I don't have time to write it out and I'm sure you really don't want to read it. The skinny is that now, I have basically 48 hours (or less, I'm not sure I haven't really checked the exact time) to finish a sweater , make a flute bag (story later), and a pair of Fuzzy Feet for my Christmas knitting. YIKES!!!

However, over here at Chez Procrastiknitter we had a first my girls finally decided that it was time that they would even go see Santa let alone sit on his lap. We were THRILLED! Yes, they were dressed to the hilt, but we had just done Christmas portraits right before! Happy Holidays and off to kni!

Project Soaring Eagles...

Well the big day came and went! It was wonderful! If you want to see the pictures come by the blog!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Just in case there is actually anyone still around here. I just wanted to say that I am on a hiatus from this blog for awhile. Well at least until I get all of the hats taken care of.

See you after December 20th!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

COOL and a strategy!

Well, since I'm SOOO disappointed that my satelitte company doesn't offer DIY and I've been going through another Knitty Gritty withdrawl, I'm THRILLED to see this .

Also my new strategy. Well I've been rather nervous and anxious, stressed, all of that with the Soaring Eagles Project and just stressing that it will go well. I've been teetering between knitting headbands, hats and then my holiday knitting. So I've developed a new strategy which is I will take this week to do my holiday knitting (from today -Tuesday until next Wednesday) then I'll turn my attention to fill in teh gaps fo hats and headbands for the kids. I have to find a balance, it's completely driving me batty! LOL.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

A bit o Knitting

Well I've been working on a few things. I finally finished that poor dishrag, completed my first mitten (albeit going to be an ornament on our tree) it was much easier than I first thought). Also in the works is a dog sweater for darling Lilee Ann our Jack Russell Terrier. I also have put together a few a VERY easy pattern for some cute headband/earwarmers.

See below.

Easy Headband/Earwarmer

Note: This is worked in double strand yarn. The aqua one is made of Bernat chunky cotton and the other was made with Baby Bee Icing and a strand of Caron Soft Ease.

Sizes are child's S, M, L, adult
Using size 11 (if using single strand) 13 (if using double strand) loosely (possibly use a two needle cast on) cast on 45 (50, 55, 60) stitches.

Work in garter stitch for 14 rows.

Very loosely bind off .

Sew seam.

Takes about 25-30 minutes to complete for an average speed knitter.

**It's nothing special, but I developed this when Nan and Em both demanded an earwarmer once late night for the next morning. My brother received one as well, he is 15 and his is navy blue. He loves his.

Friday, December 01, 2006

I am SOOO going to make this for a gift...

Well the new MagKnits is up! I've been checking the site all day! I am LOVING this pattern called Cinnabar I think it would make for a fantastic Christmas present! I'm looking for some of those to knit. I think I have just the yarn for it too. I need to go scavenging!

Storm of the Century!

Yep that's right kids it's the storm of the century! We ended up with what the weather people say was 15 inches, but after it drifted and all and when you shovel it's more like eleventy feet of snow.

Obviously there is no school anywhere in the area so I got my wish for a 4 day weekend. I got lots of knitting done yesterday (see 2 posts below) however, today it's 1:19pm and I haven't picked up the needles at all today! That will change after while. I'm also patiently waiting for the new MagKnits issue. It's the 1st and it needs to be out already! LOL.!

Em, neighbor across the street V and Nan modeling their different hats last night.... V was getting ready to go home and then all of a sudden it was DARK! NO POWER! EEEK!
The girls didn't care though, they cuddled up on the couch in front of the fire, we had marshmalows and smores, hot cocoa and apple cider Lots of giggling and having fun.
Mr Outdoors called the power company who told us that the entire grid was out therefore we would be without power for at least 6 to 12 hours. Mr. Outdoors went and got all of his hunting and camping crap out stating, "Aren' t you glad you are married to a hunter?" No not really, but I am thankful for the propane lantern and giant spotlight! LOL
Power was back on within a few hours, however, we decided make it a camp out and it was fun. Mr. Outdoors drug out the girls' mattresses in the dining room. It was a HUGE sleepover. Mr. Outdoors slept in his bed, but I was on the couch and well you can see the dogs were!