Sunday, January 13, 2008

Belated Wishes and Gifts

Happy Belated New Year!

Belated. There is a trend here as the new year wishes are not the only thing that arrived late.

Late Christmas presents. I was soooooooooo good this year with the Christmas pressies preparation. I started early and was happily ticking off my to-do list... until I got the Wii and the NDS. They are wii-diculous fun but also very evil. Since then, my knitting output has been dismal. Apart from the Christmas FOs for Sister B and Sister C, I only finished ONE out of the five to-do items from the list. BAH.

But here is Sister B's finished Nan cardigan from Rowan Big Just Gets Bigger (which I finished in 2008). It looks great knitted up but I did not enjoy the pattern. The 4 row repeat is simple enough but takes a lot of time since it involves wrapping around stitches (think horizontal yarn overs X 2). It was painful, even for chunky yarn.
Here's a pic of the other Christmas present mentioned in the previous post. It is Lacey, the chunky lace shawl from knitty.
And look, there are these... my own labels! Yay!!! They arrived after Christmas and was my excuse for not mailing out the FO's earlier. :)
Stashbusting Meter:
- Nan Sister B : 6 skeins of 100g (100m) Rowan Chunky Print in Deep End (100% wool)
- Lacey for CLaw: 8 skeins of 50g (55 m) Bernat Galaxy in Saturn (77% acrylic, 8% polyester, 7.5% mohair, 7.5% alpaca)


opportunityknits said...

So that's why you've been busy :) there's more to life than knitting :) The labels are very cool.

Agnes said...

Wow! So chic ... to have your own labels!
Wish you a wonderful 2008.

yuvee said...

Happy new year to you too!
The cardigan looks great! And the labels are really cool ;)

lauray said...

Lovely stuff. They must b very happy with their pressies. Love the tags too.

Oh Baby! said...

i love the sweaters! and your personal touch tags are too sweet. it's also great to see u back in blogland! xo

Mimi said...

So sweet of you to knit for both sisters. I agree with you, sometimes thick yarn is hard to knit with.
I love the labels, it makes the hand knits so special.

Wish you a wonderful New Year!

Life's a Stitch said...

Probably would not have knit that shrug from seeing the picture on Knitty, but yours is gorgeous.

katiej said...

Wow you have made some wonderful things. I am struggling with Nan. Have tried so many times and am getting nowhere! Is it me or is it really difficult? I can't get past the 2nd row!!