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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Why, Yes, I Have Been Knitting! Amongst Other Things

I has been a long time since I posted anything knitting related.  S’pose I have just been lazy about taking out the camera and getting pics.  So, sit back, put your knitting eyes in and take a look at what has come off my needles the past couple of months.

First, a pair of socks made for my non-sweater liking son.  017 These a Daughter’s original design called “Geoffrey Alloisius III Esq.”  Why the name?  Hijo Segundo used this as his name when he wrote stories for his English classes in Jr. High.  The socks are his, the name should be too. 019 They have just a couple fun touches.  First, the cable continues down the side of each heel.  Second, and not pictured, the pattern continues down the top of the toe. 

They were presented to him yesterday, Yule, as his small token of my love and appreciation of him.  He love, love, loves them! 

Next in the knitting line-up are a pair of mitts made for Hija Primera.011

These are the “Black Rose” mitts, a free pattern from "knitty".  Oh, and by the way, they are made to match the socks!  Yes, those socks, the ones just below…

 012 The yarn I used on both of them was given to me by one of my favorite people on the whole big planet, and the universe to for that matter, Jewel.  She always has a hug and a smile to share, no matter how far apart we are.  I love you Jewel!

That is all I have to show for now.  There are another pair of socks on the needles -  my “My Son’s A Senior Airman” socks.  These are for Hijo Primero to wear while in uniform.  And then another, similar pair – “My Boyfriend/DH is a Senior Master Sergeant” socks.  They are both being knit with Brown Sheep’s Wildfoote in the Mistletoe colorway.  This yarn is almost an exact match to the new sage green color accepted by the Air Force. 

Also in knitting news, Hija Primera is getting her Crocus Pocus shawl soon.  The beads came in and are awaiting my hands to get them onto the yarn.

In home news, with the Boyfriend’s promotion came a promise of a new desk/credenza for his mancave.  We went to Stickley again and, with the help of the wonderful Carmelita we purchased an office unit similar to this one.  It isn’t the same, but close enough.  Will look absolutely amazing in the mancave!

With the holiday looming close and the majority of the family safe and warm in our home, we are looking forward to a joyous season.


“Rahr!  Rahr!  I am the snow leopard of the Solstice!  Be afraid.  Be very afraid.  Can’t you see I am ferocious?!”


Jewel said...

Oh, he is just TOO cute to be ferocious!

I'm glad the sock yarn is finally getting put to use.

Becca said...

Wow! The snow leopard scared me at the end, there! Ha ha!
The Black Rose mitts work beautifully over a pair of regular mittens or gloves! It looks cool and is VERY warm!! I love them!! All of your work is beautiful!!

miyamojo said...

Nice gifts Bev! and I love your names Hijo & Hija! I love snow leopards too. Here kitty kitty! :)

Laurie said...

The needles look like they have been clicking nicely.

Snow leopards are magical. Watch out.