Sunday, 23 December 2007


In August I knitted some Christmas decorations, and posted about them. I did them in August because they're in Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac for that month and I thought it was a clever piece of planning ahead. Well, I don't know about clever.

I gave some of the snowflakes to a friend for her tree, and now I can't find the others. Maybe I gave her them all. I probably thought, 'They're so easy to knit, I'll just do some more later.' Well, they're easy to knit if you can find the yarn.
I've found some aqua snowflakes and some Bittersweet stars, but no fluffy white snowflakes, and no fluffy white mohair yarn. Oh well. Maybe next year I'll be better organized. I used to be a very organized person, so it's very salutary for me to be such a shambles.

I got all those scarves wrapped and posted, except one. That always happens, doesn't it? I'm seeing the recipient today. I was going to give her the blue-and-purple-and-green Noro Silk Garden Shag instead, but I really genuinely think she would prefer the Lake Tahoe one, so I don't think she'll mind waiting. She's a teenager, so I can give her an Amazon voucher to take the edge off.

You can see where the Lake Tahoe one is up to. It's a pity the light is still so terrible as the colours are marvellous.

I'm going away for Christmas, to stay with family, and I'm going to meet the baby that I knitted these hats for. And this one. We'll be four generations, so that should be fun. (I'm not telling you which generation I am.) I was going to take grey Malabrigo yarn and start on Stacked Wedges, but I decided that counting might not be within my range of skills during the festivities, so I'm going to take my friend's Mavis and go round and round and round on that. Every second round requires counting, but only up to four, and it's always four, whereas Stacked Wedges requires counting different numbers of rows which is probably a step too far.

I'm not sure when I'll be back, but before the new year. I'm putting a new puzzle in the sidebar, just in case you have a spare moment. I hope you all have a fab time over Christmas, and can spend it with ones you love.


Vivienne said...

Terry Pratchett's books feature an Eater of Socks that lives in most houses - I wonder if it likes stars too?

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

kathy in juneau said...

Now you've got me wondering if I can squeak out a few of those stars between the cooking,wrapping, cleaning and soccer!

Thanks so much for the link you left me. I'm a bit obsessed with Aurora sightings. It's not all that often that we get the right conditions: electromagnetic activity AND clear skies, as well as dark which is plentiful now, but not so much in the summer months. That photo is fantastic! (And my husband figured out, it was taken about a mile from our house, on the edge of Mendenhall Lake, a frequent destination for our dog walks.)

Lastly, thank you for the lovely puzzles! I love working jigsaw puzzles, but if I set one up on the card table, it will really cut into my knitting time. Yours require just the right amount of time!!

Happy Holidays!!

Knitting Linguist said...

Travel safely! And Merry Christmas :)

LynneB said...

About counting rows...I'm trying to think of how your wiggly row counter can track multiple counts within rows, along with the row. Ideas?

Have a wonderful holiday!

belvedere beads said...

love the embedded puzzles - what a clever idea. no doubt the white mohair stars will surface next august...