Thursday, December 27, 2007

Holiday post

FO, FO, FO, Merry Christmas, originally uploaded by Fletch Knits.

I finished a pair of socks! I never finish a pair. Sure, I finish one, but never more than a few inches of the other. And these weren't even worked two at a time.
The stats:
Yarn:Kool-aid dyed by me, with Knit picks sock weight bare yarn 100% wool
Needles: 2.25mm Addi Turbo 40 inch circular
Pattern: Basic sock, shortrow heel couple inches of ribbing at the cuff
Verdict: I'm glad these didn't pool very badly. They just striped! But they are awfully pilly, which isn't very nice.
The two following photos are my Christmas present from Santa. How awesome! I've been wanting these for two years. I spend all Christmas morning winding yarn. I think I ended up with about thirty balls, with quite a few skeins left over. I made yarn men with the balls. I'll get pictures. They're cute.

Swiftage!, originally uploaded by Fletch Knits.

Ball winder, originally uploaded by Fletch Knits.

This is the first of a pair of mittens. Elliphantom's Herringbone Mittens. I finished the second one at 6 AM on Christmas Eve morning in order to wash, block, and dry them to give to the recipient that evening before dinner. It's a good thing I had iced coffee.

Herringbone mit, originally uploaded by Fletch Knits.

Sorry that it's been so long without an update. I've just been lazy, that's all. =]

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Show Jen some love!

It seems that after her short absence, she's lost forty bloglines subscribers. It's probably just a bloglines flub because who would want to unsubsribe to her? Click on over to her contest and leave a comment about your favorite holiday tradition and be entered to win some sock yarn!

Get to it!