The UFOs have been defeated

If you've been paying attention, you've probably noticed a string of projects in my entries where I say, "I still have to seam this one," or "Just need to add buttons," or "haven't sewn in the ends." Well, my knitting friends--I've done it: I've finished every project but one!

And for proof, I've got the following:

Trellis for 1st birthday

This is the finished Trellis for our friend's son's first birthday, which is Sunday (the day after MY birthday, so we're kinda birthday twins...kinda).

Chevron scarf

This is the chevron scarf I made with the self-striping sock yarn my swap pal, Geraldine, sent me. Isn't it cute & cheery? the only weird thing about doing the chevron thing on a scarf is that one end comes to points at the double-decrease stitch, and the other end comes to points at the yarnovers. That's a little weird--now I know why people graft stoles & scarves to make them symmetrical. Oh well--I don't mind--it's still cute, cute, cute.

Snail hat

And this blurry photo is of my new Snail Hat. It starts with a 4-stitch i-cord, then winds itself around and around and around. Very clever--and using Noro made fun color changes. It's cute--I'm not sure who's going to get that one.

Here it is from the top-down:

Snail hat from the top

And in non-knitting news, we had a lovely Thanksgiving week. This nerdy knitter was off for an entire week--the first time since last December! We went to see Nerdy In-laws in Williamsburg, which always includes time with the Nephews. So cute! Then we came back to our house to get ready to host Thanksgiving dinner with the Williamsburg in-laws (well, most of them), and our in-laws from Florida. Lucky for us, Nerdy Brother-in-law married my good friend, so any family get-together is even more enjoyable because I have my pal (a knitter, to boot!) with me.

Here's our favorite photo from the Thanksgiving visit:

A boy and his (our) dog

Nerdy brother-in-law wants a dog, but our sister-in-law-in-law isn't so sure about it. Boy, does Henry LOOOOOVE his "uncle." He wants to be on that couch right ON him if at all possible.

So our Thanksgiving week was full of family, dog, shopping and eating--and knitting. Yahoo! And the weather was great, so we even spent quite a bit of time outdoors. We tried out the new microbrewery near us--very yummy, but very, very, very crowded. But that was super-fun because we met up with my friends, J and K, who live nearby.

All in all, I'd like to have a Thanksgiving week more often--I wonder if I could arrange to work every other week...wouldn't that be perfect?

Two other unrelated newsy bits: I'm going to take Drawing II next semester--yeeha! I took Drawing I last year, and loved it, and now the 2nd part is being offered when I'm available. I can't wait to get my materials list & get my portfolio, and all of that. Sigh. If I worked every other week, I could draw and play with yarn on the other days. Sigh. Double sigh.

And, the second bit of news: I'm going to be a test knitter for Lorna's Laces! The package is due any day now. I can't wait!!!! I'm hoping I can show a vague photo of the yarn (it is being released in January) at some point, but I'm sure I'll be sworn to secrecy for a little bit. Hee hee hee. I'm so excited, I can barely stand it!

So, meanwhile, I need to finish the current project on my needles (something for a gift, so I can't mention it by name)...I'm off to hopefully come close to finishing it with what's left of my lunch time.

I'll post again when I have my parcel in hand.

Happy week after Thanksgiving to you US knitters.


At 2:55 PM, Blogger CraftyGryphon said...

I am completely in awe of you. I've had dreams where suddenly, all my UFOs were gone (because they were done, not because my craft room caught fire)... but it's never gonna happen. You are THE knitting goddess!!

At 3:55 AM, Blogger Ger said...

I love the FO's and you have been really busy. I don't have that much to show myself. Must say that chevron scarf looks great and I'm surprised you got it all from only 1 ball of sock yarn. What length was the finished scarf?

At 9:13 AM, Blogger TheBlackSheep said...

Wow! I Love the Trellis! Very nice! And the Chevron is cheery and the snail hat is fun! Love all of it (but the Trellis is my fave.)

Well done you for finishing everything off!

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Maureen said...

ooo! I love trellis in that color! I havemade two, but in softer colors! Love the rich color for this one! Glad you had some vacation time and a wonderful t-day!


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