Short (and sad) story today…
Most of my knitting time this week got sucked up with…sigh…obligations. Ugh. Sometimes I need to remember that I share my life with another person, my HE – husband equivalent (a very lovely person, I might add) and that he needs my company and attention now and then. We had house stuff that needed doing and I could shirk my responsibilities no more. Hence, much of my “free” time this week was sucked up with chores and shopping. Yup, I had to adult.
Hence, mostly I accomplished only one cool thing this week – and started another cool thing. I can live with this because the cool thing I finished is this:
Pretty awesome, yes? Just a reminder from last week, this is the Hearthwarming Stocking from Knitpicks. I made one last year for my grandson’s first Christmas and this is for my granddaughter’s. I am plenty happy with how it turned out.
And since I just happened to have the tree up and lit, I thought I’d take the opportunity to show off a few knitted stockings from xmas past:
This is Christmas Stocking #1 by Lisabee Designs. My stocking is featured on the pattern page on Ravelry – most flattering. <blushblush>
While we’re on the subject:
This one is my own design. Before you go getting any ideas, I don’t have the pattern. I never wrote it down – I just made it. Essentially, it’s just a really big sock with some Aran cables on it. I made it for my HE (husband equivalent) because he’s half Irish. He likes it.
AND, just because I had to – here’s the lace covered ornament I finished last week in its native environment:
It’s nice on the tree. I still might try another, when I get my “free” time back. Ha.
As for the cool thing I started, I’m not going to show it to you now.
WHAT??? I know, I know. Be patient – it will happen this week and I promise you’ll see it in next week’s post. I’m not usually a knitter of things cute, but this sucker be damned cute. You will most definitely agree when you see it.
One more thing:
Here’s an example of the magic of blocking your knits:
Before and after steam blocking. Blocking works, people. It’s worth the time and effort (which ain’t much for steam blocking, but you need a good iron). Stop arguing with me and just do it.
Aaaaaand, I lived happily ever after.
(Told you it was a short story)