It has been since I last bought yarn!

Friday, December 24, 2010

'Twas the Night Before Christmas...

'Twas the day before Christmas and all through the house,
not a creature was stirring, not even my spouse.
The presents were wrapped and all the chores equaled none,
it was time to sit down and get a blog done!
Somehow, despite all the distractions this week,
I got in some knitting and thought I'd give you a peek.
It's a Cashmere shawl! And it's off the needle!


Now to block over the holiday, if MiL's blocking board I can wheedle!
But that isn't it, there's more, keep on sittin'
For I even finished a cute pair of mittens!


Where did I find the time for this? I don't really know,
But I woke up one morning with progress to show!
If that wasn't enough, there was even more,
Even the white blanket isn't as much of a snore!
Just a few border rows left to pick up and knit,
And before New Years I should be finished with it!


And because I needed a project that was easy to carry,
I cast on a sweater I love so much I might marry!
Everyone, meet Willie, and isn't it cute?
A friend's litte girl, I think it will suit!


I'm just using stash yarn to knit this one up,
And I'm so completely charmed by that cute little pup!
I've got some time off now, so I expect much more to see.
Perhaps I will even start something for me!
Now to do yarn "research" for the boxing day sale,
Missing yarn at a discount would make any knitter wail!
So back to my knitting, with relaxing in sight!



Mitten Details:
Pattern: Fletcher Mittens by Amy Swenson
Yarn: Noro Silk Garden (worsted) 292 and 264
Needles: US size 6
Listening To: Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shyteyngart
Notes: The pattern was great and easy to follow- it's a good download I'd recommend it to anyone. However I HATED the yarn. HATED it. The colors are lovely, and it compliments the pattern perfectly, but it kept breaking and ripping and I had so many ends to weave in at the end I was completly in full HATE mode for the yarn. BOOOOOO NORO. (What I don't get it is that so many people love that yarn and I can't for the life of me figure out why. I will not be buying Noro again!)


Taki J said...

Everything looks great, love your poem. Have a great holiday.

Anonymous said...

I love all the projects. Willie is just soooo cute. MIL

faeriecollege said...

Hee, sweet poem!

Happy Holidays!

rances said...

AdPost2010 said...

Great work to be proud of, love your poem. Have a great holiday.