Friday, December 28, 2007

It's A Good Day To Knit

It's a yucky, cold and rainy day. This was earlier this morning but now it is a full blown downpour. It's just not suitable for anything other than staying in under a blanket and knitting. I know we need the rain but...YUCK! and BRRRR!

This is what I will be doing today, other than working on my slowly progressing La Dentelle Belle. This is a headband from Drops Designs. I should have taken a photo of the other side so you could see the texture a little better. Too late now, the batteries died and I had to put them in the charger. I'm using James C Brett Marble...the colorway says MT8..whatever that means. lol If it turns out well, I may make a few of these for Christmas gifts for 2008. Oh yeah, I'm starting on next years gifts now. Knitters always worry about how our hand knits will be received. Some people just don't have an appreciation for them it seems. I personally think that these particular people are very materialistic and don't deserve a gift at all. Thankfully, all my gifts were well received and appreciated...I even got a few requests for more hand knits. YAY ME!!

If you're interested in getting an early start and need a little cheering section to help you along, you might want to check out the Year Long Gift Along. Sign ups are until Jan. 31, 2008.
http://knitallyear.blogspot.com/

This was a gift for my cousin for Christmas. He is a huge fan and so the wonderful Froggie charted it up in a second and sent it my way. The pattern is posted on her site as a free pattern.
Hop on over and enjoy!
http://frogiezplace.blogspot.com/2007/12/her-clothfreebie.html

7 comments:

Tea said...

Cute headband! I hear you, no waiting till December to start gifts next year.

You are so right, it's a good day to knit..with a cup o' hazelnut coffee and a big slab o' chocolate to keep us balanced and people friendly..lololol.!!

Knitlikeyoumeanit! lol

hakucho said...

We had the cold rain yesterday, yuk...and everything was frozen this morning...the roads were treacherous!

Your headband is lovely... very pretty yarn. Yes, I have to start much earlier for next Christmas.

happy knitting and stay warm and cozy :)

craftycat said...

Oh I love the headband on that site. I have it marked to eventually knit LOL. I'll get to it really. Hmmm maybe I need one of those roundtuit things LOL ever see one of them? LOL too cute.

Hugs!!!

Aubra said...

That superman logo is far too cute- superhero and yarn don't usually go together. I bet that Superman wears a sweater like that when it's drizzly and someone is being evil outdoors.

Beth said...

I'm an addicted knitter who now has a thing for dish cloths. I wondered if you might help me find out how to "chart" a sock monkey. That's the one cloth I can't find and I'm so new at this, I'm not sure how to chart, but I'd definitely try. Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Beth said...

Thank you SO much for the sock monkey dish cloth/wash cloth help. I am very grateful!

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

*sigh* there hasn't been a lot of knitting going on around my neck of the woods lately :( That rainy window makes me want it so bad!!!