Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! We are spending a quiet day at home. We had lunch at the buffet at the Cherokee Casino which is about a mile from our house. And we didn't have to clean up the kitchen! It is just the two of us and it isn't worth buying and cooking all that food.

I have a few WIP to show you. The only finished object I have is the socks I showed you Nov. 8 made from the Vinca yarn. Here are some WIPs.

The first is a dishcloth from Peaches 'n' Creme cotton yarn. Notice the yarn is in a giant ball? Some little Bunny got the cone, unraveled it and tangled it all up. So I spent a long time untangling and winding it back up. It is not very handy in this ball, but I will cope.

This blue sock is made from Regia that has some elastic in it. I think I like it, but I'm not sure how it will hold up. I believe I won't dry it on a sock blocker.

Here is the shades of pink Vinca that I have started. It is way down the line of what I want to work on. But it will wait for me. I do like the colors.

Last, here is the beginning of my first sweater. It is Knit Picks Swish in a Kimono Style sweater pattern from Plymouth Yarn Company. All the pieces are rectangles (how hard can that be?) and then there is a band around the front and neck. No Buttonholes! Again, this is down the list from my Christmas knitting. But it is so soft and mindless that I want to pick it up everytime I sit down to watch tv.

I have some beautiful alpaca laceweight yarn from Knit Picks for a smoke ring that I want to work on. My shortest circulars are 24 inches and I want the 16" ones. So I ordered them today. I'll try to finish the socks before the circulars get here. I also have some gray for a stole, but I'm not going to start on it until at least Jan. 20 (a KAL project).

On Thanksgiving this year, I'm thankful for my family, immediate and extended, near and far; good friends old and new; and all of you who encourage me in my knitting. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. (And Happy Thanksgiving Buster and Bunny!)


Daniele said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well Marion, and the pups and hubby too.

Looks like you have all kinds of new stuff you're working on. I always love a variety. And all of the beautiful colors too. What colorway is that Peaches' and Cream? I wouldn't mind making some dishcloths myself out of it!

Great first sweater!!!! You go!

Darcie said...

I think we must have very similar
taste in yarn - I love them all!

Happy late Thanksgiving! I spent Thursday with an American, so the occassion was marked at least up here in Canada.

Jewel said...

Next year it will be just hubby and I so eating out sounds pretty good. I can't wait to see your sweater done, love the socks!

Brigitte said...

Yay you for knitting your first sweater! Don't be afraid to ask for help with the buttonband/buttonholes!