Thank You Jaala of KnitCircus Magazine (blog) for The Stitch London book; Spud and Chloe project bag, tape measure and two fun hat patterns; two Rocky Mountain Dyeworks mini-skeins; set of six Velvet Hippo stitch markers and Green Mountain Spinnery needle inventory card! What a GREAT package, right? Fun, beautiful, luxurious and useful. My apologies to all the contributors that I can't get a better photo. Hopefully 2012 will be the year of the new camera?
Also in the pic are the scarf and hat I knit to go with the San Antonio/Pueblo sweater from this post. I've been wearing that sweater for over three years, and never got a word, good or bad, from anyone except Mom. In the last week 5 people have complimented the GREAT sweater, and it's nice that the hat and scarf match. OK. I don't get it, but ... OK.
Some booties for Mom made from scaps. Just a ribbed rectangle gathered for the toe and seamed for the heel with a little cuff. They're loosely based on baby booties shown in a segment of Knit and Crochet Today.
Some more knitting, plus a few thrift shop finds. The pink scarf is the same yarn as a hat from this post. I said I disliked the yarn so much I might just donate it. I finally decided I couldn't be that cruel to some poor, unsuspecting thrifter, even though that's how I got it in the first place. The blue is another unlabeled thrift shop find, a fuzzy eyelash in deep blue with spots of silky multicolor. I've got another almost full skein of this yarn, and may someday make a hat to match.
From the thrif shops: The Celtic Collection by Alice Starmore, $2.00.
4 skeins of yarn - 50¢ each - 2 Classic Elite Mackenzie - Silk(30%) Wool(70%) Tweed 100 gr, 176 yds, 1 Adrienne Vitadinni Gina - 97% Wool/3% Nylon 50gr 36 yds, 1 unlabeled, burn test shows 1 strand of acrylic boucle in a shiny Dark Pewter shade with 1 strand of fuzzy wool/mohair in a slightly lighter shade of Grey.
This may be the last post for this year, so I'll take this opportunity to say Happy Holidays to One and All, and May Every Blessing Come Your Way.