Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy 2009!

I am so excited to start a new Knitting Year! I have so many lovely yarns I am itching to knit up!

But first I want to take a minute to share some Christmas knitting photos and recently completed knits.
First up are some happy recipients in Canada of some thorpes, stripes and mittens.
Next up are some Christmas knits for my Mom, one pair of socks somehow did not get photographed. Mom, please send me a photo of your blue jeans socks? These are the Best Friends sock, made specially for Mom!
This is the Swirls Hat, being modeled by Catherine.

And a gorgeous soft pair of mittens knit tip to cuff, of my own design.These are the Embossed Leaves I finally got around to knitting. They are simply gorgeous in a wonderful yarn called Earthly Hues (a gift from my far away knitting buddy, Christy)
And these are the Up-Down Spiral socks from IK's Favorite sock Book. I used left over sport weight yarn to make these and they fit Catherine perfectly (with a little growing room). She loves them and has not taken them off, except to sleep.

What am I up to now? I am doing a test knit of a lovely sock pattern "Snakes & Ladders" by Ann in Australia. Isn't the internet just amazing?!?!
And I am knitting the sleeves on the Shalor sweater by Penny Straker, for my Husband.

9 comments:

ChristyH said...

When did you do the mittens? Those are nice. I am excited too about knitting this year.

Pat said...

Well now - that is one full post!! Lots of pretty knitting - a feast for the eyes!
Wednesday??

Trisha said...

I just love the mittens you designed! They are just beautiful! Always fun to see the socks you knit. I have been wanting to try the Girls Best Friend socks, maybe this year. The hat is adorable. Excited to see what you knit up this year!!

marcy said...

nice eye candy!!! hny! can't wait to get back on our schedule!

Ulli said...

that is some lovely knitting! lucky recipients....

Tricia said...

I'm so glad you like the yarn! The socks show it off beautifully. I'm jealous of finished knitting--I have been working on a never-ending sweater for my DH, who's a 46-long and wears XL or 2X. The size 6 needles are making it excruciating, but it will be something to be proud of when I'm done. Your knitting is beautiful! Tricia (Earthly Hues)

Anonymous said...

What ??? No picture of MAX !!! Please send a new one. I am wearing the "jeans"-socks.So comfy. Will take a pic. My new hat;warm,cozy ,pretty. Mittens will be just right to shovel the car out of the snow- again. We have been promised more snow this eve. Mittens also so right for my short, oh,so cold walks. Hugs, MOM

Anonymous said...

" SNAKES & LADDERS"
FANTASTIC !!!!

Cinnamonamon said...

Wow -- so many great projects! That sweater for your dh will be a stunning work when it's finished! I LOVE the best friends socks -- they just look like they're named perfectly (although I've never figured out why!), and the swirls hat is gorgeous.

Can't wait to see the snakes & ladders socks -- they look great!