Saturday, December 18, 2004

No more Xmas knitting!

My Christmas knitting is all done! I still need to put the slippers through at least another cycle in the washer, but it'll have to wait until tomorrow, as my walls are paper thin and my neighbours wouldn't be too happy to hear the washer at this hour.

I've also refelted my booga bag, just because. It looks much better now.

Of course, being done with all my Xmas projects leaves me with the problem (and what a problem it is) of deciging what to knit next.

I am definitely making my first sweater and it will be To Dye for, from Stitch N'Bitch. I began a swatch using the yarn I got at La Bobineuse. It's very different from the suggested yarn, so I'm not sure it will work, but I hope so because it would be SO gorgeous.

There are two gifts that I want to make but they are not Christmas gifts. One is a scarf for my friend. I'm thinking of just going for simple garter stitch on US 15 needles. The other one would be This hat using the skein of Noro Silk Garden leftover from the Chinese Charm bag. I would of course give it to my mom (to go with her bag). I'd like to make it so I can give it to her on her b-day (Jan. 3rd) but we'll see.

Other than that, I don't know. I really need to make myself a hat and mittens. I would love to make the Sacred & Profane Convertibles from Knit Wit (they're wrist warmers with mitten tops that you can button on it. Très cute). For the hat, I'm in love with Coronet. Many people have been making it lately and it's just so cute. Oh well. Knowing myself, it will probably get done sometime next summer ;)

In other news, I FINALLY found Stitch N' Bitch Nation in Montreal. Indigo (on Ste-Catherine Street) has plenty in stock. I was so thrilled to find it, I bought it without even going through it. I had already looked at the patterns online anyways. I have to say that there aren't as many patterns that appeal to me in it compared to the first book. Then again, many patterns in the first book didn't appeal to me at first but they grew on me (To dye for is a good example). I am *definitely* making Poster Boy. I also like the cabled hat. Maybe I'll do this one instead of Coronet. Who knows?

I will post pics of my finished Xmas gifts soon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Woohoo!!! Thanks for posting about S&B Nation in Montreal, I gotta go get it NOW! LOL! I almost got it online too but was not patient enough to wait for the delivery.