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Kevin's Scarf

 

I have finally finished all my Christmas gifts now, lol.  This scarf was a request to match a hat I made last year,I won a skein of yarn!  and it actually is darker than the  picture shows.  I was able to dye it to be a very good match for the hat I made him last year.  My picture taking skills seriously lack :P.  There was no pattern, I simply cast on 36 stitches and used a 4 stitch border on each edge in a garter  stitch (so the sides won’t curl) and did a 3×2 ribbing (starting with knit 3 and ending with knit 3) between the garter border.  I used a sport weight yarn and size 6 needles (because I knit a little looser other wise I would suggest a size 7 needle).  I hope it keeps him nice and warm.

I won a skein of yarn from the Never Cast Off podcast (the link to their podcast is youtube) that I watch (their group is on Raverly.)   To participate in their give-a-ways you need to be a part of their group on the Ravelry link ;).    I was very excited to have my name chosen in the drawing.  It’s a sock weight yarn in lovely greens, called Lightning Dust (80% superwash Merino & 20% nylon – 400 yds) from V Yarns.  I have linked to her Etsy shop, she also has a Ravelry group. :)  I have decided on a shawl rather than a pair of socks for this beautiful skein.  The shawl I am leaning toward is called the Geology Shawl .  It is beautiful!  I have a blanket that I am working on , about 2/3′s finished and then that pair of socks that I am almost finished with as well, before I start anything else tho.  :)

I can’t believe it is almost Feb already.  We have had a mild winter this year (and I’m not complaining), tho winter is not over and we can still have some pretty cold weather before the end of March gets here.   But, SPRING is getting CLOSER!!!!

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to men.

15 And it came to pass, the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. (St. Luke 2:8-16)

May you and your families have a very blessed Christmas Day.

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

“Lift up your head and be of good cheer; for behold, the time is at hand, and on this night shall the sign be given, and on the morrow come I into the world, to show unto the world that I will fulfil all that which I have caused to be spoken by the  mouth of my holy prophets” 3 Nephi 1:13

May you all have a blessed and wonderful Christmas, and may the peace of this season be with you through out the New Year.

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2X2 Ribbed Hat This is a two by two ribbed hat I just finished.  This is for a little family member :).  It looks purple but it is a bright blue, not sure why I am not able to capture colors properly sometimes, sigh.  I just can’t seem to quit knitting hats, this one is a relaxing knit.  I would tell you where to find this pattern, but I copied it to a word document and the name doesn’t come up in a google search. :(  But there are plenty of patterns just like this one on the internet :).

I have one more hat to knit before Christmas, I’ll post a picture of it after Christmas :P.  I have just been so driven to knit lately, good thing tho, it’s relaxing and creative all at the same time, and who can’t use relaxing and creative at Christmas time :).

 

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Christmas Tree Knot Bag

Christmas Tree Knot Bag

Holiday Reindeer Knot Bag

Holiday Reindeer Knot Bag

I have several new Christmas Knot Bags made for my Etsy shop.  These two are embroidered.  Was fun picking out the designs from all the designs I’ve purchased and amassed over the years.  I wanted them to be simple but elegant :).

The two below are some really pretty Christmas fabrics I saw.  They were calling me to make them.  So many beautiful fabrics, so little time lol.

 

Christmas Bag 1

Christmas Bag 1

 

Christmas House Bag

Christmas House Bag

I did finish the knitted hat from the polypay yarn, but sadly I forgot to take a picture of it before I gave it to them.  I still have one more to make, so I will try to remember to get a picture of this one before giving it.  I have the skein rolled into a ball and have begun casting on.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving season and preparing for an equally wonderful Christmas season. :)

 

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will to men.

15 And it came to pass, the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. (St. Luke 2:8-16)

May you and your families have a very blessed Christmas Day.

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Alpaca Fleeces!!

Alpaca Fleeces!!

 

I went with my daughter yesterday to get my Christmas present.  She had asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I told her a fleece :).  She said really?  HAHA, oh yeah!!!!  So she said she would buy me one, of course that meant that I had to go with her to pick it out :).  An acquaintance of mine, through Ravelry (a wonderful place for fiber enthusiasts, knitters, crocheters, etc), had an Alpaca farm that she and her husband had recently sold and they then moved into the town right next to mine ;).  I had been talking to her about buying one of the fleeces she still had after the sale of her Alpaca farm.  When my daughter offered to buy me one of the fleeces I was OH YEAH!!  So off we went to look at the many fleeces she had.   I picked a light fawn blanket that is sooooo soft, an older cria (Alpaca baby) if I remember correctly.  My daughter fell in love with a brown fleece so of course we had to get that too, so I came away with 2 fleeces :), a total of about 8 lbs of Alpaca fleece.  I’m excited to send them off to have processed into roving to spin and then knit.   Both fleeces are soft but I can hardly stop touching the fawn fleece, it’s like a buttery cloud in my hands. WOOT WOOT, how lucky am I to have a daughter willing to spend money on a fleece for my Christmas present :).

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Merry Christmas

“Lift up your head and be of good cheer; for behold, the time is at hand, and on this night shall the sign be given, and on the morrow come I into the world, to show unto the world that I will fulfil all that which I have caused to be spoken by the  mouth of my holy prophets” 3 Nephi 1:13

May you all have a blessed and wonderful Christmas, and may the peace of this season be with you through out the New Year.

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