Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's that time of year!

It's almost Christmas! I am especially excited for Christmas this year because I get to give so many people homemade gifts :D Tonight I spent some time (probably too much) making a crafty advent calendar so I can count down the days until Christmas and have a way to display the stockings I bought for me and Joe last year. I'm pretty happy with how it came out considering I made it out of construction paper, manila folders, and masking tape.

The whole thing! (Disregard the thermostat and the light switch)

Close up of the place holder made with a paper clip and buttons.

The stockings.

Our cute, tiny Christmas tree :)

An ornament that came with it.

Let the countdown begin!

Friday, November 11, 2011

FO Friday 1

So, this is my first FO (finished object) Friday! I don't have much to share, but it's a start. I didn't do a WIP Wednesday this week because it would have been the same as last week. But, I have made progress on both those projects since then (potholders and secret gift).

Here is a picture of a finished potholder:

I only have one on me but I have three more finished at home and a lot of yarn to make many more! They are only garter stitch, but they are quick and easy to knit so why not.

I leave you with a picture that I took this morning while walking to my car. Boston is so pretty in the fall! All of these gorgeous colors are really making me think that I should consider getting married in the fall (mostly kidding, but we'll see :) ).

Sorry for the crappy pictures, they are from my phone!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

WIP Wednesday 1

So this is my first WIP (work in progress) Wednesday so we'll see how it goes. I'm working on two different projects right now, both of which are going to be Christmas gifts! The first is a project I can't talk about on here so check it out on ravelry!

The second is a combination of potholders and dish towels for various family members. I figured I would make a bunch and just give them to whoever. I am doing this mostly because I needed something that was a bit more portable and quick so I have knitting to do that doesn't take much concentration. Hopefully I can get a decent amount done before the holidays! :)

It's a basic garter stitch potholder made with two strands of worsted weight yarn. I'm using cotton which makes for a nice potholder/dish towel but it's proving to hurt my fingers a bit :( No wonder people don't like knitting with cotton!

Well that's all! For more WIPs check out this blog!