Monday, December 19, 2005

What am I getting myself into?!

Post weekend progress....
When last we left, you read my ideas for a scarf...which by the way doesn't even warrant a pattern, but it is in "Last Minute Knitted Gifts". We actually didn't end up leaving until Saturday, so Friday night I knit most of it. Here is the in the car, finished shot:



And the happy recipient:



(notice the hat, I knit it last year!)

I also finally gifted "ruffles" to my sister for her belated birthday:



(notice the smiles on the faces...that is why I do this...who would hate a handknit gift?!)

I finished a couple hats....the nija turtle (requested by my 5yr old nephew)



and a plain black cap for my other nephew.

So, on the way home I finished off my FIL's sleeves for his sweater. Just some blocking, seaming, collar knitting and putting in a zipper to do.

Now, you have noticed that I haven't really committed to doing my MIL's scarf. She did get a couple knit tanks this summer...but everyone else is getting something handknit....so....last night...obviously in state of super knitting delirium(SKD)....I started this:


It's about the size of a bandana right now.


It's the Kiri shawl...which will be more like a scarf....well, whatever I get done by Christmas eve is it! I really hate using large needles...I know it is lace...but I chose to use this gorgeous blue in Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool and US#6 needles.

Last on the list is my BIL Mike's hat. Not even a real thought on that yet.
Oh and I did want to felt the wine bag from HandKnit Holidays for my sibling exchange.
Five days people...five days...

10 comments:

Stephanie said...

5 days and clearly your losing touch with reality. It would take me 5 days just to finish the sweater! Good luck and the scarf (well, everything) looks great.

Ashley said...

You are brave and ambitious! Keep your fingers crossed for me and I'll do the same for you.

Actually, scratch that, 'cause we can't knit with our fingers crossed...

grumperina said...

Wow, you're crazy knitting over there! Good luck finishing up all the gifts, you certainly have a lot on your plate!

eastern white said...

you are like a knitting machine!!! all the projects look beautiful, too! i think you may need a rest after the holidays!

Laura said...

I'm with Stephanie. In five days, I wouldn't be able to finish your FIL's sweater either, let alone make a Kiri. I think SKD must be catching though, because TODAY I decided to try and make a scarf for my sister. Pazza. Absolutely pazza I am.

christine said...

I love the ninja hat!!! Is that smoke I see on the horizon-----smoke from your needles?

Wool Winder said...

The Ninja Turtle hat is awesome! Where can I get the pattern? Is it your own design?

Jacqui said...

I can't get over how much knitting you get done! BTW I'm reading the paper this morning (the Windsor Star) and on the front page of section D (sports) is your flame hat! Or a copy of your hat. Take a look!

Can you tell I'm spending too much time blogstalking and not enough time knitting when I read the paper and instantly relate it to the blogs I read? lol

Purly Whites said...

Woman, you are crazy.

But such cute and happy faces! It must be so worth it.

Wanda said...

Obviously the closer it gets to the holidays, the more you lose your mind! OMG, all the expectations we put on ourselves! Good luck with getting it all finished. Everything does look great!