Sunday, November 29, 2009

Knitting Progress

A five-day weekend gave me some time to make progress on my Christmas knitting - but also to decide I really needed to make a Red Scarf. I've made one the last three years, but had decided to take this year off -- except Norma says they really need more scarves, so.....

Grey Red Scarf

This year's scarf is grey, not red (any unisex color is accepted), and is sort of based on this scarf - but done in worsted weight (Lion Brand Wool-Ease, which, I have to say, for a big-box store, mostly-acrylic yarn, isn't half bad) with some ribbing added.

Over the weekend, I also finished another dishcloth for Mom

Another dishcloth for Mom

and almost finished a Christmas gift (which you'll see later).

I will show you this: Mitten #1 for my niece -- it's Jared Flood's Grove mitten. The color is quite pink (this picture really doesn't do it justice).

Mitten #1

The other major accomplishment over the weekend was, of course, eating lots with about 25 relatives. I guess you can tell what was important - I managed to take pictures of all the food, but the only relatives pictured are the ones that were standing around the food.


You'll notice that the first assortment of food right after the plates and plastic-ware is the desserts!



Also - there was an abundance of noodles and mashed potatoes! Yum!


Anonymous said...

Mmmm...the knitting and the food look yummy!

Chris said...

That Grove mitten is gorgeous!

Steven said...

There were no noodles at any of my Thanksgiving weekend meals, and now I'm feeling kind of left out.

I don't think I should eat again until the winter solstice...

Rebekah said...

Love that mitten! It may have to go on my "to do" list.

linda the sister said...

I miss Thanksgiving at home. :( I don't understand why no one else starts with the desserts. I tried to set up that way at my in-laws but my mother-in-law got after me. So I put all the desserts on the dining room table - if they can't be first, they can at least be in your face!

Jess said...

Dear Janna, I just had to pipe up when I saw that pink mitten. What a beautiful and intricate design! You are quite the talent with those needles.