Monday, December 29, 2008

Rack 'Em Up

I finished my Christmas Knitting! At least, I thought I had. More on that later. For now, I just want to bask in the glow.

First up, I finished the Bobbled Tam #31 last night.

Knit with Alpaca with a Twist Baby Twist (I used up about 250 yards out of my 549 yard jumbo hank). I loved working with this yarn, even if it tended to shed a bit. I hope my Mother-in-Law will like it! I wanted to give it to her today, but she's gone and caught a nasty cold, so she's in a self-imposed quarantine at the moment.

I also finished my grandmother's socks.

Knit with Dyed in the Wool Handmade fingering weight sock yarn, in the Butter Cream colourway, using 2.5 mm needles. I really love these socks, and it was a great pattern. Easily memorized, but still able to hold my interest. I'll definitely be knitting this pattern up again!

I've still got quite a bit of yarn left (about 80 yards' worth, if my math is correct), and I really hate to let Maggie's stuff go to waste. So I think I'll use the rest to knit one of these cute Sweaters for purse-size tissue packets. The question is whether I'll wait to have one knit up before mailing my grandmother her socks!

So I should be done, right? Well, that's what I thought, and then my Dad sent me this poem, from which I'll present a small excerpt (he was referring to my previous post):

Upon her pert head there rested a hat
(quite pretty she is and not just for that)
and Look where its HAWT
(can t be? It can not!)
Another great hat
Well what can be said?
Save where is the one
for my balding grey head?

Looks like I'll be knitting another hat before the year is out!  I've got some Manos squared away...
I'll leave you with this picture I took of Émilie and Maxime this morning, completely entranced by the recent additions to our family. I wonder how long these little guys are going to survive their constant tapping on the glass!
Happy Knitting Everyone! I'm going to watch Cinderella with my daughter.


Maggie said...

That bobble tam is really nice and looks so good on you, that I am thinking about making one for myself even though I'm not too keen on how I look in hats. I have knit a few winter hats, but nothing as dressy. I want a dressy one.

The socks are so pretty! I won't be knitting a tissue cozy with my scraps, though. I need to cast on for a sleeve for my new DS. :) I can't decide if I want to make it out of sock yarn or handspun.

kate-the-enabler said...

You really do need your own copy of that hat. It's entirely too cute on you. Bravo with the Xmas knitting - and for composing you poetry, your Dad definitely deserves a hat of his own (heck, he deserves one even without the poetry!)
I'm a little late commenting on the Philippe tit notwithstanding, I actually think it's the expression on his face that makes it priceless.

Knit and Purl Mama said...

That hat does look super nice on you! And you also look really good in square earrings. (Not because I made them - because the shape suits you). :)

Totally make yourself a hat like that!

After you finish your tissue cozy, if you have about 4-5g leftover, I'd love some for the Blankie Project..! So none goes to waste. I don't think I have any yellow in the blanket!

MISS YOU! Hope to see you soon!

Wanna come out knitting tonight? West Island Knits is meeting up tonight on St Jeans.

If not, we HAVE to arrange to get together to knit in the new year, WITH KTE!

Sereknitty said...

Fab hat! Definitely need to make yourself one. You've got that 'classy french look' thing going on :) What colour/make is that amazing lipstick????

Loved the poem! Your dad definitely deserves a hat for his efforts.

Mrhide said...

Classy french look .. hmmmm.. that will probably fit well to knit WHEN IN PARIS :) ...

Anonymous said...

Dude- seriously? Could you be even cuter in hats? (Tell me you didn't do your makeup just for the blog shots though?)

And your dad is priceless...he DESERVES his own hat for that poem.

Enjoy the fish!

Crissy said...

Super cute hat!!

Sinéad said...

Love the hat, love the socks, love the pattern for the tissue sweater, but most of all, love your Dad's poem! Really good. Poor Dad, no hat for him :( I tihnk he does deserve one for that great poem.