last night i cast on for this great scarf, courtesy of sheep in the city. i am using lion brand landscapes. i was inspired by creazativity's use of the yarn. i had a couple balls of it stashed away so i figured why not? i don't generally knit with the less expensive yarns due to the acrylic content, and i am being reminded why as i knit this. don't get me wrong, i love the colorway and pattern, but the yarn not so much. we'll see when i get a little further if it will be frogged. it is curling slightly and i won't tolerate that :) if i don't think blocking will take care of it, i will frog. rumor has it this yarn can actually felt so it may be used for something at a later date. but for now it looks like this
i still have several of my knitted gifts to give out so no posting of my holiday knitting quite yet. not to mention my brother refused to model his new hats knowing they would be posted on the www. i did however receive some lovely gifts related to knitting. i was soo happy, i was really looking forward to my first christmas as a knitter! i wasn't disappointed. i got a few lovely balls of yarn (picked out by non-knitters, didn't they do a great job?!)
also received some great pink cascade 220. below is the most perfect sewing (knitting) basket and a ball winder!! i love it!!
it was a lovely christmas. i also enjoyed spending some time before i went to bed each night catching up on blogs and seeing what people were up to. lots of last minute knitting and baking. it was fun to read.
below are the obligatory pics of the kit kats. they had a good christmas and a little too much catnip! i didn't manage to get any pictures of them with their knitted dim sum i whipped up. they were more interested in the store bought catnip cigar.
hope you all had a nice holiday weekend as well!