Saturday, November 24, 2007

It's already been a while since since our holiday knitting night at Joanna's apartment. She made us pumpkin muffins and, not surprisingly, they were amazing.

We never ended up taking pictures, so I don't have any to show here. That's probably a good thing, though, because we were all making holiday presents. The thing I was knitting ended up being the wrong size! Luckily, between eating pumpkin muffins, talking, and watching a follow up on the Bachelor, I hadn't gotten that far anyway, so I was able to replace what I had ripped out over the next couple of days. I hope this one isn't the wrong size!

Thanksgiving, by the way, was awesome! My cousins from Arizona got here on Wednesday night, and I've been spending all the time I can with them.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

the knitting season

This month, I have assigned myself the following task:

Make your @!^%#** holiday presents.

Surprise, surprise, I don't think these will be done in time.

After realizing that the incredibly expensive non-returnable all cotton yarn I bought for my dad's sweater is the wrong weight, I've decided that the sweater will have to wait. Instead, I some alpaca wool to knit him a scarf for his fiftieth birthday. I am amazed to have learned that alpaca is not a kind of sheep (hence, hopefully, no allergy). Somewhere along the way, I missed that.

I've been promising to knit my aunt a scarf ever since I started knitting, so I bought some Be Sweet Magic Ball. It's made of wool, mohair, ribbon, and silver foil stuff. Although it is not purple, it is soooo my aunt in every other way. It's supposed to be able to knit up a whole scarf in one ball, but we'll see about that. It's made through a job creation program in South Africa, which in itself is awesome.

I'm going to buy presents for my parents and sister this year, and everyone else who I'm making things for reads this blog. So you'll just have to wait and see what I come up with. :)