January 1, 2008
I have my first FO (finished object – for my nonknitter readers). Actually not my first ever FO, but my first to wear in public by me FO. I worked long hours on December 30th and 31st so that I would be able to wear my poncho out to a party on New Year’s Eve.
Scott was really surprised that it turned out so well. A neighbor was amazed that I had finished it so quickly. I don’t think quickly is the most accurate description. I mean I worked on it for 6 hours on Sunday and another 3 on Monday. It took FOREVER to weave in all the loose ends. Not my favorite part by any means.
I wore black jeans, black turtle neck and my poncho. I was comfortable and warm and got many compliments! Here’s the picture. I wish I had the 18″ Slane and Slane oval link. It would look so much better with this outfit. Maybe for Valentine’s Day?
December 21, 2007
Here is a picture of my progress so far on the poncho. I’ve never knit with any of these yarns before so it is a lot of fun. I like the mohair and wigwam the best so far. Zanzibar feels really nice too.
Max is upset that he is missing his picture with Santa this year. Here is his official Christmas 07 photo.
Well, I knew I wouldn’t be able to hold out for long (no, not the Christmas Yarn Exchange package – that’s still intact). I started on the poncho (Colinette’s Vintage Knits Kit) today. After knitting all-day on the Christmas project (which I decided is now a January birthday project) you’d think I’d be worn out, not to mention that it is past 1am. I just couldn’t help myself. I was ready to go to bed and then I saw the box…I had to at least cast on, then I had to see what the Mohair looked like, then the next color. Finally the fever broke on Row 7. I’ll resume tomorrow, I’m sure the bug will return. Pictures tomorrow too. Goodnight!