Numerical Knitting

July 24, 2006

Project updates!

Filed under: General,Knitting — by bethc @ 11:33 am
  1. Fuzzy Feet for Cheryl and Michael — DONE
    Fuzzy FeetMy cousin Cheryl is getting married Labor Day week-end so my mother and I are throwing a shower for her this week-end. I knit two pairs of Fuzzy Feet for them in the same colors. I will give them the felting directions so that they can custom fit them! I am thinking about a tin of really nice hot cocoa to go with them with a note about frosty Chicago mornings. Any other suggestions about something small to go with these?
  2. Small Box for Marni — knitted, still needs felting
    Marni's Box My other cousin, the sister of the one being married, is having a birthday. I made the small box from the Mason Dixon Book for her. I’m not all that thrilled with how it looks and I am hoping it’s trip through the washing machine improves it! I think I’ll buy a pair of earrings from Melissa (a cousin on the other side) to stick in there in case the box still looks strange! Also, what was I thinking on the colors? The whole Christmas thing didn’t hit me till I was too far in to change.
  3. Buttonhole Bag for Mary — knitted still needs felting
    Mary's bag While in Maine I stayed with Mary who just happens to have a July birthday. I took her to Halcyon and had her pick out the colors for her Buttonhole Bag. After not knitting these for a while I forgot how fun and quick they are to knit. I think this one will be really cute when felted. Since she picked out the colors I don’t feel a need to include anything with this gift!
  4. Stripey Socks — my first socks ever are still in progress, I’m almost to my arch!
  5. Birch — oh yeah, really need to get back to that
  6. Avery for Bunny — well, he wouldn’t wear it in the summer anyway!

I’m thinking pretty seriously about ordering the Knitpick’s Options needles. They look nice and the reviews seem good. I just can’t understand why they don’t have double points in bigger sizes. Is there some trick I’m missing?

Finally, there’s a Barnes and Noble gift card burning a whole in my pocket. Big Girl Knits is certainly on the list but I’m looking for suggestions. What’s your favorite knitting book?

6 Comments »

  1. I personally am enjoying the bood by Leigh Radford, Oneskein. As it seems you are enjoying Mason Dixon Knitting, I think you will also like Oneskein.

    Comment by Loretta — July 24, 2006 @ 12:46 pm |Reply

  2. hi! i stumble upon your blog via mason dixon KAL. i just received my knitpicks options needles and let me tell you…i LOVE them!!! i will recommend them to anyone! i made a mitered square on them the day i got them and just fell in love! it is a great investment and free shipping! you can’t beat that! knit on!

    Comment by Lindsey — July 24, 2006 @ 2:24 pm |Reply

  3. p.s. one skein is a great book! i would recommend it!

    Comment by Lindsey — July 24, 2006 @ 2:25 pm |Reply

  4. Fuzzy feet and cocoa… how about a couple of mugs to go with that? You could roll up the ffs and put them inside the mugs. It’s a warm kit! (They look great, btw.)

    Comment by Bliss — July 24, 2006 @ 6:05 pm |Reply

  5. Check out what Grumperina has to say about the needles. Don’t know if it will sway you or not, but she’s so methodical, it’s worth a look! It was her most recent post, I think.

    Comment by Julie — July 26, 2006 @ 2:22 pm |Reply

  6. i love that rugs!

    Comment by rachael — January 22, 2007 @ 4:55 pm |Reply


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