Sunday, January 01, 2006


hubby and i rang in the new year with the kiddos. only the girl didn't make it. my 3 and 4 year old really surprised us and made it all the way to the ball drop. i knew my oldest would. he's too stubborn not to :)
speaking of... the boy asked me for a red and black hat. and well, because i am the coolest mom in the world (hey, this is MY blog!)... i did just that

the yarn is RH i had in stash. the pattern is tychus. the adjustments i made were: went down a needle size, knit 4 wedges instead of 5, used only 1 strand of yarn instead of 2. he's pleased. so am i.

ya wanna know what else i'm pleased about?
cable purse
i knit cables!!
want a close-up!?

the yarn is LB wool ease thick N quick in pumpkin (i think that's the color name). the pattern is cable knit purse. the adjustments i made were: i used sz15 needles instead of 13 because of my choice of yarn. it didn't even take a full skein! i'm so happy with it. yes, i know it's not completely done. but i'm going to have to buy handles because i don't have any in stash and couldn't wait to post about it :)

oh, and apparently i wasn't as good as i thought. santa did not bring koigu. :(

on to the resolutions for the new year:
1. read more (read period)
2. finish projects that have been started that i truly want to see finished and frog the rest!
3. spend more time learning (knitting techniques - spinning novelty)
4. design! (crochet)
5. take better care of my body

pretty reasonable list, i think.
and no, i didn't put anything about being a better mother or wife because that is not something i think should be a 'new year resolution' it is a daily committment.

Happy New Year to you all!

Traditional Irish Blessing
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
The sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.


Tandi said...

That first pic is too cute!
Those cables look great! I haven't been brave enough to attempt those yet.

Sue said...

Cute pic of your daughter! Cool hat! Your son looks jazzed! Happy new year!

Lulu said...

Happy New Year..
love the hat, cute kids..

Jewels said...

wow - congratulations on your cables!! I bought the cable needles but haven't tried them yet. Love the hat too.

noricum said...

Great cables!

~drew emborsky~ said...

Woo hoo! Look at dem cables!!!

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!

Lenise said...

Oh that hat is so cool! My husband still skates so I'm sure we might see you guys out there sometime. Loved your purse! I can't wait to see it when it's done. Happy knitting.

Jana said...

oh my, that is a fantastic purse! i really want to make one now..........just have to wait for the yarn to go on sale:) great colour choice too!!!

Tina said...

After seeing the hat you made your son, I started one, too. I should have read through the whole post, though. I am using two strands, and size 9 needle, and my guage is about 1/2" too big. Oh well it's a good thing my husbands' head is big... ;p


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