Wednesday, October 22, 2008

While we're waiting. . . . .

. . . for clue #4, I thought I'd post a couple of photos of what I'm working on in between Wednesdays! Of course I was a little disappointed not to see the next clue up for the KAL socks this morning, but it won't be long now. I'm so looking forward to working on them more, and I can't wait to wear them either.

In the mean time I cast on for another pair of wrist warmers with Noro Cash Iroha. As I mentioned in my last post, these will be a Christmas gift for Kristen's piano teacher.

I actually took these along to Kristen's lesson yesterday. Jennifer is a private teacher and does the lessons from her home. In the beginning when Kristen was a little shy, she kindly let me sit on her sofa while Kristen took her lesson. It's only for half an hour and so I sit there quietly and knit. Jennifer has never asked me what I'm working on or asked about knitting in general for that matter, so I knew it was safe to take these with me. I'm nearly finished the first one in this lovely burnished orangey/red color.


Most of the gifts I'm trying to knit this year are for my nephew and niece's small children. You've seen the 4 bunnies I knit recently - 2 are for my niece's little girls and the blue one is for a new little baby due in December (the 4th I will send to a friend's little girl). I have 4 other little boys to knit for, but I think I've had my fill of bunnies for now, so I surfed around Ravelry for some inspiration for 'boy' stuff. I did think of the 'half-pipe' hat by Debbie Stoller, and I especially love THESE! I think this would be nice for the 7 yr old. And then I came across this . . . .



this is Elliott the Dragon (ravelry link HERE) He's featured in Interweave Knits, Holiday 2007 magazine, which I just so happen to have :-) And as you can see I had yarn in my stash that were the perfect colors. Albeit dk yarn, but it still seems to be turning out well. I just have to knit the mouth today then see if I can find some buttons for eyes. I will probably make about 3 of these in different colors for the 3 other little boys. Of course what I love best about them is they are super quick to knit. At this rate I'll be finished all my gift knitting in the next two weeks and can get back to finishing some of the wips I have (like Spook, and the Rowan cabled cardigan I started waaaaaaaaay back when!).


8 comments:

a friend to knit with said...

that noro looks so squishy and soft.
love that pattern.

i would SO have made that little dragon for my kids when they were a little smaller. those are adorable!

Jimberlys said...

I just LOVE Elliot..............Wish I could get my hands on that pattern. I checked the Interweave Knits website and checked old issues but they don't list the holiday one. So cute!
Patty

kim said...

I love the saturated color of the mitts. She will love them. The dragon is very cute.

Mr Puffy said...

Elliot is soooo cute! Great choice :)

I have that magazine and it's got so many great patterns - someday I want to knit the teddy bear.

You are amazing. What a wonderful feeling to have your gifts so well in hand so early.

Gigi said...

I can see you're a 'real' knitter, unlike me. Your wrist warmers look so scrumptious! I'm a little jealous of you living in Austin. Last time I was there, I went with a friend to that amazing yarn shop called Hill Country something (can't remember?) on S. Congress, I think? There was such an incredible assortment of gorgeous yarns there that I got overwhelmed and left without buying a thing! I think I'm still in the stage of not wanting to spend a lot on really nice yarn as I'm afraid it might be wasted on one of my not so successful projects ;-).
Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a kind comment on my little blog.
Georganna

amanda said...

Those wristwarmers are a perfect gift for a pianist aren't they! Scrumptious!

Kelly said...

your wristwarmers look like my junipers I'm making. Love the red colour and Elliot is soooo cute, if those aren't the perfect colours to match the pattern, he's going to be sooo cute!
Think I might try this pattern with some cotton that I have, goodness knows I have enough!
Do I have you on my rav????

tiennie said...

Oohh... these are nice! I love that red!