The winners for the Rainbow Moebius pattern giveaway are: Flanthrower, Mz Kwooz, craftattacks, Brittney, and Julie. Please email me with your address at (oiyi.yau at gmail.com) replacing the spaces and at symbol acordingly. If you don't contact me before Friday, I won't be able to mail out your pattern until I get back after the holidays.
I have been knitting, baking and sewing like crazy. I haven't been spending a lot of time online except for Ravelry. I will have to catch up on my blog reading after the holidays.
Over the weekend, I took a break and went to the annual Sit 'n' Knit Holiday Party. This was my first time and it was a lot of fun. There was a Open Bar and lots of food. Everyone brought a knitting project and there was also a raffle for some great prizes. The pictures from the party are from Rima. My little old point and shoot wasn't working very well in the bar, so I asked her to take the photos and she sent me copies.This is me with Rima. She was so nice to save me a seat at her table. I didn't know many people there so I really appreciated that.There was also a Optional Gift Exchange. You knit or crochet a gift before the party and then we drew names at the party. After all the names have been drawn, you have to find the person that you got and give her your gift. And someone else will be looking for you to give you their gift. It sounds easy enough, but there were over 60 people there and it took me a long time to find my gift recipient. The above picture is me with Katy. I eventually found her and gave her my gift which was a little scarflet. It's a cute little pattern that my MIL taught me when I first started knitting.I got my gift right away from my friend, Tomo. I couldn't believe that she drew my name. She made a fabulous soft scarf that was in the colors that I like.
I bet you haven't seen any of my sewing endevours in a while. I owe 5 blocks to the members of my Online Quilting Bee, called Common Threads (link on side bar). This month is my turn to send out the fabrics for my quilt. The other 12 members will work on the block with my specifications and fabrics. Over the weekend, I finished everything up and the next day, DH kindly took all 12 packages and stood in line at the Post Office.The blocks vary in size. It's whatever the person of the month tells us. On all of these blocks, the sizes ranged from 11 inches to 15 inches. The above one is 15 inches and it is the largest block I have made so far.This person wanted log cabin blocks. I made 2 blocks because she gave me ample fabric.This was the most challenging block so far. She wanted a tree house block. The block is 14 inches and is mostly appliqued. I bet this is going to be an awesome quilt when it's finished.
I have been knitting like a demon. I have finished a lot of projects, but haven't had time to photograph them. I finished this hat almost 2 weeks ago.This hat is for DH. Can you believe that he almost bought a hat from Target? His wife is a knitter!! He said that I always seemed to be so busy with a lot of projects and didn't want to bother me.
After I made him put the hat back at Target, we went home and he chose the yarn from my stash. Then I searched through Ravelry for a non-girly pattern (he specified no girly yarn color or girly pattern). I casted on late Sunday night and on Monday when he got home from work, I presented him with a finished hat.It's a really good pattern and produces a very nice hat. Because the brim is folded up, you can pull the brim over your ears on the really cold days.
Pattern: Seaman's Cap (free pattern)
Needles: US 6 / 4.0 mm and US 7 / 4.5 mm
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease, color: Grey Heather, 0.74 skeins = 145.8 yards (133.3m)