How sneaky is this…
Yep – that is Christmas knitting – but I don’t think anyone will be able to figure out what it is, or who it is for. I’m knitting my fingers off (two weeks today!) but can’t show anything…sigh. I’m in really good shape – I had 5 people to knit for – and I’m just about done 3…well, really, I’m just about done 4. Then if I can, I may go back and make something else for 2 of them. And I think I’m going to be fine. And I honestly can’t wait to be done – I have already planned my next projects – Cobblestone for Larry, Twinings stole for me, and a pair of socks for Larry. Hopefully by next week, I’ll be rummaging through the stash for the perfect yarn for each.
Today when I got to work, I took off my coat – and the button to my blazer flew off. I asked around to see if anyone had thread – no. I finally used yarn to reattach it – I had a small ball of the yarn I used to make Clapotis with me – I’ve been using it for waste yarn for Fetching. It actually sort of matched. A co-worker watched me sew it back on, and couldn’t get over the fact that I had needles with me (you never know when you have to weave in ends!). She was also amazed that the yarn had more than one color (it is varigated)! Was it broken? She wanted to know if I was going to cut it into pieces and put it back together with color that was the closest match to my coat. I was sort of stunned – but I think that people that don’t knit (or those that aren’t fiber obsessed) just don’t realize how this all works. I’m sure she’s seen things made of varigated yarn – but never realized what the yarn looked like. Wierd, though, eh?
On Saturday at knitting group, Debbie (blogless) had the nicest bag with her….from Come to Silver – go look – they are just gorgeous. I may have ordered one….and it was hard to not buy all of them!
Opal did post in the comments to the last post the link to the blog that has the hand-dyed Sterling…Fiber Among the Roses – she’s not selling direct…I really wish she was! Maybe if everyone goes there and whines/begs/asks?
Thanks for all the nice birthday wishes for Cieara and Andrew –
OK, I’m off to read blogs (and maybe have a cupcake)…have a great rest of the week!