We had a very nice Christmas – Andrew let us sleep in a bit (usually he’s up by 5:00 a.m. on Christmas, but this year we got up at 7:00 – a record!). We had a nice time unwrapping gifts, and I got very nice things from everyone, and I think everyone was happy with their gifts. We bought the kids Guitar Hero Rock Band this year as our family gift, and we have been playing it ever since. I found out that I’m really terrible at drums, and I like playing the bass best – so much easier! We watched movies, ate, napped, and spent time together having fun – all in all a very nice, relaxing Christmas.
I didn’t get anything knitting related for Christmas this year (oh, well, I did get Creative Spinning in my stocking and I’ll review it after I read it) but I figured as much, so I bought myself a little something before Christmas and it arrived yesterday. I have been stalking this yarn ever since Lorraine mentioned how wonderful it is.
Enchanted Knoll laceweight – colorway is Esmeaalda. I’ve been checking out the site for a long time – she always has sock yarn (also gorgeous) but I really wanted laceweight. So the minute this came on her site, I bought it – even though I’m trying to stay away from blue since I have so much laceweight in blue.
I love the colorway – blues, brown and a bit of green. I’m thinking a pretty lace scarf – I just bought four patterns for scarves and shawls – and maybe one of them would be nice in this colorway – maybe the Iris or Hydrangea. I haven’t knit much with beads (just a pair of socks) but I think this yarn would be really pretty in a beaded scarf.
I had to start a new commuting project – I didn’t have a lot of time to plan, so I just picked yarn out of the stash that had been balled up already. This is Koigu (colorway P46022). I really love knitting with Koigu (surprised? Is there any sock yarn I don’t like?), and although this is a sort of weird colorway, I really like it. I love how it sort of stripes, and the quick color changes keep me from getting bored.
The pattern is mine – I was in such a rush that I didn’t have time to look for a pattern – so I cast on with a 4×2 rib, and just started cabling every 5 rows. I’m doing the cables without a cable needle, so this is really the perfect commuting (or getting my hair cut) project. These are for Larry – he’s been such a great guy lately that I wanted to say thanks with a new pair of socks.
We are going to the movies today (we are taking Cieara to see Twilight), and I don’t have much else planned other than relaxing, knitting – and I’d really like to get some spinning time in. Maybe a nap too. And maybe more Rock Band. Can you see its just going to be one of those weekends? The best part about the time after Christmas is that its always sort of slow – just what we all need after such a crazy year.
I have another new project, but I’m just about done, so I’ll post it next time as a FO post. And I may have something else new to show…or maybe a couple of things. 🙂
I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday(s), and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!