Monday, December 12, 2005

Odds and Ends

Spherey is finished!

Pattern: Spherey by Jess Hutch (link takes you to pattern book).
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in Daffodil, Knitpicks Merino Style in Strawberry
Needles: Sz US 6 Susan Bates DPNs
Dates: Saturday Dec 10-Sunday Dec 11
Mods: None
Thoughts: Cute! I was a bit sick of it by the end, but I think most of that was the working on 4 DPNs rather than 5. I'm a fan of 5, but I only had 4 sz 6's. Just something about how I hold the 5 feels better than the 4. I really want to make some of the other patterns, so look for those to come in the future!


I also went through all of the pile of knits to attach tags to them tonight. Yes, I made tags!


I know it's really hard to see - I can't figure out how to manually focus it. But they say, "Handmade for you by Jenn" on the front and the back has care instructions depending on the fiber used. I attached them to the knitted goods with some red and white ribbon and safety pins as needed. I think they look really cute, but I have some ideas to improve the next batch. I bought a pack of 25 "creative tags" from JoAnn's for $1.99 and printed out some labels and stuck them on.

The Man called me today from work and asked if I had time to make a scarf by next Wednesday for his co-teacher. Sure honey....

You know you knit/craft/sew too much when one of the employees at JoAnn's says "I see you in here whenever I'm in here!" And then tells you "See you later!"

In exciting news, I have a job interview on Thursday! Woo Hoo! Send positive thoughts my way on Thursday at 8:30 CST. I need all the help I can get!

I'm thinking we need a "selfish" KAL starting in January. After all this holiday knitting, we deserve some selfish knitting time! Anyone interested? Email me at knitnlit AT hotmail DOT com or leave a comment if you are interested, and I'll get it started! And if you're interested and have any technical know-how and want to make a button, feel free!

Another FO and some new knitting books tomorrow!

5 comments:

  1. Your Spherey turned out so cute!! Love it! And your gift tags are such a nice touch. It's the little details that really reflect all the care that went into making the gifts. Good luck to you in your job interview- I'm sure you'll do great! I'll be sending you lots of positive vibes. And I'd DEFINITELY be interested in a selfish KAL in January! What a fantastic idea! Sorry I'm no help in the button dep't, but I'd love to join your KAL group!

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  2. Jenn -
    Congrats on the job interview! I'd e-mail you but I don't have your address at work. You'll do great!

    FYI - Be looking for 2, count 'em 2 packages coming your way...

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  3. I'd be all for a "selfish" KAL. Can you do it if you're not knitting for anyone other than yourself for the holidays? LOL!

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  4. This is too cute! And I'm definately ready to knit for me, me, me.

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  5. OOH! Spherey is so much cuter with LEGS! I had no idea he'd be a sproutin'

    Beautiful knitting!

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