Saturday, December 16, 2006

Keeping Up With Stuff

Well, as y'all know, I said no Christmas knitting. But I changed my mind, sorta.
This shapeless-looking grey blob is actually a reversible-cables scarf. It's for my Secret Santa victim--I mean, giftee--at work. He doesn't read my blog, so I think it's safe to talk about it here! He takes the bus to work every day, and walks a lot too, so I think he'll appreciate a nice warm scarf. The dark grey is a "manly" color and the cable pattern is exceptionally subtle. Should you think about making a nice cable sweater out of Encore, let this be a warning to you. 'Nuff said?? The pattern goes quickly--worsted weight, 38 stitches, #8 needles, and I can turn cables without using another needle.

Is this not the cutest thing in the whole world for my grandcarrot?? I wish you could see the detail on the cute little face--and it's very very soft, too.
Of course you can also see how badly the finish on my little lamp table has been worn. Normally it holds a lamp...and it's a bookcase, too, and swivels. A nifty piece indeed. It was a gift to Himself from friend Gwen, many years ago, and currently holds his Depression Glass library. Or part of it. Yeah, I have all the glass, and all the books, too. No, I'm not sure what I'm doing with it yet.
Oh, and D3, if you are reading this? Don't tell the carrot, okay?

In case you were wondering about progress on Lady E II. Here she is. One of the things I am really enjoying about this is the amazing variation in color. I am on the second ball of Tapestry--or is this the third? Call me Clueless tonight--and I swear, there are no real repeats of patterning. Most enchanting. In this picture it's looking very grey-and-beige but in some lights it looks green and gold. It's going to be a great piece when it's done! The other one is coming along, too, and should be ready for fringing before the new year.

Speaking of the new year coming along, I'm working on some resolutions. I think they'll be ready to share soon. Stay tuned!!