Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

We're hosting Thanksgiving this year, but there's only three of us: the b/f, his father, and me. I'm making the stuffing and the sweet potatoes; the b/f and his father are responsible for the rest. Our little turkey is in the oven, with what little stuffing would fit inside. The rest of the stuffing is in the fridge, waiting to go into the oven when it's closer to dinner time. The sweet potatoes are all cut up and ready to put on the stove at the same time. I've cleared most of my knitting from the living room, and we're ready for our guest.

Since the end of the month is almost here, and the end of the latest CIC knitting challenge, I took a moment to pack up what I have ready to send this time. Here we have two vests; the one on the left is made with Briggs & Little (I think it's the Heritage 2-ply), and one with some yarn I scored on eBay ages ago (double-stranded, since it's about sock weight).

I'm also sending 5 pairs of socks. Four are made with Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool (dyed with Koolaid); the fifth is more of the double-stranded eBay yarn.

Since the box was a little under two pounds, I had room to add a little stuffed toy, and three toothbrushes from my dentist.

I have several more pairs of socks made with the tapestry wool from Carla, but I'm going to wait until I'm finished knitting it all up. I want to take a pic of all the socks together. I'll be working on one pair this weekend, and I have enough yarn to do one more.

So far, I've avoided starting anything with the Lang Jawoll I got on eBay. Ruth asked what I plan to make; I know it'll be a pair of socks for me, but I haven't decided on a pattern yet. I may go with plain stockinette, or I may incorporate some simple pattern. Nothing intricate, since I think it would be lost in the dark color.

Next up: Christmas knitting! Which will actually be more CIC knitting; I plan to make donations to CIC in the name of a couple people on my gift list.

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!


At 4:17 AM, Anonymous Ruth said...

We've given World Vision goats and cashew trees and stuff like that in people's names for Christmas, but I've never thought to give knitted gifts to charity on behalf of someone else. That's a great idea.

At 10:12 PM, Anonymous Donna said...

God Bless You All at this time of thanksgiving. I'm still at a mystery as to why the thanks of others give so much joy. May the Lord Bless You and Keep You.

At 5:05 PM, Anonymous Liz said...

I love seeing your CIC knitting! I visit to get some ideas from your work, I love the vests. Great job!


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