December 28, 2006

Lots of yarn and FO’s.

Posted in Gallery, Yarn Porn at 10:19 pm by Melanie

I got a secret pal gift yesterday!  Well, actually it arrived the day before yesterday, but I couldn’t get down to the office to pick it up until yesterday.

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There was also chocolate included but it’s gone already. 🙂 
My secret pal either pays really close attention or I’m just that predictable… but this manos is the color way of my block of the month blanket.  (which I haven’t worked on most of this year- but now that I have another skein it’s VERY tempting to pull it out again!)  I also got those fantastic yarn greeting cards.  I can’t wait to see MY secret pal her next gift.  THANKS SECRET PAL!!!

I also have a few finished objects.  My sister’s socks were completed on Christmas Eve.  I didn’t get to get pictures of them. 😦

But here are the specs:
What: Erin’s High Socks
Started: Sunday, November 5th
Finished: Sunday, December 24, 2006
Yarn: Kroy Sock yarn.
Needles: size 2 32″ addi (magic loop)
Pattern: Garter Rib, from Sensational Knitted Socks
Knitting Time: 16 hours.

I also finished Uncle Dick’s Golf Club covers.  Also finished these on the morning of the 23rd.  (I gave them to him that night.)  So here they are drying after a light wash/block.
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What: Uncle Dick’s Golf Club Covers
Started: Monday, November 27th
Finished: Saturday, December 23, 2006
Yarn: Cascade 220.  A little more than one skein of the slate.  Scraps of light grey.
Needles: size 7 32″ addi (magic loop)
Pattern: My own.  I used Lion Brand’s pattern as a guide.
Knitting Time: 2.5 hours each.  1 hour for the pompoms for a total of 8.5 hours.

Finally, Mom and Erin really pulled through for knitting Christmas gifts.  Check them out!!!
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Top left- merino lace weight in Natural.
Top right- 8 skeins of Merino Syle in Asparagas.  This is to make the Knitted Bodice.  (eventually.)
Bottom left- 2 skeins of Sock Memories in Cape Cod.
Bottom right- 2 skeins of Sock Memories in Redwood Forest.

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Top left- Essential sock yarn in Petunia.
Top middle-Essential in Grass.
Top right- Essential Tweed sock yarn in Inca Gold.
Middle- Shadow lace weight in Jewels.
I got some more blocking pins (can never have enough of those.)
Some wool wash, and best of all, in the black case: KNIT PICKS OPTIONS!!!
Also, not shown…I also got some extra cords, and tags to label which needles I’m using when I take them off the project to put them on something else. 

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Blocking Wires! Am I lucky or am I lucky?



  1. Secret Pal said,

    I’m glad it arrived safely and you are enjoying it.

  2. melanie said,

    Ok,I am offically adopting your family. 🙂
    I didn’t get yarn for Christmas ( I did ask) but I did get a renewed IK subscription.
    I’m so drooling over that Manos! Lucky-Lucky
    Happy New Year!

  3. tiennie said,

    Great gifts! Happy Holidays!

  4. Christine said,

    Great gifts!

    Love the blocking wires! Great gift to recieve!

    I need some myself!

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