I don't know about you guys, but right after New Years, the Christmas tree starts to look like an eye-sore. DH insists on doing the 12 days of christmas thing, so I had to wait until yesterday (the 6th) to take the tree down. Eesh. Anyways, moving on to knitting stuff and stuff...
To get me back into the hang of things (I sped through my knit prezzies, so I needed to take things slow), I started back up a few days ago with a very simple, but extremely cute Monster. Here's how it came to pass:
I had my sis-in-law over, and she was sitting behind me on the sofa, watching the boys play a ps3 game. I'm scrolling through knitting projects, looking for something simple to get started up with again. I scroll past this loveable monster
And she kind of yelled out, saying how cute he was (he really is) and that she wants one. So, I took it to heart, and after reviewing the pattern, I gave her a call and offered to make it for her. Hers is red, and she wants pink Knobbles. So far, I have knit the body and half the head. My own pics will come soon. It's really quite small, knit on double pointed needles, and it's a fast project. I've spent 3 evenings on it (about 2 hours each evening) and I like what I see.
In other news, I have so far been unsuccessful in finding the matching wool for the Lover's Knot Afghan I'm making for my friend (yes, the ONLY paying project I'm making as of yet... FML) so she said (very kindly, I thought) to just pick a different color and go with it. I'm giving myself one more shopping trip, and then I'm getting something nice. Lesson learned: buy more than one huge ball of yarn when making an afghan. The store may have several at the time of purchase, but you never know what will happen down the road.
Originally posted on January 7th, 2011