Sunday, December 12, 2010

Please Stay Tuned....

I really am still alive & kicking. I promise. I've just been so stinkin' busy getting ready for Christmas. While 99% of the shopping is done, I am knitting & crocheting like a crazy woman. I started a couple of little decorated notebooks a little over a week ago and have yet to have time to get beyond choosing papers and getting them cut. Sigh. I do have some more yarn projects to share and am hoping to get those notebooks finished sooner rather than later. So please stay tuned. :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cabled Neckwarmer

This project is the end result of a class I took recently at The Yarn Connection. I took it mainly because I wanted to learn how to do cables. I discovered that they are much easier than they look! I was very pleasantly surprised to say the least. :-D I also learned how to do a seed stitch. I had heard the term many times but didn't really know what it was. This is a Christmas present for a much loved family member so I won't say who just in case she is reading my blog. The yarn is Baby Alpaca Grande and is so warm, soft, and smooshy. It's the kind of yarn that you just want to smoosh between your fingers and to pet. I managed to get Em to model for me. She has kind of a goofy smirk on her face because what you can't see is her sister is behind me taunting her and daring her not to smile. LOL I plan on making a few more of these for Christmas gifts. They go perfectly with the ribbed headband I posted a while back.