So, Christmas came and went. I managed to get most of my knitting done in time. Implied is the fact that I finished up a dishcloth at the foot of the tree (not pictured here). It's a pity, since it was, I think, the nicest of the four that I made, including grafting instead of seaming. The pattern was pretty decent to knit, although I find kitchen cotton to be rather unforgiving when weaving in the ends. I tried to use materials I already had in my stash, rather than buy even more of the stuff. Hence, these got wrapped separately.
Dad received the slippers originally intended for little sis. I'll finish hers today. I am in the process of writing up my version of the pattern, which let me knit it in the round, among other things. I've been wearing my sample slippers, which are kinda fun and a good bit comfy.
And here's me being so very
depraved witty. My sister has long corrupted me with her potty humor, and I was at a loss for what to give her. So I knitted a gag gift: a Christmas poo. Or rather, it's a Christmas poo-poo-ri. I stuffed it with coffee beans--rather tediously because I lacked a funnel--to give it a strong aroma; I figured my sister would not appreciate the typical flowery potpourri scents. And besides, coffee beans look rather like little droppings. The odor was indeed strong.
In an act of penance, I also gifted to big sis the dear, sheepy project that has haunted me of late.
Igor was very gracious to help me. (Actually, I just haven't been able to get him off since he first latched on. I'm becoming kinda fond of the little sucker.) I recently heard someone who didn't know any better hating on the fish hat because she thinks it is kind-of silly. Apparently, she hasn't taken into account my extraordinary fashion sense.
Like I said before, I know I have a promising future in modeling or fashion or both. That's good, since I need some income to replace my poor car (R.I.P). I got him after last year's third and final blizzard, and he died just in time to save me the trouble of digging him out this winter.
On a much happier note, registration for the Men's Spring Knitting Retreat is open! Check out QueerJoe's blog for details. I'm excited this year to be helping out a bit with the organizing of the retreat. If anyone would like to donate to the retreat, it's a great opportunity to promote your unique products to a group of enthusiastic, if not somewhat overlooked, knitters. And if you're considering attending, register soon; these events have a history of filling up to capacity.
I can't wait!