So my computer decided to freak out and dump some of its physical memory. I am writing this post on different computer than my home one. I can't log on at all nor can I find my recovery disc for it. We decided that it was time for us to get a new laptop. The only problem is that I need to get my pictures off the hard drive. I have someone working on it. So for now no pictures of anything.. No draft stoppers... and no pictures of my Irish Hiking scarf.
I plan on giving the scarf to my mother for Christmas. This is the first time that I have ever done cables and I have to say that it is easy. Looking at all the pictures of the ones that have been made made me nervous to try it. But once I got going it was easy. I would recommend it to anyone that wanted to try making cables. It is easy but you end up making a beautiful scarf that looks really hard to make.
This year I decided not to let anyone know that I was making them anything for Christmas. That way if for some chance I didn't finish they wouldn't even know. My MIL had told me that my FIL said he needed a new scarf and that maybe I would end up making him one for Christmas so how could I not? Since he doesn't know that I am working on one, I was able to work on it at their house the other night right in front of him. I also decided to keep the list small. There is nothing worse than trying to cram loads of hand knitted items into the last week of Christmas. I did come up with a plan for next year. If I start right after the new year, I could knit up scarfs for everyone by next Christmas. Maybe that will be my new year's resolution. Cause you need to make one to break it, right???
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
I finally took some pictures of the valances. Of course, I remembered right after Daughter Dos fell asleep for her nap. They are a little dark cause I didn't want to use a flash.
Those are butterflies on the fabric. I am very happy with the way that they turned out. I want to make curtains for every room in my house now!! I do have to make one for the window in my hallway. And I have never been happy with the curtains in the kitchen!
I don't know if anyone is really waiting (probably not) but I am redoing the draft stopper cause I think that I have thought of a better way to make it. We will see.
I have been knitting too. Making hats of course. A long list of handmade presents await me!!