Well, here are some pictures of what has been going on in the life of Jen's knitting. I was working ever so diligently on my skinny alpaca scarf (and boy do I mean skinny!) I am using a pattern from Stitch N Bitch Nation. It's the Warm Fuzzies Scarf, which is a mock-cable rib pattern. I love how it looks. This yarn is perfect for it I think. I only have about another 12 to 18 inches on it. I could have been done by now, if it weren't for the damn sock yarn that was calling my name...the Austermann Step.
So this sock has been taking up all of my knitting time this week. I pretty much have been knitting it with every spare moment that I have. I am using the Monkey pattern on Knitty. It's a really nice sock. The yarn is fabulous and the pattern is easy but I think it looks very impressive. I plan on casting on for the second sock tomorrow. Poor Trekking socks....will you ever be finished? How can I ever knit you when I am in love with another sock? Well, at least the Trekking sock is the one I take to work on while at work. Someday it will be done.
Finally, today was Christmas in Apt. 105. Alex and I did some gift exchanging this afternoon, and it was grand. I got a yarn ball winder!! I am so so happy. I wound some Knit Picks sock yarn that was already in a perfectly fine ball, but, you know, I had to try the thing out. :) Then I wound the last ball of the baby alpaca. Oh, how I love this gadget. I was talking to my sister a little bit ago and she is mad that Alex bought it for me, because she got me one too. I told her it's fine, she can return it and buy me sock yarn! :) Sock yarn that I can wind myself! Hooray for Christmas. Alex was also quite generous his year as he also bought me an iPod. I cried. That is a good Christmas for me! I know I probably sound greedy, but honestly, who doesn't like getting awesome presents! Alex was happy with his loot too, which included cologne, Rolling Stone supscription and some wine he really wanted. So, it's been a good day here!
Anyway, that's all for now. Tonight is more Christmas-y festivities with home-cooked dinner made by me, and some Christmas baking. Tomorrow there is work (blah) and then off to Grayslake for family time.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!