It's in full swing, people!

Man, the days left in 2007 are just a-flyin' by! I can't believe it's already the middle of December. I am at work, thinking about how I should blog, you know, it's been two or three days, and I come home and I am like, crap, where did the week go?! I think everyone must be feeling like this, right? :)

Anyway, I have been doing my best to set aside knitting time. And, it's working. Things are getting finished. First, I have this little purse:
Look at that crap-tastic lining! I tried my best to sew/stitch it in there neatly, but I am no good at these things. I think it is good enough though! I love this little purse and I think the recipient will love it too.

Here are the specs:

The Pattern: I don't know, I made it up. I did some seed stitch, then some stockinette, then some seed stitch, etc, until I could fold into a purse-like shape. Then I knit a strap and attached it, threw some lining in it and some buttons on it and called it a day.
The Yarn: Patons Shetland Chunky Tweed, one ball
The Needles: Size 9
The Result: A fine Christmas/birthday gift for my coworker.

Then I finished my Lacy Socks, Part II: The Specs:

The Pattern: Toe up, modified stitch pattern from stitch dictionary. I swear, one day I will finish writing up the pattern. It's getting there.
The Yarn: Koigu KPPPM, that I bought at Mosaic earlier this year
The Needles: Size 2, my standard sock knitting needles
The Results: Pretty good. I love these socks, but the foot is slightly long for me. Next time I would start the gusset/heel parts a little sooner.

That's all for the FOs for the last week. I have been working on existing projects and not starting new ones, which is good. I am almost done with the Fetchings I have been working on, and hope those are done tonight. I have about six-seven more rows and a thumb to knit. That's about an episode of Friends, I think. I even picked up the Morning Glory Wrap again. Well, I picked it up, realized it was all sorts of messed up, had no idea where I was, ripped the whole thing out (only about three inches) and started over. It's going much better now. There are post it notes involved this time.

Hmm, what else? Well, I ordered some more yarn to dye, and I don't know what happened, these somehow came in the box too:

Harmony needles! Hooray! I will be knitting with these babies soon!

And, finally, I just updated my etsy site with this: It's called Sunset Dreams. It makes me think about taking a vacation somewhere warm.

That's all for now. Have a good week. Hope it doesn't go by too fast! :)

Happy knitting!


  1. Girl, you are really moving! And your yarn really does make one think of the Bahamas and a lazy vacation.

  2. The purse looks great! I have always "meant" to put lining in my purses, but never have, so you are one step ahead of me!

  3. Oh how nice!! Great job on the purse.

  4. I'm impressed! The one thing that keeps me from knitting a purse is the lining, and you did it.

    I love all the pics, and your new yarn is just lovely and tropical. Ah, warmth.

  5. Look at you, with just the right finishing touches! I've never lined a purse although the intention (along with the fabric) was always there.

    Enjoy your holidays and happy knitting!


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