A stitch in time...thoughts from an addicted knitter.

Saturday, December 31, 2005


And Happy New Year! I hope your 2006 is filled with excitement, growth and happiness. We're off to Hawaii.

We're going to try and post about our Hawaiian adventures on our family blog - http://nyquist.blogspot.com. Check it out if you're so inclined. Ta ta for now!

~ Christina

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Happy Holidays!

To those of you who celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas! I hope your day was filled with love and happiness.

~ Christina

Friday, December 16, 2005

So Close...

I'm trying to get these Meilenweit Fun Socks done by Christmas, but the progress has been so slow. I keep getting distracted by other projects.

Meilenweit Fun Socks in Progress. Towards the bottom of the photo you can see a cool stitch marker Zoot gave me. I'm using it to mark the beginning of the round.

I'm past the gusset shaping and just have to knit about 2.5" more and then I can start decreasing for the toe. Nine more days until Christmas. I just might make it.

~ Christina

Related Posts:
June 21 Bad Travel Karma & TNNA Review
July 14 Fun Socks Update
July 26 Fun Sock 01 Finished

Monday, December 12, 2005

In Other News...

To see what I've been up to in the last couple of weeks, click here...

~ Christina

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Little Christmas Things

As I mentioned before I've been caught up knitting lots of quick-knit projects. With the holidays on their way I've turned my attention to little Christmas things. I've had some fun and now I have some ornaments & stocking stuffers to give my family.

I knit these Christmas Trees by first knitting a big square out of Cascade 220 and then felting it (and I mean I really felted it, like 4-5 times through the washer).

Christmas Trees

I then had material I could cut shapes out of. I had my husband make a tree template for me (he asked why I didn't just go buy felt). Then I glued on the stars and gems. I'm not sure what I'm going to put on the big tree yet. The two smaller trees have pin backs on them so I might wear one on Christmas.

I made snowman ornaments last year. This year I made one but changed up the eyes and nose. The basic pattern is from the "Knit Christmas Stockings!" Book by Gwen Steege.


This Santa Hat is made out of leftover red Karabella Aurora 8 yarn from the snowman and some sparkly white yarn I had lying around. I added a loop at the top so I could hang it as an ornament.

Santa Hat

Lastly I made this heart ornament out of Cascade 220 Quattro. I knit two hearts by starting from the bottom, increasing on each side as I went along. Then I bound off half the stitches and worked on one side of the top, decreasing on one side as I worked my way up. Then I picked up the bound off stitches on the other side to finish the other side top.


I mattress stitched them together, leaving the top open and then I felted the heart pouch to make it sturdier. The last touch was stringing some beads on some thread and attaching the it to the inside of the heart. Some lucky someone might get a gift on the tree via this heart.

~ Christina