Thursday, December 25, 2008

Low key.

So this was perhaps the lowest key Christmas I've ever had. Go figure, it's the first one spent away from my folks.

I didn't get any presents, not because they weren't sent, but more because they're lost in the USPS aether somewhere with nary a clue as to when it's going to show up. Hell, we were shocked when the Christmas ham showed up on our doorstep last night (as it was supposedly not to be delivered either).

So we've spent the day chilling, eating pot roast and ham, watching Season 2 of Supernatural and just relaxing.

Mom loved her scarf. I'm sure you remember which one I'm talking about. *grins* It was the tencel lace leaf scarf in Coppertop that I'd been slaving over. It actually turned out really nice! I managed to snap a picture of the lacework just to show you how pretty it was when it was blocked out:

The picture, as usual, doesn't do it justice, but mom loved it, so that's all that mattered:) I ended up frogging the whole thing and starting over, doing only 2 pattern repeats instead of the three it has, so it's a little skinnier (but certainly not SUPER skinny) and longer. The drape of the tencel after it's dried? Fabulous! And since I have some more here (and on the way) it means I'll get plenty of opportunity to knit other fantastic projects:)

I'm still working on the Kitty Paw scarf, and I'll post pictures once I get far enough along to really get a good idea of how it's going to turn out!

I hope the rest of you had a wonderful Christmas and best wishes for the upcoming new year:) I promise to post more often and hopefully, this will be a very knitty new year for me too!



Andrea said...

Heh I finished the green silk scarf I made with that same lace pattern yesterday and its currently blocking. It seems popular. *grins* Tencel does indeed block out into sexy drape doesn't it? Love that stuff.

Bella said...

I thought I recognized the pattern:)

I have to admit, the tencel does indeed block out into a sexy drape. It makes me wonder what other nifty things can be made with it...taking full advantage of the drape of the material.