Monday, November 10, 2008

november ten

Today's mail was fun. It was the highlight to today, as I stayed in doing things today (went out for a little bit to run an errand while Mack napped in the bucket) so here's today's mail!

I also ordered 2 sets - yes - 2 sets (since they were on sale and I'm always running around looking for DPNS in the house (I unfortunately right now do not carry metal DPNS, only bamboo). I also got 2 sets in case I have 2 different socks on needles that require the same needle size, OR to knit both socks at the same time...! They'll come in handy. (I've already got yarn on one of the needles)! They're still on sale right now, for 19.99$ - if you'd like some too.

This morning I also finished the gift for 1 of Sean's 2 daycare teachers. Here's the specs.

Pattern: Herringbone Neck Warmer by Craig Rosenfeld
For: Sean's daycare teacher Tirhu
Yarn: Adrienne Vittadini Mia in 9305
Needles: 8.0mm/US 11 circulars
Size: one size
Timeline: November 8 - 10, 2008.
Modifications: Followed pattern as published until the end. I didn't cast off and pick up stitches, I did k2tog across row and then continued on intead of binding off and picking up half the stitches with the yarn doubled. I don't think it really makes a difference either way.
Opinion: Love it! I can't wait to give it to Tirhu for Christmas. So warm & cozy!

Even the chunky buttons rock! I lvoe it. I cannot wait to give it to her!


Kimber said...

Nice neckwarmer! I hope Sean's teachers like it. Good choice on the buttons as well....

Bea said...

Awesome neckwarmer. Great mail day too!

Nell said...

I have the Frog Prince and Lost Boys colors too! I'm actually really impressed with the way the yarn feels. Much softer than the price would indicate.

I LOVE the KP metal dpn's. They are awesome. (I have 2 sets too!)

g-girl said...

great color! oooh, i didn't even know about the new kp yarns. love the seven dwarves!

Tara said...

That neckwarmer is just gorgeous. Hmmm, maybe that'd work for my kids' caregiver?