I needed to get in one more blog post for 2009. It was another pretty good month as far as finishes go. The OPAM challenge really worked out for me this year and I am going to resolve to do it again in 2010. I am a lister and if felt so good posting my list of finishes every month. I think it really
helped my motivation.
When I posted this picture
of the socks I made for my niece, DD saw them and decided she wanted a pair too. I had offered to make her a pair last year when she was home for Christmas, but she wasn't interested then. I had to quickly finish up this tweed pair I was making for myself to free up my needles.
I found this new yarn by Deborah Norville with bamboo that is so soft. I thought the colors would be good for DD.
It was a pretty knitty Christmas. I made my nephew a hat and scarf. DH liked them so I guess I have another set in my future. My niece got aforementioned socks and a bamboo lace scarf.
I used another nice bamboo yarn. I like knitting with bamboo. It's so soft and if you knit and haven't tried bamboo yarn you really should.
As a bonus, it's also a nice, very sustainable, green product
(although so is wool.) ;-)
My last finish was for my beautiful, delicate DD, the ballerina . She has developed a fondness for skulls. It used to be nice, pretty dragonflies. Not sure what changed, but for the last few years it's been skulls. She didn't come home for Christmas this year so instead of sending her stocking I
made her this bag with a skull applique and filled it with her stocking stuff. Not very Christmasy, but it'll be useful after the season. I think it's about the right size for pointe shoes.
One of my New Year resolutions is going to be blog more often. I have been letting life get the best of me, but I am going to work very hard to keep that from happening next year. April and I have signed up for our local Jo Morton club. This should help. I haven't done much but work since we moved. The transition to working in an office hasn't been terribly smooth. This year I am going to get a better balance.