KNITTING GAL

November 04, 2007

First Christmas Present finished

I have finished my first official Christmas gift this weekend. I found a pattern online call Irish Hiking Scarf and I like it a lot but really didn't have any yarn to suit the pattern. I was out shopping and stopped in at JoAnn's Fabrics and found the Lion Brand Wool-Ease on sale. I really liked a multi colored yarn called Wood. I just grabbed 2 as they were 2/$5.00. I started the pattern and thought is looked well together. I won't say who it is for in case they visit me. I also finished two mohair potato chip scarves that I won't show as they are definitely for some one that looks at my blog. I feel good for having started the gift process. I won't stress myself with big plans, just little gifts that I can finish between now and the big day.
I also want to send out a big thank you to Amanda. I won a contest on her blog and my prize arrived Saturday. I was thrilled, it is the first time I won a Blog contest. So, thank you, Amanda! I love the Addi-Turbo size threes, just right for all the baby goodies I knit, the sweater stone has been used already on some of hubby's pilly sweaters and I love the dish/face cloth. I love receiving something that someone has ade. My Lovely daughter Megan went to visit Salem, Mass. a few weekends ago and visited a LYS just for me. She said it was a great place. It is called Seed Stitch and she bought me a skein of Sockotta sock yarn. It is lovely, and she bought it for me! Wow, that is a new experience for me. Someone buying me super yarn! Megs know how much I love to knit and she made me very happy thinking of me. Actually both of my daughters are very supportive of my knitting. Kate took me to a LYS on my last visit to see her. It was such fun. They are both honeys! Everyone have a great start of the week and Happy Knitting.

11 comments:

Amanda said...

The scarf looks lovely! I've been wanting to try that pattern for awhile. I've never seen it in a variegated colorway before and it looks amazing.

I'm glad that you got all the presents! Yay for winning contests.

NH Knitting Mama said...

Donna, your Irish Hiking Scarf is BEAUTIFUL! Oh my gosh, lucky recipient! They better like it! ha ha...

Nice win for the contest, too...

Cactusneedles said...

Great scarf! And I love the color of that sock yarn! Right up my alley!! Have a great one!

Eclectic_VT said...

Lots of goodies for you!!!
I love the color of the scarf.
Good project for learning cables? They are next on my list.
Ok there are lots of thigns that are "next" on my list.
At any rate, you commented in my blog about the skinny wool yarn...you mentioned lace....can you really USE wool to knit lace?

Cindy said...

Lovely scarf. And, such lovely pressies. I'm sure both girls are supportive of your knitting because they know you enjoy it so much. The daughters sound just wonderful!

Holly said...

Your daughter did a good job on that sock yarn, and you did a great job on that scarf. I love it.

Holly said...

Your daughter did a good job on that sock yarn, and you did a great job on that scarf. I love it.

Alana - Knit Wit said...

You got some fun goodies! It's so much fun to win a contest! And your scarf is just beautiful.

BeadKnitter said...

The scarf is gorgeous! I love Sockotta yarn. It's nice to work with.

Channon said...

Beautiful scarf. I love Sockotta's colors, but found the yarn rough to the touch when knitting. I look forward to hearing your opinions.

I'm so glad you also had a great Knitting Addiction experience.

Latoya said...

I really enjoy knitting socks with Sockotta. The colors are wonderful.

Knit on!