so as not to keep you in suspense…

I passed my driving test!

And then it snowed, snowed. I’m lucky I had clear weather.

As for the sweater I started – it’s the Urban Aran by Patons (in the Street Smart booklet) and I’m using Elann’s Highland Chunky from the *last* time around. I really really want some of the darker denim colour, but I’m going to restrain myself! At any rate, the sleeve is working up really quickly on 5.5 mm needles – I’m almost up to the cap.

Pictures and a real entry later!

socks in sunlight

Ah, aren’t natural light photos better? Too bad it’s only going to get worse around here…

Christmas ringel socks
Pattern: basic sock on 60 stitches
Yarn: Regia 4 fadig Mini Ringel Color
Needles: 2.25 mm Clover dpn
Finished: November 21, 2005

You could get both of these out of one ball if you didn’t mind them not matching. Since I matched, I ended up running out on the second orange stripe of the toe on the second sock, but luckily I did have another ball. When I finished the toe on the first one, I only had one row (the grafting row) in yellow, but of course on the second one I had a significant amount of yellow! So I ripped back the first toe a few rows and inserted some yellow. They’re still not even, but whatever. One Christmas present down!

And what’s this woman to do when stacks of presents and work knitting pile around her?

Cast on for a new sweater. Obviously. Hey, I’m cold!

We’re supposed to get our first real snowstorm tonight – all I can say is, HOLD OFF until after my driving test this afternoon!! Yes folks, it’s taken me almost 5 years with a G1 (learner’s permit-type dealie) to finally learn how to drive (I took the school in August) and take the first test. Ontario has a graduated licensing system, so I’ll have to take another, more difficult road test in a year to get my full license. Wish me luck!

an ounce of the good stuff

Argh! I keep wanting to blog, but the time, she flies!

Today I went to the Yarn Store (the Big One in town) to return some yarn, buy some yarn, and just shop. As usual, I became a bit overwhelmed by it all. Usually I’ll find some nice stuff, but I’ll hem and haw and put it back. I find it so uninspiring in there…anyway, onto the goods. I managed to walk out with the yarn I needed (a skein of Butterfly cotton) and a teeny bit of silk.

And bonus, I only paid $9 after returning some yarn! The Butterfly cotton was for a you-know-what…

Obviously it’s not 100% accurate, but whatever.

I also stopped by Zellers on the way home and picked up some cotton for my mom’s bolero, TLC Cotton Plus. By the way, Zellers has a wayyyy better yarn selection than Wal-Mart, at least between the two I visited. Fancy acrylic over at Zellers.

Last but not least, Christmas present socks for my sister.

Aren’t the stripes nifty? I want some of the blue/green colourway for myself. Anyway, this pic was taken earlier this evening, before and hour of tv, so I’m just about done! One to tick off the list…many to go.