Christmas was good. I got some DVDs and CD’s, gift certificates, a cool book about food, a veggie cookbook, a pasta maker (now if only I could eat gluten…). Nothing super spoil-y, but I was glad to have a fairly quiet holiday. I made butternut squash and creamed spinach gratin and OH MY GOD it was so good. Seriously, make it now. It’s pretty damn rich, though, so share it with some people. And now I’m off dairy again (had a reaction) so I can’t even eat the leftovers!
Anyway, I didn’t get any knitty gifts but I did wear my new sweater at the big dinner on Christmas day. And I didn’t manage to take a photo of it. But, tomorrow I’m planning on having a nice quiet day at home (I don’t have nearly enough of them) doing crafty stuff and various stuff that just needs to get done, and a photo shoot is one of those things! Seriously, it’s a fabulous sweater.
Last week at the lettuce knit holiday party, I knit blissfully along on the back of the Bell-Sleeved Jacket only to come home and realize…
hey, that looks wayyyyy too small. Compared to quite a close-fitting t-shirt:
Yeeeeeah. I cast on for the smallest size to try and minimize the flare, but I forgot to not decrease so much for the waist. So I had to rip it back to before the decreases. I kept a few, and am now doing increases up to the biggest bust size – that means no cable crosses on the back, but I’m okay with that. It’s just ribbed – easy knitting, but not so easy as stockinette.
I worked the lettuce knit boxing day sale today and I’m just bagged. I bought lots of yummy yarn (really, lots) so perhaps I’ll get a photo of that in the morning. Nighty night!