xmas knitting

Heh, heh. Whenever I think “xmas” now, I think Futurama. Ahhhh.

So that’s the extent of my gift knitting – a pair of Trekking socks for my aunt. Everyone else is getting bought presents, and I’m just not giving as many this year, either. Not really feeling christmas-y, to be honest. But my aunt will much appreciate these.

In the meanwhile, I’ve been finishing up something new and knitty to be worn tomorrow – feels like the first finished thing in a long time! I’m feeling the finishing frenzy. Hopefully that means a few more things off the needles soon!

So the cabled cardi is done! The knitting was done quite awhile ago but I just didn’t feel like doing the seaming. It’s just being lightly spray blocked since I want to wear it tomorrow – I also don’t have any buttons, but it looks great just open too. Pictures of it being modeled tomorrow, I think. For those asking/will ask, it’s #19 from Vogue’s Fall 2006 issue. I used Elann Highland Chunky and it came out absolutely super. The sleeves especially fit great, and I really like the shawl collar (modified from the original).

That’s it for now – time to kick back and do some fun knitting. My family doesn’t really do anything on Christmas Eve, so we’re just cleaning up like crazy for the big family get-together at our house tomorrow. I’m planning on doing the modified-coconut-cheesecake thing tonight, as minis (muffin cups)! Should be interesting. And tomorrow, I’m planning on doing stuffed squash and some veggies. And mashed sweet potatoes!

I’ll leave you with something that’s been making me smile (and getting stuck in my head) this xmas season…a little Peter Griffin. Happy Holidays!






11 responses to “xmas knitting”

  1. Jen Avatar

    Great cardi!!!!

  2. naomi Avatar

    That sweater looks wonderful!

  3. gleek Avatar

    merry christmas! the sweater looks gorgeous. i love the shawl collar. great touch.

  4. Leslie Avatar

    The sweater is beautiful. Merry Christmas!

  5. alison Avatar

    Merry Xmas, Laura! Love the cabled sweater.

  6. Julia Avatar

    Haha! That was great. Congrats on your adorable grey cardi, and Merry Christmas!

  7. Karma Avatar

    Your cardi turned out so beautifully. Merry Christmas!

  8. DivaKnitter Avatar

    Oh no! It’s Santa, run away! I keep finding other knitters who enjoy the same somewhat goofy stuff my husband and I like. It’s nice to know I’m not alone in the knitting community! The cardigan is beautiful. Great job!

  9. scout Avatar

    The Cardi is beautiful!

  10. Jaime Avatar

    The Peter Griffin video was hilarious! Thank you for sharing that. Happy Holidays!

  11. jenna Avatar

    The cardigan looks incredible. Hmm…what DID I do with that issue of Vogue Knitting? :)

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