Wednesday, December 26, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Winter Break Wonders

Merry (Late) Christmas and a Happy Holiday! I hope everyone had a splendid day with their family and friends and was able to sit back and relax. Mine was equally great, filled with food, gifts, laughs and lot of holiday spirit!

I wanted to take a brief moment to share with you a couple of WIPs I have going on right now that I haven't had a chance to show off lately. Winter break is really helping me get some hard core knitting done, especially on the first one. It's really nice to not have to worry about school work so much for once.

I know I have mentioned a couple time in the past posts that I started a vest. Well this is it! Eco Vest by Katie Himmelberg in Cascade Eco + wool. The simplicity yet elegance of the pattern is what really drew me in, I mean look at those cables! I love cables! They are a pain to do but the end result is so worth it. This baby is coming a long rather quickly simply because without school I have been able to focus more on just sitting down and knitting. I am one repeat away from separating for the arms. 

And then there's my mom's wrap. I bagged it up and put it under the tree for her at Christmas and when she opened it she was pretty surprised. And she loves the color! So victory for me! Now if I could only get it done. This is one of those very slow going patterns. Even with a good chunk of extra time I still barely get much done: it takes a hr to do one 10 row repeat! So right now it's on inch 32 out of 84. I still have a long way to go, but she'll get it by next winter for sure. 

So back to Christmas.  As I've mentioned before, my mom is a crazy crocheter, something I have never really been able to get into successfully ( I can do a mean flower though!). Well apparently she stumbled upon this pattern that I had loved a couple years back and decided to make it for me for Christmas. When I get a better picture I'll share, but lets just say my mom is amazing. This is a ruffle scarf by Patons and it's a lot like those lacy ones that are really popular at all the stores right now. 

Overall, it was a great holiday. I walked away with gift cards for things I really needed, a pretty decent knife set and a few other kitchen gadgets. No knitting stuff this year :( I didn't need much anyways.

And my sister was a happy camper too. I made a super cute picture frame for her and got her a flowered headband, which she cannot stop wearing! And all the sweaters from my aunt make for one happy kiddo. Now if only she'd stop growing up so fast!

I spent yesterday getting my butt kicked at Spongebob Monopoly by said little sister and watching Christmas movies. I hope you and yours had a great holiday like me :)

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  1. Lovely projects all! I admire your vest with all those cables. I'm so slow at cabling! But you are right, it's worth it. Your mom's wrap looks just beautiful; of course, she will love it. And the ruffle scarf is awesome!

  2. I have the eco vest on my list to knit, and yours is looking gorgeous. Great WIP's

  3. Lisa, I LOVE how your vest is turning out, and I can't wait to see if once it's finished! Looks like you had a wonderful holiday: the scarf your mom made is just gorgeous, though I agree, I never quite got the hang of crocheting, either. Also, your cat photo is hilarious!!

  4. Everyone loves your headbands! You two are so cute together too! Finally I get to see this vest, I can definitely see why it is fun to knit, the pattern is so pretty! Good luck with the wrap, imagine how much she is going to love it when it's finished

  5. Your vest is looking fantastic! I, too, am enjoying the winter break -- it's one of my best ones to date -- and am so happy to have so much relaxed knitting time. Enjoy!


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