Saturday, December 08, 2007


The days/weeks heading into the Christmas holiday is never an extremely fun time for me. But for some reason this year has been even harder than normal. I've been able to fake my way through work everyday. But I haven't wanted to do much socializing otherwise. I've been ditching my weekly S-n-B. And flaked out on several other social activities. I know, shame on me. But I haven't been able to motivate myself much lately. Except where the knitting is concerned. (Crazy I know!) I've made several trips to my favorite LYS "HYAW" to get yarn for spur of the moment projects I just had to start right away.

I've been avoiding working on my cousins Christmas scarf. I got past stockinette hell, the ribbed neck, and more stockinette hell and I'm finally into the final stretch (the second design). No pics right now.

I've also been working on my Clapotis. I really love the way the colors are stripping. I just hope it keeps going.

Then suddenly an urge hit me. I had to make a pair of Fuzzy Feet. Where it came from I don't recall. But I wanted nothing more than to have a pair by this weekend. And in the midst of doing one pair my favorite lys owner was working on a pair, from a different pattern, and I had to make some of those too. I wonder about myself sometimes. I'm not sure if it's the depression that's making me muddle headed. Or if I'm just a "Flip/Flopping" kind of person. Oh well, either way I have one pair drying. And a second pair 3/4th complete.

This is the pattern "Fuzzy Feet" from Made from a Cascade 220 in a Heathered Grey. These are knit up like a sock. Which anyone who reads my blog knows how much I love knitting socks. I stopped after finishing one sock to start another pair that are from Vogue Knitting On The Go's "Felting" book. Thanks to my friend and lys owner, "B", for the inspiration. She was working on a pair and I fell in love and decided to cast them on immediately. These are knit is Lopi. The pictures are not doing justice to the purple color. And once I started them I couldn't stop until they were done, felted and ready to be worn.

Not too bad for my first time felting. I thought it was going to be a lot harder to do than it was. Like so many other techniques I've tried recently.

I forgot to take a before picture. Ooooppps!!! The shrinkage is amazing to watch.

Well, I'd better get back to it if I'm going to finish the other pair so I can felt them and dry them today.

I hope everyone else is having a great time preparing for the holidays!



Larjmarj said...

Holidays suck but one good thing is that I have a small family that really doesn't like to get together and ALL of my in-laws are out of state. So basically I don't have to deal with anyone that I don't want to. I know what you mean about being in a funk though. Everyone around me is SO wrapped up in the holidays right now. Love the purple slippers. I have only felted clogs, love em! See ya soon I hope.

Amy said...

I'm wearing my fuzzy feet right now (I made some a couple years ago out of really bright Noro). Hope to see you soon (I haven't been making it up there either lately!!)

Lil Knitter said...

I totally understand your holiday "rut"...been in one myself but have to do it for the kids. I just try to remind myself of the things I should be thankful helps.
Your Clapotis is so the colors and striping and I would love to make some Fuzzy Feet but I haven't gotten over my sock fear just yet.
Hang in there....these crazy "holidaze" will be over soon.