Friday, November 25, 2005

It's Just not Thanksgiving without a Battery charger for my DigiCam!

Yes, I have forgotten the battery charger and extra battery for my digital camera in New York. I hope it's having a good time and behaving itself in the apartment. And if it threw any parties while I was away, I hope it cleans up after itself.

I got quite a bit of knitting done on the drive up here thanks to NYC gridlock on the way out and Connectishit traffic from Stamford on. I finished a Christmas gift for a Special friend in Memphis out of Borroco Suede that I got from Jill's One Way Yarn Swap (that's all I'm saying because Mr. Memphis asked for the RSS feed. :-p I hope he's not bored to tears with listening to my life as a knitter (he's a non-knitter)!

The Thanksgiving James Bond marathon on SPIKE TV is helping my Christmas knitting as well! While Tomorrow Never Dies was on tonight I finished a hat for my friend Tessier who recently moved to Seattle. It was the Candy Cane Hat from Handknit Holidays out of Mission Falls 1824 Wool in Black and Teal (the price tag is right over the number of the color). I loved working with this yarn and it's a total shame that they're discontinuing it. I also really liked the opportunity to do a bit more with color. Though, my right hand yesterday was cramping from the extra use.

I'm totally bummed by my lack of foresight, but once I get home I'll post a pic of the hat at least (maybe more).

Next on the list is the opera gloves. I'm going to start swatching now trying to figure out gauge and the lace pattern that's going to wind its way down the front of the gloves. I should go look at a few pairs as well. I haven't quite figured out how to do the decreases at the top of the glove, nor have I figured out how to do the ring around the finger. Should the back stop once it hits the wrist, or should it continue up with the top of the hand?

I also need to think of a sexxy name for the pattern. Any swank ideas?


carrie said...

are you from CT? i lived there for a few years. that candy cane hat is adorable -- please post pix! and what pattern do you need a sexy name for?

PassionKNITly said...

I'm from Rhode Island, which means that I have to drive through Connecticut to get home (or rather, the bus driver has to drive through it). My brother lives there now and I have a few other friends that do as well. What part did you live in?

MUD said...

The hat looks so good! I have to start trying to do some multi-color knitting, fair isle or whatever you call it. I haven't hardly done any knitting at all this trip, I kept falling asleep on the planes. I'm ashamed to come back empty-knitted. Happy opera-glove making, see you next week!