I knit and knit and knit over this past holiday. As a testament to how busy my holiday was, I am just now getting around to blogging about it. I finished the bamboo pullover I was working on. I must say it is quite gorgeous. I love the yarn! It is so soft and cuddly.
It is unfortunate that the sweater was much to small and now Emma has a wonderfully cute tunic. Quite disappointing really. I was sure that the finished measurements would fit me. The sweater has the exact finished measurements the pattern specified. I can only assume that my measuring tape, not unlike my scale, measure me much smaller than perhaps I am willing to admit.
Emma requested a poncho in early December. Since I didn't have much going on last month, haha, I decided to oblige her. It is a pattern I adapted this from a pattern I found in The Yarn Girls Guide to Kids Knits. It is a pattern for a much smaller child. I knit it in Lion Brand Suede in a lovely plum color. Emma was quite proud of her mama and showed off the poncho throughout our travels.
It was during our travels up north that I really began to want to knit a sweater. A really warm sweater. I haven't been knitting much in the south. There hasn't been enough of a cold spell to make me want to cuddle up on the couch with multiple yards of Hot wool. Never fear. It is cold now. I dug into my stash and found some Lion brand Thick n' Quick and a pattern for a poncho. It is actually a pattern for a capelet. With the recommended modifications it should be long enough on my petite frame to be a poncho. If not, it looks like Emma will inherit a nice wool cable poncho.
I also received a knit ornament kit from an awesome friend (HI MARY!) and started knitting ornaments on the trip. This was the advertised kit from KnitPicks. They are just too darn cute. I knit just enough to hang an ornament, stuffed with a Thank You note, on the tree of every home we visited. (If you haven't found yours yet. You might want to think about taking down your tree now.)
This I did not knit. Amy knit this gorgeous sweater. It is just so beautiful I wanted to share. Hopefully I will be able to get the zipper sewn into it this weekend and maybe one of us will have a project that fits us.