knitting with new needles

It's a new year and I thought I would share about my beautiful Christmas presents! My new hubby was a good boy, and got me stuff on my list.
What was under my tree this year?
- Knit Picks Interchangeable Knitting Needles
- Knit Picks Interchangeable Wooden Knitting Needles
- Jan Messent's Knit a Fantasy Story by Jan Messent
- a vacuum cleaner (it was on the list, and it totally rocks)

My knit picks needles are super impressive. They are comfortable, the super flexible cables allow me to make anything without the extra strain on my wrists, and they are sooo pretty!

Hubby also took me to the Cultured Purl in Erie, PA. This was a great visit, and I got some lovely sock weight yarns to make Maja. I am not sure it will work, but I am going to give it a try.

I also made hubby a pair of warm gloves for removing snow from the car, and am working on a crochet scarf for my sister. My mom's February Lady Sweater is moving along at a snail's pace. This is, of course my fault, for giving in to the Siren song of much quicker projects - like gloves, scarves, mittens, and hats. So much for the Christmas Deadline I gave myself.

Hopefully I will move ahead with that project, now that life should quiet down a bit. The holidays definitely had me moving in 4 different directions all the time.

Pictures are of the hat I knit for the Hat Attack 2! competition and my sister's birthday gift. The brown and mint is the competition hat, and the blue is Kari's requested present. Pretty awesome :) Oh, yea, I dyed the blue yarn myself. The brown and mint is Therapi from SWTC. I don't recommend it.

That's all for now! Happy New Year to us all!

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