Sunday, May 11, 2008

Meet my new friend, Millie Grace

A few weeks ago, at the last estate sale I went to, I found my new friend, Millie Grace. She is to say the least a mature lady, extremely well-preserved, and not only will she help me with pinning sweater pieces and taking photos, she looks pretty nifty right where she is. I have an odd habit of naming lots of things that come into my world, and Millie Grace is no exception...



This is one of the gnomes that I have been working on. I believe his name will be Jingle, and I am ready to assemble his fraternal twin, Tingle, as well. Both gnomes are in the pinned or ready to assemble faze at this moment. I am only delayed in assembling them and making more gnomes as I am trying to complete at least three felted Christmas stockings before I transition back to the gnome project. It looks like there is a hole in the end of gnomes nose, not really, that is the pin you see holding it in place.


The felted Christmas stockings will be for my nieces and nephew, and possibly their parents if time permits. The knitting of the sock was pretty simple, and I learned how to do attached/applied I-cord on the top as well. It was almost a shame to felt it because it looked so cool! Also, the stocking was knit with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, and it felts quicker and tighter than any thing I have seen so far.



For once, I have actually started my Christmas knitting with a respectable amount of time to make it to the finish line...

Okay, okay - I admit it, I am a fiber slut! In the past few weeks, I have realized that my once managable stash has taken on a life of its own. This came as a total surprise to me as I have continued to tell people I have a non-existent stash (with the exception of a tiny bit of sock yarn as sock yarn does NOT count), and that I only buy yarn when I am getting ready to start a particular pattern. This was not an intentional lie, to myself or others, its just that the stash seemed to get this big all on its own. I do not know where I went wrong, but clearly I need to enroll in a 12-step yarn program. If it gets any bigger, I may have to name it as well...

On a brighter note, I got an A in the class from Hell, and I am taking the summer off as far as school is concerned.

3 comments:

Cristy Rutter-Chu said...

I LOVE the stocking!!

Beth said...

Cool stocking! And Millie Grace is *quite* the chic addition to your decor! (I won't talk about stash issues....we can all identify our enablers in that department...*cough* Christy *cough* Linda *cough cough*)

Linda said...

Lovely projects - you have been a knitting maniac lately! The gnomes are especially cute, and I love their names.

I am *not* an enabler! I'm just helping the economy.