I realized it has actually been a whole month since I posted! I had meant to post at least once a week! Oh well, the holidays and computer trouble prevented that :) And lots of knitting :) And yes, I did finish my sisters' sweaters in time. We decided against the fur trim and just keep them plain white so they'd go with every dress the girls own. That plus the fact the yarn I'd originally bought for the trim is the worst yarn I've ever tried to work with and usually I love working with the novelty yarns so who knows. Luckily I'd bought it on clearance and only spent $2 on it. Maybe that is why it was on clearance? No one else liked it either?
Is anyone who reads this on Ravelry? I've been on it for a while but just now started really getting into it. It's like Facebook for knitters! Except there are no games to play (like Yoville. I spend too much time on Yoville LOL). I'm hoping to start a group on Ravelry for those who read Above Rubies magazine if anyone is interested.
On a really good note, my parents gifted me with $20 to Knitpicks for Christmas!! Yea!! I was very very happy. With any luck my package will be here tomorrow. I'll have to snap a pic of my new yarn and needles to share with y'all. I bought Andean Treasure yarn, has anyone ever worked with that?, and Harmony DPNs because I've wanted to try out Harmonys forever and Knitting Rules by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. I can't wait to get the package, I'm so excited!! I have plans for the yarn. I want to make this tam, it looks so pretty and big scifi bonus for me, it was named for River Tam of Firefly :)
I also have plans for the DPNs. I bought the size 2s for another set of sock needles because the first pair I'm making is making me mad but I really don't want to frog it but I want to make more socks that don't make me mad! I have two beautiful skeins of sock yarn that I've won in giveaways and I really would like to make them into socks.
As for the book, I read it a couple years back and just loved it, and KnitPicks was having a 40% off sale on all books so I decided it was the best time to buy it!
This all actually came to a bit over $20 (eight dollars over to be exact, with shipping) but since my parents owed me five anyway, they let it slide :) What nice parents I have!