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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

here fishy fishy

these kissing fish mittens are just too cute for words!
the yellow/orange/green pair are for a 2 year old.

and the blue/purple/fuschia pair are for a 5 year old, both sisters with flaming red hair. they are the grand-daughters of my friend/basket teacher. the girls live in vermont, so they should get plenty of use from the mittens :-)

btw, i used the pwyc method on the cuffs, the first round was k1,p1, knit 3 rounds plain, then p1,k1, this really helped keep the cuffs from rolling. read more about it on janine's blog.

hot off the presses, the final pair of christmas socks. last christmas, my eldest step-son's so saw my ddil's christmas socks and immediately put in an order for this year ;-) happy to oblige! cherry tree hill, dusk colorway, simple 2x2 rib. cast on in rib, i really like the way this cast on looks. luckily she is very short (4'10") and has very tiny size 5 feet, the knitting was fast.

now to pack all the presents and get to the post office. this is a very odd christmas for me. we have a tree, but it's naked on the porch. don't know if we should decorate it since we won't be here for christmas. plus friday is my 50th (how the HELL did that happen) birthday. first tom and i were going to go away for the weekend. everything was just too bloody expensive. then the plan was to go to jacksonville and be with son and ddil. bah, son called, he has to fly the 23rd and 26th (navy pilot), they can't come to lake placid for christmas. so we are going to jacksonville for christmas instead of my birthday. now i'm just going to fort lauderdale this weekend, but i will have to have everything, all the presents, my clothes, etc. packed for christmas as we won't be coming back to lake placid before heading to jax for christmas.

wonder how many things i'll manage to forget...

think i'll decorate the tree after christmas, last year's didn't get thrown out til march anyway ;-)


Blogger Cathy said...

Happy 50th soon - you will enjoy it, I promise. Enjoy your weekend!

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Mary in Fredericksburg, VA said...

Hey Vanessa,

Those mitts are cute! Could you get an adult size out of the kit or would I need to order extra yarn? I'm thinking next year for a relative that loves fishing!

Happy 50th!

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

Love the kissing mittens! The 50th is not something to slink around, it is to be joyously celebrated for the sheer fact of having made it! Have a happy birthday, and do at least one small special thing to celebrate.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Nanette said...

The mittens are adorable! Happy 50th!

5:36 PM  
Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Happy Birthday early!
congrats on finishing the Christmas knitting.
I always make a list if I don't want to forget anything. It only works if you remember to write everything down though;-)

6:41 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

All your projects look great! Kishy fish mittens -- perfect for somebody who's two (or five). Happy birthday!

11:53 AM  
Blogger jenknits said...

Love the kissing fish mittens!

1:45 PM  

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