Josiekitten and I didn't have a 'quiet moment' during the Christmas break to 'oooh and ahh' over our respective Christmas offerings to each other. No, the rest of the family really wouldn't 'get it'! So, Christmas came again a couple of weekends ago! We spent a really lovely evening with Mr and Mrs Josiekitten, enjoying Mr Snoops culinary delights and then exchanging woolly gifts.
What better delights could a girl wish for! The gorgeous 'Opulence Sock' self-striping yarn is from the American dyer 'KnitCircus'. It's 8o% merino and10% cashmere, with 10% nylon mixed for sock strength. It is fabulously soft and and scrummy and makes for pretty addictive knitting. As you can see, I didn't wait long to cast on!
The 'Three Bags Full' Russian doll's Tall Mia bag is beautiful with it's pretty complimentary lining fabric. I LOVE it! The cute little sausage dog will have to come out of his box pretty soon too; a fun knit! Last, but definitely not least, is the sweetest little sparkly cat stitch marker EVER!!! Way too lovely to use! ;-)
I made the normally 7inch leg an extra inch long, in the hope of arriving at solid green by the time I reached the toe. Unfortunately, my feet are not big enough! :-)
I'm just loving these softly shaded, snuggly stripes!
Look at the fab Project Bag too (yes, I know it's not a good yarn match); another from Michele at 'Three Bags Full'. Believe it to believe it not, this was Christmas gift from my son (completely unprompted too, I'll have you know!)
I have already made use of my new little Russian dolls. Having frogged the 'Gabriola' socks that I had begun with this yarn once I realised there was no strengthening nylon content, so completely unsuitable for socks, I have now cast on again. This time it's Anne Hanson's 'Crooked Little Scarf' . There's not been much progress yet, but there are only so many available knitting minutes in a day! This week, that's been very few!!!!