finished pillow, too many projects

I realized on Wednesday that tonight was the Hannukah dinner I was having with my family so I needed to get the menorah pillow all finished up. A trip to Jo-Ann for buttons and a pillow form solved that problem. I am very pleased with how the pillow turned out, and I think my grandmother was too.

the pillow's recipientthe back of the menorah pillowHappy Hannukah!

I started the Midwest Moonlight scarf from Scarf Style for some weird reason. I have no idea why, honestly. I guess it's for me, but I'm fairly certain I don't have enough yarn. Darnit.

I'm also still working on the Jeweled Steps socks from New Pathways, I actually just cast on for the second one tonight. I have started a pair of Fetchings for Niels' teacher in microspun. (I broke my yarn diet to buy the microspun but I'm thinking that one ball of inexpensive yarn for a specific gift project is okay. Don't mess with my delusion, please.) I'm also considering Jeanie from the new Knitty. I have five skeins of Regal Silk (the same yarn as in the scarf above) but in a blue/purple colorway. I think it would be beautiful, but I'd also have to adjust the pattern because that yarn is thicker and I have a lot less than the pattern calls for.

So there you go, I may be silent, but it doesn't mean I'm not busy!

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5 thoughts on “finished pillow, too many projects

  1. quornflour December 9, 2007 / 1:37 am

    That pillow came out great, I love it. I like that it is not crazy overboard and you didn't go full color or something silly like that. Nice job.

  2. margotinto December 9, 2007 / 7:53 am

    Mazaltov on the pillow, it turned out very nicely, especially after having to correct that cable. And buying new yarn for a quick project like Fetching, after you finish, it's like it was never there! I was also eyeing Jeanie, very interesting technique, but after the toasty topper, I may try the laughing carrots for my little guy.

  3. abigailvr December 9, 2007 / 9:53 am

    Thanks! I am so not into intarsia, but I love the look of things "drawn" in cables. Even the colorwork pieces in Handknit Holidays are subtle and in good taste, though.

  4. abigailvr December 9, 2007 / 9:54 am

    Thanks!The only trouble with the yarn for Fetching is that I'll probably have some left. I'm kind of hoping that I can get two pairs from this one ball, that it's really like it wasn't there AND I get a pair of them too. :)I liked laughing carrots too, very cute.

  5. hp December 9, 2007 / 11:45 am

    Really nice… what a wonderful gift. I've admired this project in Homemade Holidays.

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