The Punk Knits episode aired today! I don't actually have tv but I heard about it from a knitting pal. I hope it's good and I don't act like a dork! ha! Vickie is the consummate tv host and that was soooooooo fun to film!!!!! The book comes out in less than two months now and I can hardly wait!
So what could Bam and knitting have in common? Well, in December he learned to knit and took to it with a fury! He knitted up something like ...18 scarves? Crazy! He adorns them with mad rasta like fringe and tons of pom poms and ....well, needless to say, everyone in the family received a scarf this year...but to their surprise, they were from HIM and not from me!
A few months back, we rescued a wild cat and tamed her only to realize that my cat allergies were nearly killing me and we had to find her a home. Well, ...in the process, I started making the fabulous kitty pi bed (made with Noro yarn of course) that Wendy created and then.....well, we ended up taking it with us to Vancouver to visit Bam's family and the cat bed found its home:
Bam's brother Peter has three cats, Chaos, Mayhem and Havoc. And Chaos is the little princess who decided the bed was hers. Boy did she beat up Havoc when he tried to get in it!!!! Hilarious!
In the world of knitting, there are those who simply have that artist's eye and creative bent that make me breathless with inspiration and awe. Check out this woman's incredible and LARGE knitting:
On the other end of the spectrum, there is tiny knitting:
On the needles
It's always good to know what someone is knitting isn't it? Currently, I have the never-ending Bam sweater which is a simple top-down raglan seamless sweater knit on size 8 needles. I'm almost done with the body, almost done with one sleeve....nearly there. nearly there! But it's black of course and this makes for tough knitting when I'm tired. Ah well. One must sacrifice for rock n roll!
What else....? Hmmmm......I finished up a feather and fan scarf for my mum in law and hats for both her and my dad in law. Lovely. Of course, I forgot to take pics in the midst of the Xmas madness.
A very big cyber thank you to everyone for your loving thoughts and kind wishes regarding my father's death. It's been a rough year losing both parents but I feel blessed to have been loved by them. Their deaths have made me appreciate what I have in my life and made me realize how truly lucky I am to love my husband so much. Sappy? Yeah, you betcha!
On that note....
Happy New Year!!!!!