Monday, December 07, 2009

Clickety Clack

The knitting needles have been clicking away at Chez Morris. I finished one scarf set and cast on the second scarf.

This is an in progress shot of the first scarf. I need to block everything so I'm saving them for one blocking marathon. I've enjoyed knitting the hats and scarf and didn't find the 286 stitch pick up as tedious as some have indicated. This is truly an inspired design and I've enjoyed the details that went into making the scarf.

To give myself a break I cast on the Caera hat by of Zebraknits of {a-black-pepper}. It is available as Ravelry download.

I'm using Sublime cashmere merino silk DK. It knits beautifully but is already beginning to show some of the tell tale signs of pilling as I knit it. I keep having to dislodge little bits of fluff. I'm at the crown shaping so this will soon be in the FO column.

I thought I'd add another photo of the cactus since I only included close ups in the previous post.

This is always the first bit of holiday cheer that we have in the house. We put up the last Christmas tree yesterday and the in-house decorations. I'm almost finished with the shopping and will soon start wrapping.

I'm looking for a good gingerbread cookie recipe. If you have one please share or direct me to a good one. I plan to make cookies with the boys on the 19th and this will be my first time making gingerbread cookies. I was tempted to purchase a couple of the copper ones at Williams Sonoma but at $8 a pop we're opting for a cheaper version. Thanks in advance.


Vera H. said...

I have that hat and scarf pattern. What size cable did you use to pick up the 286 stitches on the side of the scarf?

Kathy said...

Zebra hat pattern sweet! Love the one cable!

Your Christmas Cactus is putting up so many blooms! I never had that kind of success. I enjoy looking at yours ....Last year I gave mine away. So thanks for yours!

Gingerbread...i swear i saw a Betty Crocker mix for about a dollar at the grocery store the other day. I am such a cheater....But I know Betty's betta than me!

Anonymous said...

I love your Christmas Cactus! I recently inherited my mother's that she recieved when I was born.