Friday, November 6, 2009

Getting in Gear...Christmas Gifts

Christmas is right around the corner and I need to get myself into a fast knitting gear mode. Some of you have mentioned that I'm already a knitting machine. Thank you for the complement. :) Now I have to really crank it up a notch, if it's at all possible. My personal goal is to complete most of the gifts by the end of this month.

I've already casted on for a brown felted bowl. I'm using worsted weight yarn and knitting with two strands. I'm also knitting this project in the round, starting out with #13 - 24" circs and will start the decreases. I just realized I don't have #13 DPNs in my stash. I have #11s and #15s. I'm wondering if I should just use the #11s for the decreases and the bottom of the bowl. What do you think? The bowl will end up being felted. I'm not sure what it will look like going down a needle size. Anyways, do you realize how hard it is to find #13 DPNs???

I've started another cozy house socks. This time, I'm using a lighter worsted weight yarn to make the sock a bit more fitted. So far, it's working out nicely.

I have some other sewing projects in the works (tote bags, laundry bags, etc). I'm so glad I can knit and sew. With this combination, I should be able to get quite a bit done before the end of November.

Happy Knitting and Happy Sewing!


Trina said...

Hi Susan! Just stopping by to let you know, i've awarded you the Neno's Blogging Award :)

Trina said...

I would think that it wouldn't matter about the size of the needles if its getting felted, but I haven't felted anything before so I can be 100% sure...

Looking forward to seeing the new socks!

2BSewing: said...

Trina...I think you are right, needle size won't matter with felting. Stitches might be slightly tighter, but won't be noticeable.

Thank you for the blogging award. I'll be back in a few days to do a post.

Thanks again! ;)

Jasmine's Mommy said...

Wow, your already starting christmas gifts! I hope you get everything done by the end of the month! I know you can do it!