Well, we had a great Thanksgiving Day yesterday. We stayed put, watched parades, ate too much, drank wine, watched the Eagles win (why couldn't they play like that all season??), and then even though we ate too much, we both had a big piece of pumpkin pie with whipped cream and a cup of tea. Very enjoyable. And there are still some leftovers, hooray!
I also finished knitting the item below, and blocked it overnight. This is the Herringbone Neck Warmer (free pattern), and once you get the hang of the herringbone stitch, it's a really quick knit!
I signed up for Back-Tack 4, a really interesting swap that this year has the theme of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. At least one of the items you send has to be hand made, so this is what I chose to send. My swap partner, Kaitlyn, said her favorite color was orange, and this yarn (Sheep Shop 1) has a lot of pretty reds and oranges in it.
The buttons are ones that were in one of those little "Extra Button" envelopes that you get when you buy clothes. They belonged to a jacket that I no longer have, and I think they are perfect for this. I'm glad I found them, since a) the package goes out tomorrow, and b) I had no other interesting buttons that weren't singles. Hopefully the recipient will like it. I'm really pleased with how well it turned out. I think I will make another one for a gift, since I finished this in four days, while also working on, and doing, other things.
Pattern: Herringbone Neck Warmer
Yarn: Sheep Shop 1, colorway G049; 1 skein
Needles: US size 11
Started: November 24, 2008
Finished: November 28, 2008
And so, tomorrow morning, this happy package of surprises will be on its way to Arlington, Virginia.
Back soon with more show-and-tell!