Sunday, December 16, 2007

Blue Christmas ... er, Birthday!

I can't believe I forgot to post about this! This is a felted bag I recently completed, and just wrapped up today to send to one of my nieces for her birthday, which also happens to be on Christmas day.

The pattern and yarn are part of a kit from Dancing Leaf Farm, which is one of the best places for colorful yarns. This yarn is primarily Peace Fleece, with the accent yarns being one called Oh-La-La, and the other Aloha, from Dancing Leaf. I made a few modifications a la the Sophie bag from MagKnits. It was a relatively easy, and a very enjoyable, knit.

This morning my husband and I were listening to NPR, since we enjoy the Sunday puzzle word game, and after it came on, there was a piece about a website run by The St. Petersburg Times (Florida), and the Congressional Quarterly, called PolitiFact. The site applies a Truth-o-Meter to the various statements by the presidential candidates, both those about what they would/could do, and those about their opponents. It's worth a look, if you haven't heard of it.

At this point, I am not sure who I want to be the nominee, but it is interesting to see how things seem to be changing daily!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Blue Knitting for Christmas

I just finished a pretty blue hat for my future sister in law as a Christmas present. It's Hannah from the latest

It's knit up in Wool of the Andes in Cerulean; I held the yarn doubled to get correct gauge and used US10s. The yarn is actually a little darker of a blue than shows up in the picture. I'm super happy with the way it came out and I really think the recipient will like it.