A fine looking crew, wouldn't you say? I mean really - have you seen so many happy, shining faces in one place lately? It's my SnB crew. I don't get to see them all that often, but last night our hostesses, Dreamsweaver and KniftyRed gathered some of us together at the home of Dreamsweaver. Cookie-o-rama - and as you can see by the evidence on the table, I'm not kidding. A very funny gift exchange, and of course a really lot of knitting and laughing. I love these guys!!
In front, there's Knitterary, Dreamsweaver, blogless B, Biographica Kniteraria (whose blog seems to be MIA for the moment), Sticks N Mud, and KniftyRed. In back: blogless K, Tzurris (w/baby on board!) and TamaLamaDingDong :-)
Here are a few of them modeling their "Damn Tam" hats, doing their best impersonation of the Horta from the old Star Trek series. They all worked on these tams together - one knit-a-long that I was happy to miss, because apparently the Windmill Beret has some rather tricky bits, hence the name "Damn Tam." :-D However, you can see that all the fussing was worth it - they are beautiful hats - and KniftyRed even made TWO of them!
We did talk, however, a little about the St. Brigid knit-a-long. I'm more and more excited about this even though I have not yet finished my St. Patrick. (You would think I'm Catholic with all these saints flying around, wouldn't you? You would be wrong.) And just to show that indeed, I have finished something lately, here are the latest socks. Opal yarn (my old standby), for my cousin's daughter J. She got to pick this yarn out herself from a selection of my sock yarns. It's a little hard to tell because of the angle, but they are identical twin socks. Yay! I love it when that works out.
I got a LOT done last night on the last pair of socks on the needles. I blasted through the gusset and am on the straightaway of the foot, headed with great speed for the final turn into the toe and the finish line. Yay!! Then I'm working on St. Patrick and spinning through the end of the year. I have big projects waiting for me . . !
Happy Holidays to you all, wherever you may be.