Knitting has begun

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It has been a while since I have posted here.  It has also been a while since I have

Beginnings of HP Mitts for Nov 2010

really picked up the needles to do any knitting at all; however, since the newest Harry Potter movie is coming out I decided it was time to pick up the needles and get started on the knitted things that I was going to be wearing for that evening.  Since it is also going to be one of my bestest friends in the whole world’s birthday celebrations as well, it is only right to get it started now and get it right.  So, here is the beginning of a pair of fingerless mitts.  Of course.  The mitts always comes first.  Don’t ask me why, that’s just the way it goes. 

The next item is going to be a hat, and, I’m thinking, a nice lap cover on very large needles and, perhaps, a shawl, or maybe a shawl instead of a lap cover.  Either way, there is going to be two small items and one larger item for the movie, and since it will be a normal winter-ish release the weather is going to be chilly, and this means it is going to call for warmer coverings.  This makes me happy.  The summer release of the other movie wasn’t right in some weird way.  It should have been in the colder months so we could have dressed up proper like! 

Now I am getting all excited about knitting again.  And for Christmas.  Yes, this is going to be a handmade Christmas mostly for yours truly.  I just don’t have money to purchase a lot of things.  Thank the Good Lord for sheep, alpaca, and knitting!  Thank You God!

Yet Another Hat

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It has been several days since I have updated here, but, as usual, there have been other things getting in the way of the knitting – most notably the Eastern Orthodox Pascha, or Easter! Our service was this past Saturday beginning at 11:00 p.m. After the service all of us who remained broke fast with a glorious pot-luck feast! It was magnificent!
This pretty little gem was finished several days ago, but have just now gotten around to taking (a very blurry picture) of it. I think it quite cute.
The next thing on the knitting agenda is, hopefully, going to be the short-shorts from Sexy Little Knits and the wonderful sweater called Clark. I want to see the sweater together and looking good. However, I am seriously thinking of going back and re-doing the sweater. My mind keeps thinking of something else I could do to make it even more dashing. There is also another part of my brain that would very much just like to follow the pattern without changing it, which I may also do.
Hubby took off work today because of Pascha and he is sitting in the floor playing the X-Box. I hadn’t realized until today he had given up video games for Lent. He is having a wonderful time, so I came in here to make up-dates and go through a few things on Ravelry and other places. Tomorrow is class, but today is just for rest and relaxation, and, of course, this means knitting at some point!