FO/WIP Drive By

Merry Christmas, if that’s your thing! Happy whatever-your-thing-may be, if not! Our daughter was declared illness-free this morning, so we went up to my wife’s family’s Christmas festivities today after all (they do their main stuff on Xmas Eve). I’ve spent the past couple of days getting stuff finished and blocked in time for gifting, so I have a ton of pics to share. I won’t do a full review of each project, but you can click on the photos to link to my ravelry project pages if you want more info.

Here goes the pretty!

The Color Dipped Hat is done and gifted!

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A Barley hat in Noro!

And some Honeycomb Mitts to match!

And…major progress on my Capitals Hat:

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The knitting is all done. I need to add some duplicate stitch so that the letters are complete and the stars have five points instead of four. Then, the weaving in of the ends. Oh yeah, and a pompom!

And, just because it’s my first stranded knitting project, here’s the obligatory WS shot:

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I think I managed to keep it loose enough. There are a couple of places where my floats are a little TOO loose, but I’ll be able to adjust those some. I am really, really happy with it and the recipient, who saw it in progress tonight, seemed happy with it too. Sweet!

In health news, I had facet blocks (nerve blocks in the joints along the spine) on three vertebrae done this am. It’s a minor procedure but has potential to help dramatically reduce inflammation and allow healing. It was not a fun process and everything feels kind of weird now, but I’m hopeful it will help. Please send me any extra healing woo you have lying around πŸ™‚

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3 comments

  1. MrsKirstyHoll · December 25, 2015

    Great news about your daughter πŸ™‚ Lovely news to hear – especially at Christmas πŸ™‚

    Fantastic knits as well πŸ™‚

    Merry Christmas!

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  2. Stefanie · December 25, 2015

    Mele πŸŽ„ Kalikimaka! Solid job on these gifts. That does not sound like a minor procedure but I hope it helps your spine in recovery. Damn, that must have been car accident.

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  3. Paula @ Spin a Yarn · December 26, 2015

    Christmas knits are gorgeous! I’m so glad your daughter got to feeling better and I’ll keep you in my thoughts for healing πŸ™‚ Great job on your first stranded project…you rock!

    Liked by 1 person

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