Monday, December 18, 2006

busy knitter-elf

these guys look mighty confused ... but don't let them misguide you, as their dumb expressions are permanently sealed in fimo. some of my knitty girls and i took a little road trip down to bella filati on saturday. i picked up a few things to get me through the rest of my holiday making ... but i took this little twosome home with me, as a treat. don't worry, they've been working hard ....


yep ... they're working hard on another lizard ridge square. i like these needles ... they're 10" single points made by serendipity designs. they have a nice long taper, sharp points, and are smooth and lightweight.




these buttons? well, i got (two of) these at bella filati too ... the bird-thing is wooden, and about 2 3/4" tall. the spokey thing is not from bella filati and is almost 2" in diameter, and the last button is wooden, and about 1 3/4" in diameter. i also got some buttons for my central park hoodie, but i may not reknit the button band until christmas ....

and, it was a busy day ... and there's many more hours left in this evening ... but earlier today, i knitted my niece's fingerless mitts!




they're knitted with malabrigo, on size 9's and 10's. there's enough leftover for another pair, or perhaps a matching hat ... and then some.

5 comments:

Jenna said...

You deserve a little treat after all of your hard work. Those buttons are so beautiful, true works of art to go with your knitted art!

joy said...

How cute are those penguins! :-) The Malabrigo color is gorgeous; what a lucky niece.

Sydney said...

Those penguin needles are too cute. Those buttons are beautiful too. It looks like a successful shopping trip!

ms. pea said...

Ah, the lovely Malabrigio. I only hear the stories. *sigh*

heather said...

Those are fab mitts! And cool buttons! Looks like you've been pretty busy over here.

Those penguin needles are so dang cute I can hardly stand it! Ya know, they have an expression on their face that looks as if those needles were stuck "somewhere" painful. :0 heh.

LOVE them.