Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Day Before Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is at my house this year and I've been busy grocery shopping and getting the house ready.  Here's my adorable/totally impractical turkey gravy boat that I use as my table centerpiece:


  With all this going on, I have managed to do a fair amount of knitting.  Almost done with my Chalice Pullover.  This is a great project; easy knitting and you pick up the stitches for the sleeves at the yoke and knit down, eliminating the process of sewing them in place:


Note my laptop in the background: I have signed up for and I'm currently listening to the very popular Gone Girl while I knit.  I am totally hooked on this story and rarely venture far from my laptop so, of course, I am a knitting fool, finishing up this sweater and working on socks for my husband so he won't complain about how much time I spend listening to this spellbinding tale.   For those who have read Gone Girl, you know what I mean; friends warned me about this book!

Here are the socks for my husband made with Austerman Step.  I love this yarn and the interesting color choices:


There are all kinds of projects made with this yarn; here are a few I saw on Ravelry:


This is alitacasey's socks made with Austerman Step, color number 28.   This is a nice pattern that creates a striking effect and can be finished quickly.

Step Into Heaven is a shawl made by pannak1 using Austerman Step color number 27:


                                            Have a nice Thanksgiving everybody!








  1. Your Chalice pullover looks great. I've never done a Guernsey sweater, maybe about time. I listen to audiobooks on my phone, you can borrow them from Los Gatos library online, of course the selection is probably smaller, but I can usually find some interesting ones.

  2. Your sweater is beautiful... I love the oatmeal color. The yarn for your socks is quite fun too.

    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

  3. I also love your sweater color, as well as the cables. Very nice! I hope you had a fun and tasty Thanksgiving.

  4. I love how the sweater pieces all work together. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I sometimes have difficulty balancing all that I do, but knitting does provide much-needed relaxation in the evenings.