Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Neckwarmers and Scarves {Yarn Along}

28 December 2011

Neckwarmers and Scarves {Yarn Along}

I'm STILL knitting Christmas gifts-the Celtic Cable Neckwarmer [for my SIL] and a Sweeney Todd Scarf [for my dad].  I just started reading The Friendships of Women by Dee Brestin, but I only completed one chapter. Note: I did not knit the sweater Charis is wearing; it was knit by my mum as a Christmas gift to Charis.  Unfortunately, I can't find my camera battery charger and had to use Drew's camera.  I'm missing my DSLR.

I have a few knitting goals for 2012.

  1. Knit Christmas decorations throughout the year, i.e. Santa baby ornamentTiny elf [forget the Elf on the shelf!], Little christmas treePartridge or a pear tree ornaments, etc.
  2. Knit soakers and longies.  Using the Curly purly soaker pattern and Ruffle skirted soaker [I'd like to have this finished by March or April].
  3. Knit Christmas gifts throughout the year, such as BowtieLondonderry legwarmers, and Zigzag lace scarf.  This way, I'm not caught up frantically knitting the last few weeks.
  4. I'd also like to knit my first sweater and knit a small fair aisle project, but haven't decided which patterns to knit.  
What's on your needles and what are you reading this week?
Do you have any knitting goals for this year?
Join us for Ginny's Yarn Along.


  1. I didn't get as much done by Christmas as I wanted to, so I've been planning out the whole year of knitting also. I'm marking goals on my little calendar. I'll never get to knit anything for myself :)

  2. Love the Sweeny Todd and printed a copy to add to my 2012 knitting list. I'm hoping to have my daughter make one as I think it would be a good pattern to improve her skills with. About that 1st sweater you want to knit, have you considered the Shalom sweater? Sorry I don't have a link to share, but if you google it, you'll easily find a link to the pattern. That's another project on my 2012 list.

    Wishing you and your a blessed new years!

    ~Lisa :)

  3. I am finally getting back into knitting after having my son in March. I am currently knitting some longies....the Sheepy Pants pattern http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sheepy-pants

    I really need to get some soakers and longies finished because we need a better nighttime solution for my heavy wetter. I refuse to pay for woolies that I can just knit myself.

    I really like the Celtic Cable Neckwarmer you're making!

  4. I just started a new round of projects. It seems all my lady friends are pregnant at the moment so lots of baby gifts to make. These are always so fun to make and always make me smile. School break has been nice. I'm already cringing a little thinking about starting up again in about 10 days. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Charis' sweater is gorgeous.