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A few of my favorite things: December

Thursday, 6 December, 2012

December! Charlie, The Scientist, and I are busy working through the little dude’s advent calendar (we’re writing a letter to Santa tonight!), and I’m looking forward to the time off at the end of the month. I have visions of non-stop knitting. I know that’s never going to happen, but a girl can dream, right?



Snawheid by Kate Davies

If I’m being completely honest, I am a really lazy knitter. I love colorwork, but I’ve never tried it because it looks like too much work. But I adore Snawheid, one of many new, gorgeous patterns from Kate Davies. Who wants to make this for me?

tardis lights

Tardis lights, from Think Geek

These would be perfect above my desk at home.

colorful clockwork cozy

Colorful Clockwork Cozy, by Inger Lise Naess

People are better when they’re wearing knitwear. Cats are better when they’re wearing a sweater. Coffee cups are better with a knitted cozies. Everything is better with handknits. Including your clock. If I was single I would probably just start yarn bombing my entire house.


Presidents of the United States of America Pez

My interest in U.S. presidential history started when I was three and would try to read my grandma’s Time magazines, and has steadily grown since then. If you’re curious, my favorite president is James K. Polk, although if we’re judging on facial hair only then Chester A. Arthur wins in a landslide. Obviously I need these.


Enso, by Svetlana Volkova

A lot of the patterns I include on these lists I genuinely like, but the chances of me actually knitting them is low. There are just too many great patterns out there to knit them all. But Enso was immediately queued, and the pattern bought. Aside from being all garter stitch, which you know is my favorite, I have another sweater with a neckline like this that I love. Plus it’s got pockets, short sleeves, and the great little pointed detail on the sleeves.


Glitter nails

At the moment, my nails look like they were caught in a glitter bomb explosion, but lately I’ve been sporting the above look quite a lot: nails all one color, except one that’s completely different. I’m sort of in love with it.

my deer

My deer, by Claire Dot Garland Pebbles

I feel like a giant hipster for loving this, but oh man, do I ever love it.

Celebrate the season with Kraft

Based on these commercials, I’m not sure how anyone survived the 1980s. Start with applesauce, pecans, and cinnamon, then add Cheez Whiz processed cheese spread. OMG WTF. I’m probably going to make that some day, just to troll The Scientist.

jackson square

Jackson Square, by Beth Kling

Isn’t this gorgeous? Jackson Square is only available in a kit from French Market Fibers until February 1st, but after that the pattern goes on sale. I really love this – it’s another one that went into my queue. A couple months ago I knit Henslowe, a shawl by the same designer. I can’t wait to cast this one on too.

tamale pie

Tamale Pie, from Pinch of Yum

Charlie is a terrific eater. He requests that I make things like broccoli and cauliflower for dinner, and I can feed him sliced up bell peppers as a snack. But the one thing he does not like is spicy hot food. I could eat spicy Mexican food almost every day. This is a great compromise. It got his official “Mmmmmm, this is tasty” seal of approval.

raw honey

Raw Honey, by Alicia Plummer

Sometimes the simplest knits are the most eye catching. If I lived in a climate where fingerless mitts were ever necessary I could see these getting a lot of love.

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  1. Thursday, 6 December, 2012 12:09 pm

    Love that Enso cardigan! And there’s a long sleeved version, too. I feel like I’ll need that one. 🙂

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