Annette's Acre

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December 26th, 2011 by Annette

A Productive Vacation

It’s been a fairly hectic vacation (for me) this year.

DH started work today (YAY!) so last week was a series of orientation meetings, testing and paperwork bits to put in place for today’s first day of training.  Z’s last day of school was Thursday, so the daily shuttle service for him to/from school was in play.  A few last minute gifts and errands to run, etc.

I decided on a couple of last minute hats for my niece and met a friend at a new yarn shop near my office to get supplies.

The red one is Blue Sky Alpaca (both yarn and pattern).  The pink is the Elf Hat from More Last Minute Knitted Gifts.  My friend had shown me several she had finished the last few weeks for various nieces and nephews and before I knew it I had the book on my Kindle app on my phone and was hunting for the yarn shop.  The yarn is Collinette Calligraphy in Fushia.  Each hat took about two hours from cast on to weaving ends and have been well received by their intended recipient in New Mexico 🙂

Next on the list was finishing off Homespun Elegance’s Holiest of Nights…

Fabric is Vintage Misty Rain in 40-count.  I did convert the Weeks threads to Crescent Colors (with the help of Ms. Heather on her recent trip to AZ).  The cover picture is lousy for colors…. I like my version much better 🙂  If you’d like the list of colors used, mention in a comment and I’ll reply…

Here are the coversions from Weeks to Crescent Colors (DMC and GAST were not changed):

  • Dolphin to Rain Shower
  • Straw to Ginger Snap
  • Bark to Brandied Pears
  • Collards to Steamed Broccoli

The corner angels are still in question.  I have two options in mind.  Option A has been ordered, we’ll see how that looks as soon as it arrives received.  I’m not loving it, so Option B is now in play.  That one will take some time to work out 😉

The last thing on the 2011 list is finishing my Mirabilia RR.  I left one final square to fill on the return.  I did start Queen Mermaid and given I’ve got a week of vacation left, there’s a good chance she won’t get added to the 2012 Wipocalypse list.

However…. I did find myself reaching for another newly purchased design last night after all the Christmas festivities were complete:

What can I say?  It was practically screaming…. (it’s on Smokey White Belfast.  Photography is not my strong suit).



3 Responses to “A Productive Vacation”
  1. Hi Your colours are much nicer. I have the pattern but didn’t start it cause of the threads. Can you send me your list please thanks

  2. Holiest of Nights looks fabulous!! Wayyyy better than charted. As in, I actually like your version! =D Very cute hats.

  3. Holiest of Nights is gorgeous. I love the changes you made (thanks for the conversion!). Great new start too!! And congrats to DH on his new job!