Aside from late-night gift wrapping, today wasn’t particularly Christmas Eve-y. We started with a trip to the local grocery co-op, where I giggled to myself over the absurd prices of (sometimes absurd) items.
We also hit Imagiknit (twice!), and admired their holiday window decorations.
Between bouts of rain, we scaled Corona Heighs.
We saw a huge rainbow!
We strolled Fillmore Street and admired decorations in our favorite shop windows.
And I finally put eyes on this fish hat!
I don’t think it looks so worried in real life…
And that was Christmas Eve! Hope yours was merry!
I dashed I to Imagiknit today for a needle, and was sidetracked by a new shelf of Madeleine Tosh sock yarn.
Hard to resist, but I managed!!
Today was a more productive day than usual! First of all, I sewed up the last strips squares for my quilt top– meaning I have four strips to sew together, then to the bigger piece that’s waiting so patiently.
Ready to become part of the whole quilt!
I took a quick trip to my LYS, Imagiknit, to pick up some yarn I’d ordered for my POP blanket. And I found some nice things, including these adorable Mochimochi Land kits for knitting these teeny tiny creatures.
And this! 3 feet of fiber for spinning! If I can work down my fiber stash, and this is still at the shop, I will be super tempted….
3 feet of fiber!
Their selection of local yarns is getting to be very nice.
This yarn was so thick, it was about as big around as one of my fingers.
And a trunk show– I’m not sure if this was just Coco Knits or if there were other designers featured here, but they were lovely samples.
And later, at the beginning of Knit Night I had this:
Beginning of Knit Night
And by the end I had grafted the toes and woven in the ends, with some admiration of my even floats along the way.
My best floats ever?
Finished Eisern socks!
My plan is to focus a little on my POP blanket and the quilt, now that these socks and Halloween costumes are finished. But I am also feeling the need for an instant gratification project, maybe a hat or some kind of cowl. Hmmm.
I stopped by my LYS, Imagiknit, http://www.imagiknit.com/cgi/commerce.cgi?display=home (if you come to San Francisco, it’s a great destination!!!) today to pick up some yarn I’d ordered. Here are a few snapshots.
A funny card:
I really love this window display. Every June, they decorate the window with lots of rainbow-y things for Gay Pride, and it just warms my heart.