Sunday, December 10, 2006

Holiday knitting and some "interesting" yard decorations

First of all, there is the Secret Pal challenge for the tackiest holiday decorations.

We've always thought that the giant inflatable lawn decorations were tacky. The ghosts were the worst - tall and skinny, with a tendency to deflate. Let's not dwell on what a deflated giant ghost looks like.

This year seems to have brought out a much larger variety of giant inflatable lawn ornaments, so the opportunity for tacky has increased dramatically. It took mere seconds to decide what my contest entry is - the giant inflatable manger scene with Paul Bunyan as Joseph.

First up for holiday knitting is a scarf for my MIL, made from some llama/wool spun up by DH. She will enjoy the fact that we both worked on it.

Then we have the first pair of fingerless gloves for nieces in CA. It's Artyarns Supermerino, one pair takes one skein with inches to spare (yes Karen, this is from our yarn crawl in August). I knit each glove without the thumb, then took the remaining yarn (about a yard and a half), divided it in half and used that for the thumbs. Just enough. This yarn knits up into a delicious soft and squishy glove - and very quick to knit up. One more pair and these are set to mail.

Some eye candy, just cause it's doing so well indoors - the chinese hibiscus that we bought last fall, then decided not to plant because it's not hardy in our winters. One flower at a time, that lasts one day. We've been getting about a flower a week.

Tonight's project is to put a face on Mrs. Stegs, and make her a santa hat (Elf Couture from the 2007 pattern a day calendar. I read just a little ahead.)


Blogger somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Ha! That yarn ornament is hilarious!!

4:49 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Yup, I thought I remembered you buying that yarn!!! It looks great as the mitts. That is one tacky inflatable lawn decoration. You should see the house next door to mine though. I swear, they could not fit one more light or decoration out there. No inflated manger, but they do have a snow-globe, santa and snowman (along with all of the other non-inflatable crap they put out there!!)

6:33 PM  
Blogger cecily said...

Wow. That'

8:31 AM  
Blogger Theresa said...

Wow - your husband got good fast!

6:24 PM  
Blogger silverarrowknits said...

Wow. That blow-up nativity scene is just...awesome. I am glad that tackiness has no bounds! :)

7:19 PM  

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