Saturday, December 16, 2006

Blankie & Christmas Tree

Because this is a knitting blog, I'll start with the blankie. As you can see, there's no way it's getting done by Christmas. Like all lace, it looks awful on the needles, but I like the way it's coming out -- and I'm surprised by the softness of the new WoolEase Bulky. This year's WoolEase is so much softer than last year's. The advances in acrylic are amazing. It's no longer yucky!

Pattern info: Leaf Lace Throw by Fibertrends
Yarn: WoolEase Bulky in Fisherman (why did they call an off-white Fisherman? Who knows!)

And this week, we're doing Christmas decorations for blog stalking. Here's our Christmas tree in all its glory. Mr. Batty had to put up the angel because I tried, and she looked all crooked, like she'd consumed the entire bowl of egg nog all by herself.

Here's a closeup of some of my favorite ornaments. Yes, that's an orange bat ornament on the left. Did you honestly think I had no bat ornaments? Slightly to the right is the cup with the 2 mice cuddling -- it's the Christmas ornament the ladies' group at our last church gave us before we got married. To the right of that, not all that visible, is an ornament with two manatees. I love manatees, they look like big, snuggly cuddlecritters. Even though they're wet. It's the faces, they're the cutest.

And here's a closeup of my purple bat ornament. It has another bat that holds the bow together, some black fluff, and two black roses hanging off the ribbon.


Have a happy, batty Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanza/Pagan holiday of choice/Festivus, everyone!

10 comments:

Bezzie said...

Love your bat ornaments!!!

cpurl17 said...

I love the bat ornament!


The afghan is going to be beautiful--def. worth the wait for the lucky recipient!!

Zonda said...

Cool ornaments!! That afghan will be lovely! Glad WE is getting better! :)

The Fluffy Ewe said...

Very nice tree!! Makes mine look reeeally puny. Lol

The afghan is really pretty! That should be wonderful to snuggle up with on a chilly night. I am considering making an afghan myself, providing I can crack the pattern of an afghan I saw in a catalog.

Rain said...

Your tree looks very pretty. The blanket is great so far.

turtlegirl76 said...

Good to know on the Wool-ease. I'll have to keep it in mind for future projects then. The blanket looks great!

weezalana said...

Wow, your tree is HUGE! It looks great, love the bat ornaments!

What a gorgeous afghan that is going to be!

enallagma9 said...

Hey, Batty, that's no dragon ornament on my tree - that's a bat! And I'm glad someone else besides me has bat ornaments on their tree, I feel almost normal.

veritas said...

bat ornaments!!!! yay!

Nell said...

Love the tree! And the lace leaf looks great, I like lace patterns in slightly bulkier yarns.