New Year’s Eve is here!

So it’s one day before the New Year starts and I thought I should get one last post in before it’s 2009. My Christmas was pretty good, though not great. The food I cooked with DH’s help was great, spending time with my husband and sister was wonderful, but considering that I was actually in pain for the majority of it, kind of made it not so great. I did try to overlook it, though. 🙂 As for why exactly I was in pain, well, on Christmas Eve I headed over to Payard’s to pick up one of their AMAZINGLY good Buche de Noel for our Christmas dessert and decided, in the interest of saving some money, to take the subway back home. Well, wouldn’t you know it that of course with all the snow and rain I slipped on the stairs going down to the subway (note: I was wearing snow boots, not some slippery leather shoes or anything) and fell, sitting, with all my weight on my tailbone. I can’t even begin to describe the excruciating pain. Seriously, seriously painful. To cut to the end of the story, I wound up with a bruise about 8 inches in diameter with a very large contusion (basically swelling the size of an orange) in the middle of it. It’s been a week now but the pain is still completely there and the swelling is now the size of a kiwi instead of an orange, so it is getting better. The doctor says it’s still going to take another 2 weeks for it to feel any better, though… isn’t that wonderful? Blegh. So annoying! You never realize how important something like a tailbone is until you hurt it. It not only hurts to sit, I can’t lay down on my back AND I limp when I walk since the contusion is stretching my skin and hurts when pulled so I can’t extend my knee all the way when taking a step, thus the limp. Basically, I can’t sit, lay down or walk. Standing is okay, but after a while it hurts too. It’s a lose-lose situation. In order not to be too depressing though, I’m trying to look on the bright side of things and the bright side is that I was able to save the Buche de Noel from getting wounded during the fall and it really was incredibly delicious, LOL!

The other bad thing from this injury came from the fact that it was very difficult for me to knit… I was finally able to get cracking again about 2 days ago and now i have two other projects finished, plus my sister’s sweater dress is blocked and dry – after a week! So, I have some new projects to share with you all before 2008 is over… yay!

First up, my sister’s sweater dress which really was a complete PAIN to make. This pattern was absolutely horrible to work with for me, and I don’t even know why because it’s a really simple pattern… just not well written at all. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure there’s no way in hell I’m ever going to do another Twinkle pattern. Just not worth the time and sweat spent on it. It did end up looking pretty good, though, and my sister is absolutely going gaga over it, so I guess it was worth it for that… just don’t ask me to repeat it!

Sweater Dress - Finished!

Sweater Dress - Finished!

For hubby, I made Jared Flood’s Habitat hat, which I just love! It looks amazing and I’m all set to make another 2 for my cousins. I wouldn’t say it’s an easy pattern at first with all the different cabling going on, but as soon as I memorized all the cables, it became quite easy. Anyway, here it is, still blocking but looking very good, if I do say so myself. I hope to get some on-his-head shots sometime this week.

Beanie/hat for hubby

Beanie/hat for hubby

And one detail shot:

Beanie/hat for hubby

And just for fun, another neckwarmer… the last one in the Christmas gift series, and I do LOVE the buttons on this one… they look really cool in the light too. I still will make another 2 of these, one was a request and the other is for me. I’m still not sick of this pattern, though maybe you guys are, LOL!

Neckwarmer IV

Neckwarmer IV

And the cool button:

Neckwarmer IV

Now I’m gearing up to actually start making some non-Christmas related projects… too bad I still have 3 gifts left to do! I’m really looking forward to my non-Christmas knitting as I have some really yummy yarn and projects lined up.

Hope everyone had a great holiday, and that your New Year is everything you hope it will be! Happy New Year!!!


12 responses to “New Year’s Eve is here!

  1. June 12.31.2008 at 8:34 am

    What beautiful knitting you do! I love, love, love the neck warmer and oh! those buttons are fabulous!

    Hope you are feeling better real soon! What a drag to be feeling bad at the holidays!

  2. yarndancer 12.31.2008 at 12:58 pm

    Ow, just reading that story made me sore! I hope you feel better soon!

    I love all your FOs! It’s a shame you didn’t like the dress pattern, but it turned out really good! I love all the pretty yarns you’ve used for your neckwarmers 🙂

  3. babblingbrook 12.31.2008 at 3:57 pm

    Oh you poor thing, I hope you are doing better! That sound painful.

    Wow, some beautiful knits there! 😀

    Happy New Year!

  4. Blushed 01.01.2009 at 6:40 pm

    Ouch! I hope you feel better soon!

    That sweater dress is gorgeous!

  5. pdxknitterati 01.02.2009 at 12:01 am

    The sweater dress is gorgeous! And so is the neckwarmer. And the perfect buttons. And the cabled hat! Looks like a great Christmas, except for the injury. Congrats on saving the Buche!

  6. Ceci 01.02.2009 at 12:28 am

    What a gorgeous bunch of knits! I really hope you can post a photo of that dress ON… would love to see it. It’s way cool.

    Hope you feel better soon. Seriously. Ouch.

  7. Anonymous 01.02.2009 at 6:34 am

    Great knits, especially the Twinkle dress 🙂 Sorry it was such a pain to knit.

    Happy New Year!

  8. Lina 01.03.2009 at 4:56 am

    Thanks so much everyone! I do love the dress and Ceci, I’ll try my hardest to take a picture of it ON my sister, but I have to convince her to come over with it and model it for me… I’ll make it my mission to do so, though! 😉

  9. Knit Pickins 01.03.2009 at 10:18 am

    I love, love, love those buttons! Are they vintage? And that dress is pretty awesome.

    Is that the Knitter’s Block I see underneath the Habitat? I got one for Chrismtas!

  10. Lina 01.03.2009 at 1:03 pm

    Yes, those are vintage buttons! I love them too. And yes, it’s the Knitter’s Block! I bought it earlier this year, best purchase I made knitting-wise. 🙂

  11. tangletale 01.24.2009 at 9:13 am

    Fabulous buttons!

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