Thursday, December 28, 2006

X-mas Knitting & a Ruined Ego

I thought I was pretty clever, designing and whipping up this shrug a day before Christmas, to match my new sleeveless dress...

And then my MIL went and showed me this....
She's making a dollhouse and everything in it herself... There's some mean knitting, lacework and embroidery going on there...!



Have you ever seen hand knit mittens this small??


And this is how she does it:


And along with all sorts of other presents she also got me this:
sock yarn!! great colors, perfect to wear with jeans. I love having a MIL that knits! Even though she's ruining my knitting ego with all her teenytinyknitwear...

12 comments:

Tijm said...

You're looking great in your knitting sleeves!!!
And you are also a great knitter!!!

By the way..........what's a MIL??
I'm new in knitting afkortingen.

Saskia said...

Thanks Tijm!
MIL is Mother in Law and then there's ofcourse also your FIL, SIL and BIL. LYS = Local Yarn Store, UFO= Unfinished Project. WIP= Work In Progress and ehm... that's all I can think off for now.

knittingajour said...

Wow, a 1 day shrug! You're great, and its a good design, i never saw a 2coloured2patterned Shrug. And you look great on the pic!
Your MIL must be a very (VERY) patient woman..

Tijm said...

The LYS and UFO and WIP I knowbut the other things...
Thanks for the translation for this old and grumpy lady..

Drea Renee said...

wow i have to say i am impressed...by BOTH of you! love the shrug. and the mini knits..i wish i had the patience

Rineke said...

Sas, Size doesn't matter - dat weet je toch?

Aileen said...

Personally, I think a knitted shrug a real person can wear beats the pants off mini-mittens! It looks great :) I'm planning on knitting the same beret too out of IK Winter... when I get around to it :P Happy new year! Many happy-knitty returns!

astridpersons said...

thanks tijm for asking what a MIL is! I didn't know it either.
But that inny minny tiny knitting is to frustrating. IT can't be true: what is the fun of that? Anyway don't let it intimidate you: your knitting looks "great" !

yvonnep said...

I love what you knitted, but why are you looking so sadly? And eeeeeeeeeeeeeek, is that tiny...

Tijm said...

He Sas,

Bij deze wens ik jou een heel gelukkig, gezond en gezellig 2007 toe!
Ik hoop je komend jaar weer eens 'live' te zien!!!!

astridpersons said...

where did my comment go?

knittingajour said...

hey girl! How are you?