Friday, December 22, 2006

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
I could not resist showing a few pictures of some houses in my area. A number of homes were decked out this season. The owner of this one tells me they currently have 40,000 lights. They start before Halloween and spend 3 months putting up the lights.

He went on to tell me that it will take them 3 more years to collect all of the lights they want. At that time, they will have 75,000 lights! Whew! Wonder when they will have to start putting their lights up then?!

Here's another home for those who prefer all white lights.

Are you a fan of Knitty ? For those not familiar with it, this online 'zine has knitting patterns for a variety of tastes.

Looking back at the Fall06 issue of Knitty, a pattern caught my attention that I had missed when this issue first came out. The Lizard Ridge afghan by Laura Aylor jumped out at me as I looked at those beautiful colorways of Noro Kureyon. {A friend with Japanese heritage tells me the English translation for the Japanese word "kureyon" is "crayon."}

Right above the pattern is an advertisement for Yarniverse's Kureyon Club. I contacted Yarniverse in Memphis, Tennessee and signed up. They have sent out 2 shipiments so far, so I asked for both shipments in the same envelope. They were very quick to send the beautiful Kureyon and patterns. Every 5 to 6 weeks you receive a different colorway of Kureyon, along with a suggested pattern.

Next I came across the Leapin' Lizards knitalong for this fun afghan. This is my first knitalong {KAL} to join. I am enjoying reading the posts and seeing pictures of everyone's progress. I have definitely found inspiration for a great project for the new year. My plans are for version 1 with the variety of colorways.

Carpe knitting,


Monika said...

Oh, wow, your neighborhood must be quite lit up! Can you sleep with all the ligts? But it's gorgeous. I like to see all the new stuff which comes out every year and the effort people make to "lighten" up! Now it's just snow that's missing!
The Lizard afghan is sure beautiful and colorful. Exactly th way I like it. But, as you know, I've already started my Noro Kureyon blanket in April and I love how this one turns out too. Happy knitting!

Kat said...

Holy cow (or should I say zebra?)!!
That is a LOT of lights! I didn't drive through your neighborhood this year, but I'm going to have to next year! The kids would love it.

That Lizard afghan looks really neat!