A little about Chez Knithound. You can find me on Ravelry by the same name - Knithound. Don't you just love Ravelry? I'm trying not to be an addict. I'm an attorney. I love yarn. I love my two daughters -- ages 8 and 4. I love my wonderful husband who more than tolerates my fiber problem. I love our two retired racing greyhounds, Mocha and Flirt. Please consider adopting a retired racer -- they'll run right over your heart.
From a knitting standpoint, I've been knitting hats, mittens, scarves and sleepy socks in this Classic Worsted colorway. Generlly, I avoid wool/acrylic mixes, but when making winter wear for two girls who are hard on clothes and likely to loose items, I'd rather go with an easily washable wool/acrylic mix than go to the expense of a superwash which may be lost in a matter of days from first wearing. I found four balls of it in a clearance bin at Ewe & I in Bryn Mawr, when shopping with Older Daughter at the end of October. Since it is the colorway of our house (pink and purple -- all girls, all the time), it has become hats for Older Daughter and Younger Daughter, mittens for both, a scarf for both and sleepy socks for both. (Sleepy socks is a term of art in our house -- they are the comfy socks one puts on before bed so as not to complain that mom has turned down the heat too much. Generally worsted weight, generally knit from my generic sock pattern.)
Of course, I'm working on the obligatory Christmas knitting. Some Broad Street Mittens, some Fiber Trends felted clogs and a few other things. Not much time left, though. Should have started sooner.
Hope to hear from folks. I'm always looking for ideas and inspiration.