Saturday, December 4, 2010

What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas…

except this sock.

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I hate to miss out on anything and it seems like everyone is knitting socks on circular needles right now.  I started this in the airport in Toronto and worked on it while we were in Vegas.  You are supposed to knit 2 at a time, but I thought I’d learn to walk before I started running, so just started out with one.

I can’t believe how addictive this is!  Just what I need, another addiction.  I did this on Number 2 needles with a 75% wool, 25% nylon yarn and I love how it turned out.

I’ve been busy working on Christmas gifts, but because they are gifts, I can’t share most of them with you right now.  I’ll be giving this one to Sandra today, so I can show this little table topper to you.

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It’s got penguins on it, so I hope she likes it.

I made this tote for my Mum.

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I made her one several years ago that she never lets out of her sight.  It’s starting to fall apart, so it was time for a new one.  It’s fully lined and has 2 large pockets inside which you can divide if you wish.

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She loves to gather and hoard so I hope she will be willing to give up her old one.

We had a great time in Vegas – did lots of window shopping, had some great meals, saw a show and walked for miles and miles.   We also managed to play the slots too!

We stayed at The Venetian and had a beautiful suite on the 27th floor.  Our room overlooked the Wynn golf course right next door.

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Since Vegas is a city full of bling, I brought my own bling along with me.  I purchased this little wallet in Houston last year and embellished it with crystals.  It was so much easier than dragging my large bag around with me.

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Of course, it couldn’t compare to these gorgeous Judith Leiber purses we saw!!!!

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The one we priced was $4,295 – a real bargain!!!

Everything was decorated for Christmas and was so pretty.

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We saw so many to die for shoes, but these were my favourite.

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Then we get to the food!  I wanted to try one of these, but never did have the opportunity.

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The gelato:

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I’ll share the rest of my pictures another day – don’t want to bore you all at once!


Michele said...

I've had one of those little Hmong wallets for years. They've travelled all over the world with me - just tuck them into my shirt for security.

I'm also getting the feeling that I need to knit some socks. Yours is (one) adorable!

Deb Levy said...

Geez, I haven't done anything on my socks since the cuff photo I posted!

Looks like you had a great time in Vegas.

Mary said...

Love the sock! I did my first pair one at a time but after that I always do two. It's seems slow but then all the sudden you're done and you can wear them. I love making them too.

We've got reservations at the Venetian at New Year's.