Tuesday, December 18, 2007

So how's that Christmas Knitting coming along?

  1. Gigantic Garter Rib Socks: ALL DONE!
  2. Clapotis: I don't think it's going to happen before Christmas. I got way too ambitious with this one, and when I realized how bad it was getting, I confessed to my mom what was happening and she ordered me to put it aside and finish everyone else's gifts.
  3. Fetching and Calorimetry: ALL DONE!
  4. Thuja: Despite The Toddler, I should be able to finish these tonight or tomorrow. I just have one foot and toe to complete.
  5. Gentlemen's Fancy Socks: Yep, I have the yarn.
  6. Child's Sweater Vest: Have I mentioned I have the yarn?
So obviously, these final two are not going to be even cast on before Christmas. I whipped up a pair of Men's Handwarmers from Last Minute Knitted Gifts to stand in for the socks. For Henry's vest, I started a pair of mittens adapted from Louisa Harding's Natural Knits for Babies. I'm actually kind of excited about these; I've changed the pattern so much it might almost be an original design that I'll share here after Christmas.

I've been thinking a lot about stash and projects for the New Year, and avoiding this situation next year (!), so look for entries on that soon.


LisaBe said...

yep, i've been working on pairing up stash yarn with patterns in my queue and those with people on my gift list. my saving grace this year was that i'd made a lot of the stuff i'm giving through the year; now all i have to do is weave in some ends (why is that so very unfun?) and wrap the gifts. i'm going to try to keep that up--huge stress reliever!

Unknown said...

while I love it all, I especially love Calorimetry and the button on it!