"properly practiced, knitting soothes
and it doesn't
hurt the untroubled spirit either."
Monday, November 08, 2004
The Holidays Are Coming! The Holidays Are Coming!
Yes, I've even added a countdown to my sidebar to keep me on track. As I have mentioned once before, I have developed that sickness that undoubtedly afflicts many new knitters: knitting outlandish numbers of gifts for (in my case) Christmas. To give you a visual of how this is going, imagine that the number of knitting days I have left until Christmas was this*:
In proportion, the number of gifts I have to knit in that amount of time would be this**:
So, you see my dilemma, right?
Fortunately this weekend saw the completion of two gifties: the fourth Reverse Bloom Flower Washcloth (only 2 to go--gah!) and a roll brim hat for my mom to match the scarf I gave her for Mother's Day (I post this knowing full well that my mother has never read this blog. With my luck, today's the day she will start.)
I cast on and knit about a dozen rows of a scarf for my aunt in Paton's Mosaic--nice sheen to the yarn, very soft (color 12008, Pottery). I started knitting away on 13s, and then paused to look. I think that this yarn calls for a smaller needle, sadly--sadly because it will not go nearly as fast on 8s or 9s! Also I'm thinking about holding it together with Encore in a taupey brown color to give it more body. We shall see.
I also cast on a hat (London Beanie) for my brother-in-law in Encore, charcoal gray with red stripes. Simple and hip. He wears all skater style clothes (he's 27), so I figure that he'll like this.
Oh, and I gave K to my little sis Rachel on Saturday. I think she really liked it! She wore it to the movies and showed it off--success! Of course every time she took it off I put it on (it really is a great little hat), so that probably unfairly kept her focused on it. And that thought never once crossed my mind. Nope. Not once.
Anyway, here's a picture of my little sister Rachel wearing the hat, posing with her best friend Michelle***.
*Picture from an automotive site
**Picture from Google images
**Sorry for the quality; image taken with picture phone