I am working hard on Christmas knitting projects and am, of course, still in the denial phase. Which is to say...I still have plenty of time! (Who else is with me?) I have added a sidebar with my Christmas knitting checklist. It looks like I don't have much done, but I've got so much "In Progress" that I know I'll be fine. My SIL's socks will take a mere few hours to finish up, so that's no big deal. The scarf for my student has a ways to go, but I'll get it done. The entrelac purse is about half done and is so much fun to knit, I don't anticipate having a problem there. My husband's...umm...present is half finished and my stepdaughter's ribby pulli is at 12 inches...when I get to 14, I knit the sleeves, then join to the body to knit the yoke. Easy peasy, right? Okay, so I've got two pair of socks still to go. One pair is going to be with light worsted yarn, so that should be a piece of cake. Really. I can do it. (smile and nod)
Speaking of the ribby pulli, here's the 12 inches of progress:
I used our cute statue as a backdrop to add interest. I've agonized about this sweater so I hope she likes it! First, I bought 1 skein of Fiesta Boomerang yarn in the clematis colorway - this was to be the yoke. Then I hunted for superwash/worsted wool that matched the Boomerang. (the superwash is essential as I'm assuming a handwash garment mixed with a young adult is a recipe for disaster) I didn't find anything I thought matched correctly, so I bought 4 skeins of KnitPicks Swish in bare and some Jacquard dye in burgundy. I dyed the yarn....twice...thought it matched okay, but after knitting, oh, about 10 inches, I decided to compare again. I don't have photographic proof, but let's just say they didn't match. After a little grumbling, I took the Boomerang back to the yarn shop and quickly found an alternative to match the dyed yarn - the Madrid colorway. Still, no photographic proof as the yarn won't be in for a week (they had a sample, so I KNOW it will match!)
That's about it for now! Maybe sometime soon, I'll actually finish one of my projects on the needles and can move it up to DONE!