Christmas Knitting C minus 30

My plan was to set aside Sunday afternoons for gift knitting. This would eliminate the last minute knitting frenzy in November and December. Sounds good–right? Not exactly what happened. I started in January 2009 knitting baby sweaters (actually I had a do-over first) then a couple of birthday gifts. When I finished these, July was here. I had learned to weave and decided that weaving placemats would be quicker so gift-knitting Sundays became general-knitting Sundays. In hindsight, they should have become gift-weaving Sundays. I realized November 1 that all the placemats that I’d planned to make would not be done by Christmas but they will be finished in 2010. So I regrouped and drug out 101 One Skein Wonders in quest of quickly knitted gifts. I’d planned sweaters for 3 children which are still in the plan. I then reviewed the list to determine who could receive last-minute-stocking-stuffer-type gifts. Those folks are at the bottom of the gifts-to-knit list. Things are moving along well. So far I’ve finished one children’s sweater (ends are woven but want to make sure it’s long enough first). This is Sailor’s Rib Sweater from Interweave Knits Weekend. Yarn is Berroco Comfort. Also finished is an ice scraper mitt from 101 One Skein Wonders in Cascade 220. I also blocked the Whispering Pines shawl designed my Anne Hanson and knitted in Malabrigo Lace. This project took so long that I nicknamed it the shawl from hell. Knitting it required a great deal of mental attention so only worked on it a couple of hours a day. Here’s a fabric close upThis is not a gift. It’s for me. Also for me is a Cat Bordhi Moebius Cowl in Nashua Grand Opera to match the sparkly sweaterOn the needles is the second Sailor’s Rib Sweater another ice scraper mitt and another jelly bean sweater for charity Here’s a picture of Debit who was helping me block shawl To my knitting friends no frogs, no tinks, just knits and to all grace and peace for a happy Thanksgiving.

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2 Responses to “Christmas Knitting C minus 30”


  1. 1 Valerie November 29, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Your whispering pines shawls it beautiful! That’s a lot of work!


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