The Christmas knitting is done. I actually finished Monday with all the knitting. Tuesday I wove in ends, washed and blocked everything. As of right now it is all packed and ready to go for tomorrow. The biggest help in reaching my deadline was buying the wrong yarn. Using a worsted weight yarn instead of a sport weight yarn made two projects go much, much more quickly. I would have blogged about the happiness of finishing early sooner but Lora lent me some books and reading is my other addictive hobby. I have just finished all three in the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman. I enjoyed the books quite a bit.
Here is a picture of a gift already given and three years in the making.
They are just boring stockinette top down socks. The yarn is Rowan 4-ply (100% wool) and I used US 2 needles. I started them I don’t really remember how long ago (I am guessing 3 yrs) and decided that I would finally have them finished this year. The recipient who has seen these socks shelved any number of times was skeptical, but there they are.
I will be traveling to visit family for the next 11 days so who knows if I will get any blogging done. I hope to come home with plenty of pictures of the gifts I have been making to share with you all.
Happy Holidays to all and hopefully many yarn gifts in your future.