Knitting Christmas presents has become a tradition in our family. My daughter Nicole even joins in the fun these days. 2 weeks before Christmas she decided she was going to knit 3 hats and 2 scarves. Very doable, right? Well, maybe if she didn't have school during the day, CNA school 2 nights a week, a job and a teenage social life she might have stood a chance. We'll get back to that another day....
In the meantime I fared quite well. I knit 3 pairs of socks and 2 cowls in about a month's time. I took pictures of my works in progress and even shared on here a couple of times. The last item I was working on was a cowl for my mom. I used Plymouth Yarns Mushishi. It's a nice blend of wool and silk and it was super soft.
Can you believe that I did not take a single picture of any finished gifts? I blame that flu thing on my bad judgement. I am going to grab that cowl back from my mom and take a picture because the color changes look really cool in my opinion. I had a ton of yarn left over. I think I may surprise her and make some hand warmers to match.
I'm still working on one more pair of socks. With all the knitting time I lost while being sick I just couldn't make it happen. But I'm working on them now.
Yarn look familiar? Nicole had started a pair of socks and frogged them. It was some of my hand dyed that I had in the stash. And it's giving me the chance to try out one of my Christmas presents - Knitters Pride Karbonz Fixed Circular Needles. I love the tips. I'm not thrilled with the cable joins though. The yarn seems to struggle to get past it on some rounds. Overall I do like them.
It feels good to be back in the routine again.