So now that the bulk of the Christmas knitting is done I’m jumping back on the “all about me” bandwagon. It’s true. I am a selfish knitter by design. There are just so many things to make and so little time! That’s also the reason I don’t knit many patterns more than once. Too many things to try and not enough lifetime to do them all in. So for now I’m going back to this:
A sweater of my own design. It will have a steek down the front. It will have colorwork. I hope it will have a deep V or zigzag design in the yoke. I have lots of dreams, but not much to show for it yet. And if I’m going to meet my 2008 goal of attempting a steek before the end of the year I’d better hurry.
But wait!! Did I say the Christmas knitting was done?? What about this:
No that isn’t a giant lumpy scarf (or a Snuffleupagus as HWJF said when he saw it. As in “Honey, you knit me a Snuffleupagus!”). That my friends is the beginning of a whole lot of socks. Remember how I was planning to make 25 socks for HWJF on the CSM before the big meltdown? And remember how I cleverly decided to finish toes and afterthought heels by hand.
Um… yeah. So not happening by Christmas. They might all get cranked, but they won’t all be finished. I guess it’s good that I botched the surprise anyway. All that finishing will make the car ride to Maine go by a little faster.
So my friends, as we will be off to Maine tomorrow night and I doubt that there will be much blogging time in the interim, I want to wish you all a Happy Hanuka, Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday or whatever else you may care to celebrate. Hold your loved ones close, pass along a smile and find happiness in something during this season. Take time to appreciate a ray of sunshine or a happy memory. These are the things that are really important.
See you sometime before 2009!!
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