Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season full of friends, family, and warm knits!
This is my first year crafting holiday gifts for my friends and family. To start, I had a long list of hats, boot toppers, and so much more. Then I realized I am actually not a lightening speed knitter nor do I have the time to knit for everyone on my Christmas list. So I whittled it down to three things: a pair of socks, a hat, and a blanket. And then I removed the socks from the list, though not for lack of trying.
I knit up the first sock extremely quickly…maybe too quickly. The sock was meant for my sister and after knitting my first sock, it fit my foot perfectly. I cast on the second sock and started knitting away. As I was knitting, I realized, “My foot is not the same size as my sister foot. This sock will be much too big.” And with so little time to make a new pair, I crossed it off my list and started the next item.
My second and third items on my list were finished just as Christmas Eve turned into Christmas day: a Anaheim Ducks beanie and a cozy forest green blanket. These last minute projects did not start out as last minute. I started the blanket in mid November and the hat in early December. However, the hat was a gift for my live-in boyfriend so could only be worked on when he was not home or on work breaks. And the blanket, well I just stopped wanting to knit it.
But both were finished in time for Christmas and both were very well received.
The rest of the holiday was a flurry of traveling, activities and food. I got very little knitting done, but I was able to cast on a new sweater. The pattern is Grace by Jane Richmond.
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