I just realized that there's only 24 days really until Christmas! Holy Crap! How did that happen!? Here's the list of things that need to be knitted for gifts (they'll be joining the WIP list soon):
So because I have all of these projects to do, I was looking for a way to knit socks quickly so that they might be done by the time Christmas is here. I'll feel doubly bad if my mom doesn't get a present this year because I can't knit fast enough. I decided that I would try this pattern from KnitPicks to knit two socks at the same time. It's going quite well!
Those are my little Sock Zygotes as My Big Fat Needle donned them. Actually, looking at that photo again, they kinda look like breasts huh? Well, they won't when they're done. Damnit.
My mom didn't tell me until last weekend that she's "allergic to wool" (more and more I'm thinking that people aren't really allergic to wool, they just choose to wear scratchy versions of it, but if I tried to reason that out with her she'd get pissed at me, so whatever). This put me in a mad scramble to find appropriate yarn that's made of cotton. I came up with Cascade Fixation. It's fun to use, but I seem to be pulling it a bit too tightly. Oh well. I like working them from the toe up because if my gauge is off by a bit and I'm using too much yarn, I can just shorten the cuff of them!
The Opera gloves are still coming along. I worked on them for a bit yesterday. They're starting to look fancy. I'm still working on the pattern, but they're going to be awesome, I can feel it!