Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Big Christmas Push

Ok. This year, for some reason, I decided that I'm going to knit Christmas gifts. Largely, these gifts will be given to various members of Stan's family.
  • Socks for Stan's Mom
  • Diary Queen Hat for Stan's niece
  • Jacques Cousteau hat for Stan's nephew
  • Half socks for my Brother's Girlfriend
  • "Almost a Mystery" project for Beth
  • Flap mittens for my boss
All of the yarn for these projects has been acquired except for the last one, which is a new addition to the list (as of this evening actually). We shouldn't mention that I still need to seam the blanket that my colleague gave me to seam up for her last year. She says she keeps forgetting I have it, so I'm hoping that as long as I get it done by the end of the year it should be ok. So I think I'm goign to add a little thing to the bottom of my posts that say where I am vs. Christmas. Just so we can all be on the same page.

HOT off the presses, however, are the socks for Stan's Mom. So hot, in fact, that I don't even have FO photos for you. I knit on them so much this weekend with Beth in DC that I managed to kitchener this evening while I was waiting for the Yarn Harlot to sign my book. Yup. I kitchenered standing up! I'm awesome. :)

Also, I should mention that I'm going to Rhinebeck. I'll be there all day on Saturday checking out the fiber and all that. Then Stan and I are heading up with friends on Sunday. I'm actually pretty excited about the second day. I can check out all the stuff that's NOT knitting related (like, anyone know what Pumpkin Chucking is?) and really take my camera out and give it a good go! It's bound to be a great weekend.

Jenn vs. Christmas
Jenn: 1 Christmas: 0

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

You're my hero!

Beta said...

Kitchenering while standing? You're insane. How was the Harlot?

Also, I have to say I'm in awe that you'd knit Christmas gifts for your boyfriend's niece and nephew. That's intense. I think I'm stingy.

PassionKNITly said...

Beth, spending $20 on yarn is less expensive than getting them each something half as interesting. :)

The Yarn Harlot was awesome. Quite amusing. And yes, I'm insane, in an awesome way.