Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Christmas Knits

It's that funny time of year when i get a little bit introspective and slow. I find it hard to get up in the mornings, especially because the winter duvet we have switched to is so snuggly and it's dark outside at 6a.m.

It also becomes harder to take pictures for the blog at any time other than weekends, so for the lack of posts i must apologise, but for what i have planned i need pictures. Maybe i just need to plan better!

Christmas is looming like a big scary monster, threatening to eat me alive if i don't get knitting. The list of knitted presents is long and i feel as though i've not made a dent yet. At least there are still 10 and a half weeks left to really get motoring.

Here's my list (Ravelry links to the patterns):

Mammy: Raspberry Dreams Stole - in progress
Mammy-in-Law: French Press Slippers
Nanna: Basic Cardigan - in progress
Step-Daddy-in-Law: Sexy Hoes (Toirneach Kilt Hose) - done!
Sis: Heart Scarf and Hat
Sis-in-Law: Spiral Cowl or Thermis (i haven't decided which yet)
Boss: Owlets

and if i have the time i might try and squeeze in a manly hat and scarf for my dear beloved hubby and a pair of cosy socks/mittens for our friends' little boy, patterns to be decided upon.

When i put it all down like this, it somehow seems less overwhelming, especially when i have some on the go already. Make a list, tick them off, feel better.

What are your plans for Christmas knits?


  1. Christmas crochets... Socks, and almost all done! I've already got all the socks done, but as you pointed out, there is a bit more time left. So I decided to see if I could make socks for the volunteers who will be helping me with our annual service project next month. Don't know if I can make it, but I can try.

    I guess I do have one total knitting project on my list... I have to learn to turn a heel so I can knit a pair of socks for my hubby!

    I love your list, even if you are overwhelmed right now. The hearts and owls are so precious!

  2. I made a thermis, and wasn't happy with it. I vote for the spiral cowl. I really like that.

  3. @Snowcatcher

    Oooh, goody, i'll look forward to getting my socks in the post ;)

    As for the sock heel, you can do it! It's really not as scary as everyone makes it seem. Just follow the pattern step by step, you'll be good.

  4. @Joyce

    Thanks for the tip-off about Thermis! Spiral cowl it is :)


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