Christmas knitting is kicking my ass. Usually I only knit one present but this year I am trying to be all thrifty and personal and stuff. Never again I tells you. Never again. The one thing that I've finished is for someone whose plans have changed and is not going to be here over the holidays. Bah. Oh, and I did finish the Amigurumi doll which I have decided to give to my cousin as I think it's a bit too alternative for Gramma and my cousin will appreciate it more.
This means I have to make something else for Gramma. I settled on a couple of these
I think they're more her style. Plus she never likes anything I give her so I'm not going to stress about it. In other news the scarf of zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz for Poppa is zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
It is actually longer than this- 34" right now, so I think I need to do at least another 16- 20" and since I am going to be seeing the Grandparentals on Christmas day (which is a week earlier than I had anticipated) I may have to give Poppa a card with a yarn swatch telling him he'll be getting the real deal on New Years Day. This is why I don't do scarves.
Because she admired the ones I made for myself, I am also doing some newfoundland mittens for my aunt. At least they are a fun knit although I am worried she may not like the colours as I decided to make them in white instead of black.
In other news, I am out of the funk. Most of what was depressing me was circumstances beyond my control as opposed to a chemical imbalance. I am now seeing a light at the end of that particular gloom tunnel and things will definately start looking up in the new year. That is all I'm going to say about this for now because one never knows who is reading these things.... but I will get into more detail as soon as I can.
and speaking of the new year, I have decided to do a "personal sock club" for 2009. I read about it on some destashing group on Ravelry. What you do is match sock yarn to patterns and put it in an unmarked paper bag which is stapled shut. Then each month you pick a new one to do and open the bag and it's all like "Surprise...its sock yarn and a pattern!!!" It has the fun of a sock club without at the $$$. Its actually great idea for me because I've stalled on sock knitting partially because I can't decide which ones to do next. I don't really have that much sock yarn though, discounting odd balls and leftovers, I have enough for 11 pairs and one hank of Knitpicks Bare to dye which will get me up to 12. Wow, I need more sock yarn I think.