The Goose is Getting Fat

I was going to entitle this “Christmas is Coming,” but then I remembered some little song I’d learned a long time ago.  It was a round, I think.  The words are

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat.
Please put a penny in the old man’s hat.
If you haven’t got a penny, a ha’penny will do.
If you haven’t got a ha’penny then God bless you!

So, I am working on getting things done for Christmas.  The following are finished:

Cabled Hat on needles

Cabled hat for an adult.  (Obviously this is not the “finished” photo, but it is done.)

Socks Done

Socks for Ed.  I’m feeling especially clever that I figured out where to start each time (InLine 150g ball, US 4 needles) so that they would actually match.

Scarf done

A purposefully scrappy scarf worked from 4 odd balls of Wool of the Andes (50g each ball, US 7 needles), worked in 1×1 ribbing.

Not done yet:

Scarf not Done

This wonderful UFO among my stash.  It’s an early version of Manos del Uruguay, still in that thick-and-thin texture.  It’s 1×1 rib (again) on US 10 needles and it’s about 1/3 finished.

I have started and frogged several attempts at socks — it’s like I’ve lost my sock mojo, but I hope to get two pairs of socks knit before Christmas.  I think, however, that these will take a back seat to other projects (like more scarves).  We’ll see.  At any rate, Christmas is coming and I’m going to be a little bit ready for it.  Always a good thing. 🙂

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