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 for an adult. (Obviously this is not the “finished” photo, but it is 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.
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:
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. 🙂