Happy Holidays!

Just pausing for a minute to say that while I’m still working on the striped socks (and the green stocking), I don’t have new pictures of those to share — but I wanted to wish everyone a peaceful season, whatever holiday you may celebrate (or not celebrate). With just five days until Christmas, I know some folks who are feeling the stress of “not being ready”, but it’s important to remember that it shouldn’t be about the gifts. Be thankful for for the people in your life; spend time with friends and loved ones, share memories and create new ones.

And if your family is anything like ours, eat plenty of good food. :)

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Of socks & stockings

My striped socks are ready for heels!

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And last night I made good progress on a Christmas stocking. It looks like I may actually get this done in time. Knock wood.

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Sock progress

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About halfway up the feet now.

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Something new

With the Christmas knitting pressure off, I didn’t waste any time in casting on a new project – socks! I know, such a shocker…

This time in a self-striping sock yarn (Patons Kroy), in plain stockinette. It’s crazy-busy for me at work right now (year-end; if you are a financial sort you’ll know exactly what this entails), so I need projects that require practically no thought during my commute. Stockinette socks it is, but at least the striping yarn makes them seem less plain.

I have a bunch of finished projects to show off, but I may wait until after the gifting so I don’t ruin any surprises.

P.S. Proofreading my post, my eyes zoomed in on “thought” and it looks wrong. Must be a sign that my brain is fried.

P.P.S. I know the socks look wonky in the picture, but I assure you they are the same size. The one on the left is just curling funny on the cable.

P.P.S.S. At least, I think they are the same size. I’m pretty sure I triple-counted the stitches. But that requires THOUGHT, which I’ve already established is not my strong suit right now.

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All done!

The blue infinity scarf is done and blocking.

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And with that, I’m officially finished with my planned Christmas gift knitting. Hooray!

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Temperature Scarf

Two months in to the Temperature Scarf now – just a wee bit over 16%. The first five days of December were quite erratic, with temps jumping all over a fifteen degree spread. Makes for more colorful stripes.

The scarf measures 16″, so I guess this will end up being roughly eight feet long. Wowza!

In other news, we got our tree out of storage today; it’s up and plugged in though it’s otherwise naked yet. The cats were unimpressed with the tree-raising process, but after it was up Amelia spent some time hunkered beneath it (perhaps testing its merit as a hiding place) while Snickerdoodle flatly ignored it. She much preferred it in the bag.

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1, 2, 3

I’m on a hat roll.

Clockwise, starting from the top: No-Swatch Top-Down hat, knit to be slightly slouchy, in scrap balls of Cascade 220 and another wool for which I do not have the label; another No-Swatch Top-Down hat, in a lovely wool (Schoppel Wolle Reggae Ombre); and the Hat No. 5 in Malabrigo (colorway: Dusty Olive, which is knitting up to look like girlie camo).

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