As you can probably guess, I have been quite busy this last month. I am one of the many knitters doing Christmas knitting this year. Despite last January's good intentions, I only completed one gift before September:
Knit and Tonic.
Since September I've made great progress...
These for my dad:
The hat is based on several patterns... the yarn is Debbie Bliss Merino Aran.
My dad tends to pull tuques on his head without folding up the edge - so he looks like his winter-time alter-ego: "Zucchini Man"! (I've been calling him that for 20 years or so.) I made this hat so that he could leave Zucchini Man behind this year.
For my BIL:
And a Mr. Moe Tuque from Moe's original pattern - which is now the Ski Beanie in "Son of Stitch N Bitch". Another pattern I adore... in fact, I like it so nice, I made it twice (sorry, that line came from a movie or something)
For my brother:
Are you seeing the grey and black theme yet?
Ok, so it's not all grey and black... here's some colour:
All I can say about these is that Magic Loop rocks.
I've also knit a pair of the felted gauntlets for my SIL's 1 year old nephew...
I think I've come a long way since September when I only had one gift ready. I just have a few things left to do, including:
Finish my Nephew's skull hat - which may not fit as he has a big head. (I've got alternate yarn and will wrap the UFO for him)
- Knit and felt mittens for nieces x 2: These don't have to be ready until Friday.
- Seam and block hats for BIL and brother
- Felt mittens for BIL and little nephew
- Wrap all the presents
- Cook the carrot casserole
- Make the stuffing for the turkey
- Have my traditional pre-Christmas atomic meltdown
Oh, did I mention that I've misplaced my darning needle?
(You may notice that my SM's present isn't listed up there. Ivy, you really think I'd post a picture of your present? HA!)