Lately I've been a bad blogger. Very, very bad!! I'm afraid I've been busying my hands knitting and sewing away trying to race the clock and complete my handmade Christmas before the big day (or at least, before I see each person next).
With each stitch, I feel my insanity growing. Why did I commit to this??? It's all worth it of course, but if you are a knitter, you know how many hours are invested in just one lovely, soft gift. Just how many gifts am I making this year? Well, here are the totals:
6 kids= 4 boys are getting suit vests, ties, and suspenders; 2 girls are getting newsboy hats, along with a matching scarf (below) or skirt.
6 adults= receiving a myriad of gifts ranging from some of my new handbags to cowls & these lovely fingerless gloves.
This lovely pair went off to my niece. See the use of my new name labels there??? I decided to line the scarf & band around the hat with fleece for extra warmth, which allowed a great surface to attach my labels too:) I hope she loves them!
The gloves pattern comes from Chrissy over at Whimsical Poppysmic. They are so, so amazing. I can knit a pair in just a few movies (OK maybe 3-4) which means that depending on how long I've got each day to devote to knitting they are easy enough to whip out pretty quickly.
I've chosen to work with a silk/ bamboo blend, so they are warm, so, so soft, and practically melt in your hands. I'm just thrilled with the way these are coming out!! The count?? 2 pairs sent off; 2 others in the wrapping queue; 1 on the needles; and 1 left to go after that! And then of course, I must make some for me too.....
Question: What's keeping you busy these days???