Saturday, November 03, 2007

It's crunch time...

It's November and with it comes deadlines for Christmas knitting. I have been working quite a bit recently on Christmas presents. I've also been trying to come up with a list of presents that won't be too much work. I'm trying to be realistic this year. I don't want to overburden myself with a ton of projects I can't possibly complete in time. I've decided that this year's presents will consist mainly of socks and washclothes. And maybe a scarf thrown in here and there. Like this one...It's some yarn from Brooks Farm that I bought at Rhinebeck. It's soft and the best part is it's superwash merino. I had no idea superwash could be this soft. I'm actually very happy with how it's pooling. It's not too obnoxious, you know? Though I will admit, I ripped this scarf out... ooooohhh, I'd say about four times. It was mostly because I was trying to see how wide I could get it and still get a long enough scarf. Now that I think of it, I probably could have used some math for that.... but really, it's much more fun to re-knit such beautiful yarn.

With all these Christmas gifts looming, I've had to put my own projects aside. This is the main reason why I haven't got any finished socks to show you from Socktoberfest. It occurred to me sometime in October that I should probably be starting on Christmas gifts instead.

Recently my LYS was having a sale and I couldn't help myself when some of their yarn is 50% off! I ended up buying some Mountain Colors Barefoot and some discontinued Jaegar yarn to make myself a sweater. I'm so motivated to start using some of this yarn... but then the Christmas gifts pop into my head and I don't.... I suppose that's going to be my motivation to get these gifts done huh?


jackie said...

The scarf is beautiful! I love the browns and I don't think that the pooling is obnoxious at all.
How fast do you knit anyway? How long does it take you to knit an average pair of socks?

Cathy said...

I'm knitting socks for christmas and only for a couple people. I like knitting things for people, but I also hate having to feel like I HAVE to knit. Plus, things just get busy once the holidays come around.

Felicia said...

Christmas will be here before we know it. Love the scarf!

JessaLu said...

Love the scarf - it looks so smooshy!

As for Christmas gifts, I'm going with my usual tradition of not knitting for anyone (except possibly my Aunt, the only person in my family who is capable of hand washing anything) ;o)

Anonymous said...

50% off???? Yikes! Was it Elegant Needles????

Your scarf turned out lovely!

Oh, I hate tv too.

big geek beth

Laurie said...

The Brooks Farm yarn has amazing colors. What a nice scarf that's going to be.

I guess I could live without long as I had a radio or my iPod. :-)