Now that the “official” holiday season has started here in the U.S., gift shopping is soon to be at its peak. Stores full of shoppers, sales, and flashy decorations. I’m not a humbug, but personally I try to avoid such madness; I finished my shopping for the kiddos (most of it online, much at Etsy!) the week before Thanksgiving, and I have only one or two other items to purchase.
The holiday knitting is a whole different story. I’m going to be knitting at top speed until mid-December at least. I’m trying to keep my knit-list to a minimum, but I keep adding more on – you know how it is! I’m sure to become more realistic in a couple weeks.
Here is the first of my NotSocks knitting – the hat of a hat-and-mitts set.
It’s done in a lovely angora/wool blend yarn by Classic Elite, appropriately named “Lush.”
I’m also working on some kid mittens, using the basic mitten pattern from Ann Budd’s book The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns.
The last pair of socks has now been dubbed The Interminable Black Hole Socks of DOOM. Although I managed to finish the toe of the first sock while waiting for Blogger and Flickr to upload my photos.