I am happy to report that all of my holiday knitting is done, with time to spare. All the presents are wrapped and ready to be packed and transported with me to New York this Christmas. I'm just glad I finally finished this thing:
Bristow, from Knitty for my grandmother. What do you think? I hope she likes it. When she opens the present, I'll try and make her try it on and take a picture of her wearing it for you guys (but I'm not making any promises).
I also made some hats. The dark blue is the same yarn I used for the Cablelicious pattern (for my boyfriend's younger brother) and the light blue hat is for my mother (remember I punked out? on the shawl) Anyway, I decided to beef up her gift with a framed picture of me receiving my college degree this past May. I believe she'll like the hat and the picture. The yarn I used for my mom's hat is this gorgeous merino/cashmere/silk blend from Sublime in an aran weight.
The only unfortunate thing about finishing a long term project is that you feel lost for deciding on the next project. I also got to plan my travel knitting. I'm thinking socks but what I really want to work on is a top down raglan sweater. I've been fishing around online for patterns, but I can only plan for now. That sweater would have to wait till I come back from New York.
So yeah, with that, I'll end this post. I'm flying home Thursday night and I'll be in New York till Boxing Day (Dec. 26). Maybe I'll see some of you guys that are out there on the subway or on the street, but in a city of 8 million, I doubt it. Plus I'm spending the majority of the holiday at home with my family, so I won't be doing a lot of knitting related activities.
So whatever holiday you celebrate at this time of year, I hope it is a fulfilling and happy one! And most importantly, Happy Knitting till then!