Oh, and I forgot to tell you about a hat!
A Halfdome for my sister’s boyfriend. He’s new to the family and since we want to keep him, I broke out the “good stuff” for his hat. That’s 100% Sublime Cashmere Merino Silk, my friends. If Elizabeth Zimmerman is correct (and she usually is), I should have him wearing Lopi in no time 😉
I was digging around in the leftover stash yesterday (always cheers me up when I’m feeling grumpy) and decided to line up some sock projects to use up some of the accumulated oddballs. I’ve fallen way behind in the 52 Pair Plunge II, where the current count should be at around 30ish and I’m only at around the 15 pair mark.
Matched up 4 pairs worth in fingering weight:
and 2 pairs in worsted weight:
Those are, of course, for *after* I finish knitting the socks that are currently on my needles:
I don’t have much of an acrylic stash left, but still managed to find enough to contribute a 7″ x 9″ “square” to the cause:
To keep it interesting I used an easy washcloth pattern (Tiny Cables by Nanette Blanchard) with a cast-on of 36 stitches. (I added a border of 2 ridges of garter stitch on the top & bottom and 3 stitches of garter stitch up the sides).
I think it ended up looking remarkably like a snack cake. Mmmmmm.
Note: For those of us in Canada – we have a similar organization Blankets For Canada. (Thank you Elaine for the link).
All the holiday knitting is done for this year – I finished up BadgerDan’s last gift the other night (whew!). He’s been working furiously in his office on a secret gift project for me – my curiosity is definitely up at this point.
I leave you with a view of our wee tree:
and of Tomi’s protestation of Mommy not sharing her blanket: