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A teensy weensy panic

Monday, November 26th, 2012

This weekend it finally struck me what the date was and what that meant and quite what I have to do before THE BIG DAY! I guess that’s the trouble when you like to make at least some of the gifts you give to people! I confess that I had the teeny weeniest of panics. I mean there’s still quite a lot of time left, right?

I think I need to get my skates on a bit – and more to the point, get some things finished and mailed off.

I finished Linda’s November blocks for the Sew Euro-bee-an bee – easy and fun and I loved the fabrics. Linda is planning a picnic blanket with them.

I made lots of progress on my Stitch Tease Secret Santa present – can’t show you everything (yet), but here’s a sneaky peek:

And finally, finally, finally, I finished my Color Affection shawl.

This is a pretty large shawl and the lovely Rowan Cashsoft 4ply yarn made it the softest and most smooshy shawl ever. I still love, love , love the colour scheme and I know this is going to get a lot of wear. And before you ask, no I’m not giving this away for Christmas (this baby’s mine, all mine!). I’m still in two minds over whether I went slightly wrong as far as the pattern is concerned. It’s very slightly lop-sided, but I don’t care because nobody will ever notice. I threw in the towel on counting stitches as I went along because, well if I’m honest, it was physically impossible. You try counting 16 billion stitches all scrunched up on a circular needle!

Now I just have a quilt to finish (cough, splutter), the next (and trickiest) Stitch Tease contribution to make….and all my Christmas shopping to do…..oh and one daughter asked me to knit a hoodie for her for Christmas….the yarn will only arrive in 10 days….(queue hysterical laughter at this point!).

If you happen to see Santa’s elves hanging around anywhere, send them my way won’t you!

Helen

6 Responses to “A teensy weensy panic”

  1. CarlaHR Says:

    We are in the same boat Helen, three pairs of socks and 1 table runner on my side plus lots of outside activities – I wake up in the night trying to juggle it all – but in the end we know we will succeed (won’t we?).
    The shawl is lovely – delightful colours that go with just about anything!!!

  2. Gertie Says:

    Oh I LOVE the Santa! Your stitching looks impeccable.

  3. Flying Blind Says:

    The shawl looks lovely – good luck with the rest of it – I have the elves hostage to the highest bidder!

  4. Katy Says:

    Ahh, so that’s what those scarves look like, LJ was knitting one yesterday and we were struggling to picture the end result!

    I also may have had a teeny date panic and come home from my weekend away a day early to take advantage of a whole day off all to myself to make things in!

  5. diane stanley Says:

    Everything is looking lovely. I hear you on the time frame. I don’t know how many gifts I will make this year. Last year everyone got at least one small handmade item. This year I’m not so hopeful

  6. MelD Says:

    I was doing fine till the translations came fluttering in… aaargh, work? What’s that?!!!
    Fortunately, I’m not doing much homemade for Christmas this year!

    Your Colour Affection is gorgeous, so glad you persevered, it was totally worth it!!! šŸ˜‰