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!