I can’t believe I’m doing this. I’m Christmas knitting. I swore off knitting Christmas gifts after my first Christmas as a knitter, when I bought so much yarn and had planned a hand-knit for almost every member of the family. Of course I failed miserably, not even taking into consideration the amount of time it takes- especially for a newbie knitter.
But there I was, trying to figure out what on earth I was going to get my parents for Christmas (even though my mom said that they didn’t need me to get them anything). She did mention that my dad would wear a snowcap and that every time she knits a pair of handwarmers for herself she ends up giving them away. What’s a knitter to do? Of course I want to knit something for my parents.
So my scarf is on hold while I crank out a couple of gifts. Here’s a peek at my dad’s snowcap-in-progress.
Nothing too flashy or showy- that’s not his style. I’m probably pushing it with the stripes. I’m using the same pattern I used for the R2D2 hat, but changing the stripes up a little and definitely not doing the duplicate stitching.
And I have to show off my new nephew in his February Baby Sweater:
My sister said that this is the first time he hasn’t cried when she dressed him. I’m so proud.