Tuesday, November 12, 2013
First Snow and the Need to Knit Fasts
I'm very much a year round knitter. There was a time when I knit holiday gifts like sweet Katherine. Katherine made beautiful fingerless gloves for her whole family this year.
There was a kind of silly
pressure involved in this Holiday knit deadline, for me.
This year I've knit some things I wanted to knit without a specific person in mind, and it is now becoming clear who will get these few finished knits for Christmas.
Yesterday's remarkably early snow, however, sent a wave of panic over me. Then I remembered, I am not gift knitting per say this year.
I have to finish the baby poncho started early this summer by a another baby shower date of December 3rd. I am almost finished with the little by vest and its is darling. I don't have a baby boy/toddler yet to give it to, but when I do it is going to be really a fun gift to give.
In the "Like Channon" department, I bought a new winter coat from Eddie Bauer and I do need to knit myself a new blue hat. I have the yarn from Kim's friend Kim who was my fall swap partner.
Mostly, however, I want to knit myself the vet with the v neck and reverse shaping now that I understand it; making the childs vest first boosted my courage.
So let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow. I'm knitting without pressure this Season. I don't know how Mrs Claus does it every year