It happens every year. You’d think I’d learn. Ambitiously I planned mostly small knitted gifts for all three siblings, a nephew, my mom and a couple friends. A few are done. Many not. With travel plans this weekend, and just 2 weeks to go I realized, while laying in bed last night, it AIN’T happening.
Sooo…I hit online Amazon.com yesterday for “PLAN B.” Perhaps a couple more knitted gifts may be completed. Some will become B-day gifts or “just because” gifts.
Here’s a gift-wannabe:
ENTRELAC TREASURE BAG – by Pastiche Knitwear
Size 7 needle (which I need for a boy hat I’d like to get done, another reason to get this bag done. I almost took the needle out of this and thought, “STOP! Stop your usual ways and just get it done!”) Harumph…
NORO Kureyon, 2 skeins, Color 231 (teal, olive, gray, gray) a very thoughtful b-day gift from my friend Lisa who knows I worship this yarn.
Having loads of fun with ENTRELAC. So much fun, I had to share.
It’s a processs of knitting little squares, around and around, they make blocks, here in NORO, the yarn brand I pray to each night before falling asleep, the colors unfold. At 6 minutes knitting time per square (I’m a dork, I timed it) the proces is like watching the drops of color fall from a bucket and eagerly anticipating the next as the colors stack on top of each other. Corrugated two color knitting at the bag opening is quite dashing, I think.
May full a tad bit for sturdiness. Will line and include small interior pockets.
Next year, my goal, a Christmas gift shall be completed every two months to avoid the dreaded dumb-ass I am superwoman knitter syndrome. I just don’t learn!