A Bit of Catching Up to Do

It looks like I have a bit of catching up to do here on the blog. My last post was before Thanksgiving when I was in Texas for the East Texas Fiber Festival. After I returned home it was full on Thanksgiving cooking and baking time. We had a nice day with all of the local family for dinner.

Festival travels are over until March so I have been using my time to refresh. I have been doing more cooking and baking. Christmas preparations are underway too. I have all the shopping done but I haven’t started package wrapping yet. I am still waiting for a few deliveries so it can all get done at once. Oh, and I am knitting a few gifts which I am pretty sure are doable in time.

The red hat, which will also have a pair of fingerless mitts to go with, is Hot Waffles by Anne Hanson. The blue will be fingerless gloves in Classic Merino Superwash Sport Sapphire. I am following the pattern in Ann Budd’s Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns.

This project wasn’t really a Christmas gift. Elijah had a old Santa hat from somewhere that was looking very worn out. He likes to wear it this time of year though so I offered to have a try at knitting a replacement. I took the measurements from the one we had and made it to match those. He said it wanted it fit loose.

I made it using some of my Classic Merino Superwash Sport in Garnet. The white was some fingering weight baby wool from stash.

With all the Christmas knitting that I have been doing, I haven’t been working on my blanket much this last week. Some progress has happened though since my last post so I’ll put up a picture just for fun.

If I don’t get another post done before the holidays, Merry Christmas!!

8 thoughts on “A Bit of Catching Up to Do

  1. That blanket is just so amazing! Beautiful. So far I have resisted knitted Christmas presents as I’m terrible at meeting deadlines. Maybe some day. Good luck with finishing yours.

    1. Thank you on the compliment about the blanket. I don’t normally do much Christmas gift knitting either but here I am. 🤪

    2. I often knit gifts – if they don’t get them until New Years, that’s OK! This year I expect to have a 75% completion by Christmas Day, but one pair of socks I’m going to let the recipient pick the pattern, and I won’t see her until this weekend, and then only if I’m not snowed in by the coming storm!

      1. That’s a healthy attitude Who needs more stress, right? 😊

  2. I love the photo of the elf dozing by the tree!

    1. Yeah he was being silly. 😁

  3. Nice to hear from you. Love the hat. How are you enjoying Hot Waffles? That’s in my “to knit” list. Happy Holidays!

    1. 👋Alyssa! Thanks! I am enjoying the pattern. It’s very simple and quick to knit but at the same time it has a lovely texture and looks interesting. I recommend it!

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