Sunday, November 26, 2017

The [Frantic] Knitting Season is Upon Us

Holiday knitting is fully upon us. And if you're like me, this means a combination of severe procrastination and frantic knitting. My post-Christmas appointment with my massage therapist is already booked -- as my hands and shoulders are about to hurt like hell.

Of course, it doesn't hurt that I already made her something.

The product of a day's knitting up a skein of Malabrigo Worsted. There are worse ways to spend a holiday weekend day. First was Caliometry and a rummage around the apartment located this fancy lion button. 

Second was this Alpine Earwarmer/Headband.  And ultimately this didn't use the full skein, but she got the leftovers for when the button hole has stretched out or the cables need tightening up. 

Much time this weekend was also spent on Ravelry reading through the Indie Giftalong thread. 300+ designers with a 25% coupon code. I did set a limit on just how much I was spending on patterns and I think I only went over by about $10.  Not too bad. Of course, no clue when I'll actually have the chance to knit these -- see holiday knitting and Loopy Academy knitting for spring. But hey, I'll be done entirely with Academy (I hope) next June! So perhaps there is hope. 

In the interim a small gray cat has been complaining that I've been in front of the computer for too long today. 

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