Thursday, November 30, 2006

Really, I have been too busy to post!

It is the end of the semester, and I have been totally SWAMPED with work. Things are starting to slow down a bit. I have one paper to write and two short stories to revise, then I am all done for the year. My grades are still high, and I hope to get straight As the semester.

Sadly, there has been NO knitting. I have only finished one thing in the past two week. My Irish Hiking Scarf is done (but, I don't feel like hunting down the camera to take a picture). I have actually gone a whole day with out knitting a stitch. I have gone two and three days with not so much as a purl.

I did start a sock on Thanksgiving that is now languishing in my WIP basket. I do have a really wonderful alpaca scarf nearly done for my Aunt Kim's birthday. It is soft, warm, and PURPLE!

I have been putting a lot of thought into my Christmas gift giving knitting. I need things to be down and dirty, fast. I know the new Knitty is coming out, and it will have lots of things to add to my list, but I have several things I want to start making so that I am well prepared.

Lots of Sweet Mary Janes are at the top of my list. I have about 20 balls of Wool of the Andes to help with that.

These and those are also high on my list of things to make this year.

My DD would just die for Pasha. She would die a second time for this!

and I am sure this hat would be great for lots of people on my list. The BOYFRIEND of my DD would enjoy We Call Them Pirates.

I just wish I could find something cool with a guitar or sax on it for my son. Then my list would be complete. Any ideas?

Happy Knitting!


Purl said...

I am SO sorry--days without knitting are terrible! I've been busy with work, but I haven't been studying as much as I should. Xmas knitting is going slowly. I look forward to hearing more of your quick gift ideas, especially with a guitar or sax.

SalemRose said...

Well, now I've had to add the fingerless gloves and the hat to my "I wanna make that" list! ;)