Happy Wednesday! It’s cold here, so naturally we spent the morning at the zoo. I love the zoo in winter. The animals are active, so they are more fun to watch. We are usually the only people there when the temperature is below freezing, which means the kids can run around without running into people. I don’t know why more people don’t visit in the cold, but I suspect it may have to do with their lack of fleece lined jeans.
I really enjoy the start of winter. I like sipping hot tea and knitting whenever possible.
This week I almost finished Elliot’s Christmas sweater. It is currently blocking (please excuse the bad photo, in the winter I block in the basement). I still have to sew the pockets on and weave in the ends. The pockets look awful right now, so I’m hoping that sewing them on will fix them. If not, this sweater might not have pockets after all. I am hoping the buttons get here next week.
I’m working on the toe of my first sock. I am almost ready to start working on socks again.
I’m about to cast on my next project. I’m making the everyday shawl. Instead of using a gradient kit I’m using Shibori-dyed yarn. I’m going to alternate skeins.
This is what the yarn looks like in hanks.
And this is what it looks like in cakes.
Once I wound the yarn it became obvious that the are too different to knit one skein at a time.
Other than the shawl, I’m thinking I might knit up some mittens for the kids or slipper socks for my mother-in-law. I usually make her some felted slippers, but I really don’t like felting projects and I don’t think I have it in me this year.
Are you knitting any Christmas gifts this year?