Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Planning for Xmas knitting

I'm looking ahead to the upcoming gift-giving season and assessing what Must Be Done by then. First, what's in the works that truly ought to be done by December?

  • Narcisse - ugh, the embroidery!
  • Crocus cardigan - pieces are finished, some assembly required
  • Meadow Flowers shawl for Louise's - just barely started
  • OXO gansey - only 60 cm of back completed
  • .... countless other Works Not In Progress which shall remain nameless

OK, so that's sort of a lot.. what else can/must I take on. I've got my eye on four recipients and even have patterns picked out for a couple of them. I'd better refrain from naming the recipients in case by some fluke they read this. I'll tell you about the Future Xmas Works in Progress instead:
  • #1 - Thanks to Abigail, I took a closer look at the Patternworks catalog that arrived this week. I love this Toggle Cardigan in Lite Lopi. Haven't picked a color yet, but this sweater must be made
  • #2 - Siobhan's baby is coming in early December. I'm thinking of repeating the "washcloth" hooded cardi, this time in orange and green
  • #3 - A tie. A knitted tie. I have high hopes for the winter issue of Interweave Knits
  • #4 - a Toddler item of some sort for an 18 month - 2 year old. I've thought about making Narcisse again, but I just can't bring myself to do it. (Ugh, the embroidery.) Jeni had a lovely baby-sized pullover called Opptuna in Noro Silk Garden at Sunday's S-n-B. I have tons of Silk Garden which I thought was going to be a mosaic squares jacket. I think the Silk Garden will definitely be the yarn, but what pattern? Suggestions, anyone?

Hmm.. If I'm going to get 4 more prezzies done by the end of the year, I'd better move my thang on Crocus and Narcisse. Nevermind that knitting Meadow Flowers is way more fun than seaming or dreaded embroidery. We have deadlines to meet!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the idea of the knitted tie! That'd be perfect for my little brother... I'll have to look into that! -emily

October 05, 2004 7:19 PM  
Blogger Ilona said...

Oooooh! I love that Toggle Cardigan! I might have to make it too!

October 06, 2004 8:50 AM  
Blogger Abigail said...

That toggle cardigan is cute! I couldn't find the sweater I was talking about on the website.

I did find a clog pattern I want to try (maybe to make presents) and I like the felted daypack on the Interweave site for a gift for a friend. I'm not sure if I should thank you or curse you for enabling my buying. ;)

October 06, 2004 4:04 PM  

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