So there I was, thinking I didn’t have much sewing or knitting in progress and that the holidays were a million miles away, when suddenly Chris Evans on Radio 2 tells me it is only 6 WEEKS TIL CHRISTMAS!
I’m sorry… what?! The man can’t count!
But, um, yeah, time is creeping on and I need to get my ducks in a row (before I shoot them).
What I still need to knit:
- One and a quarter Cambium socks: I was speeding ahead and then ground to halt – why? One more evening should finish Sock One.
- Half a Liquorice Twist Glove: these aren’t a gift (I need them too much myself!) BUT I plan to use the leftover yarn to make:
- A pair of Lotus Eater Mitts
- Mitts or socks for The Boy. Now, this is a no-brainer because he has incredibly wide feet, so the obvious thing to do is knit a pair of Pikes Mitts in worsted weight yarn. But then I spotted the November Mystery Moody Stockings over at Sock Knitters Anonymous: a man-friendly pattern that I would really love to knit… oh dear.
I need a plan.
So this is how it goes:
Re-assess: is it still November?
Sorted! : )
And to fuel all this knitting, let’s all eat Chocolate and Hazelnut Cookies from my latest library book find: Peyton and Byrne’s British Baking… though I am disgruntled to report that a rogue hazelnut broke my food processor when it got stuck under the blade and fused the motor. Mutter mutter mutter.
Nice biscuits nevertheless!