We are in the final days before Christmas. Anna came home last Thursday and will be home for 3 weeks. Today is Emily's last day of school. I will have Thursday and Friday off both this week and next. Let the festivities begin!
I didn't knit much this year for gifts. I did make a hat for my sister,
Susan B. Anderson pattern) and changed it up by using my variegated handspun. I think MK will like it. It is very her.
I'm also making a hat for her husband, Steve, but that had a bit of an issue. I decided last Friday to make it for him. Not a problem, plenty of time to make it before Christmas Day. I had the perfect charcoal grey yarn I spun from Shetland fiber. I found a simple pattern and whipped it up in 24 hours. However, when I tried it on, I decided I needed to add a couple inches to it so it will securely cover his ears. They live in the northern wilds of Wisconsin and shoveling and snow blowing is a big past time (most winters) so having all of your ears covered is a must! This morning I unpicked the woven in end at the top and ripped it back past the decreases, got it back on my needles and started knitting again. I'll finish it tonight and it will be better with the additional length to it.