Some times, my brain is hijacked by good intentions and I am left wondering what I have gotten myself into. That is the case with this year’s Christmas knitting decisions. After originally telling myself there would be few, if any, knitted Christmas gifts this year, I went ahead and decided about two weeks ago to completely throw that out the window and knit up about four different items that needed to make it to Texas from Toronto in time for Christmas. Yes, well intended, but practically speaking, very, very stupid. Oh well. I’m in too deep now, so there’s no turning back.
The silver lining of this self-imposed situation is that I am enthusiastically enjoying the knitting each of the projects I’ve chosen. I have really cruised through the Puaka shawlette by amazingly talented Frenchie over at Aroha Knits. The body of the shawl was so much fun to knit that I sped through it. Now I am carefully working my way through the lace border with just a few more rows to go before this beauty will be off my needles.
I am also chugging away on my Amethyst Flicker by Jennie for the 2015 GAL KAL after a little hiccup at the start. I originally started it in an amazing pink color only to realize (after actually bothering to read the pattern) that I wasn’t going to have enough yarn. Whoops. So I started over (in an ah-maz-ing shade of purple) and am now almost half way through. I really, really want to keep this goodie for myself, but it might become a gift if I get desperate enough with the whole timing thing.
For now I’ve got to just keep knitting. Just keep knitting. Please tell me your knitting lists are in a similar state of distress…
Linking up with KCCO and yarn along.