Well, I'm not. hehe Not mine nor anybody else's. But at least I would feel a bit justified getting these books:
I keep hoping someone I know will have a baby so I could knit any of these pretty things:
If you're having a baby, give me a shout. I'd be more than happy to oblige. But first, I need to knit up some things for Christmas. I've been a good little elf, finishing up some gift items which need to be photographed so I can show you, but there's still quite a way to go. I thought it would be a good idea to list the stuff I'd like to finish before
I start Powder Puff the end of the year, so as to make my thoughts just a little more concrete, and eek out some commitment on my part. In no particular order...
I shouldn't have started something new when there're lots of little things that need to be finished, but I really wanted to try the Rowan RYC Soft Lux, which was purchased to make a vest for my mom. Now it's going to be a vest for me! :D Hmm...doesn't this look a little like Electra? It's going to be Penelope, from the RYC Classic Woman brochure. The k2p2 ribbing in the round is perfect for supervising the kids during midterm madness. (Go ahead and quiz me; I know the Hong Kong syllabuses for Primary one, three, and four courses like the back of my hand.)
I couldn't very well just take my mom's gift without having a replacement, could I? This is from Wrap Style, which I bought on impulse. The photographs are at least clearer than the ones in Scarf Style, but out of the whole book, I really only like the Shetland Triangle (above), and the burgundy KSH wrap. In an effort to pare down the stash, I'll probably use this 4-ply angora/wool. But this pink is so not a mom color, which means I just might have to dye it!! The fun!! :D Dyeing after knitting, is that asking for trouble? Let's find out!
There are lots of things I'd like to make from Handknit Holidays but I've decided on three for the time being. The gloves are for me. (ahem) ...to knit for Nona's Peaceful Palms knitalong. Since I've only got two balls of that lovely pink Jaeger Cashmina (pure decadence), these gloves will be fingerless, and most likely beadless too.
I haven't decided on the yarn for the mitts with flaps but hopefully it'll be something from stash. Does Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk sound good? The log cabin socks will be done up in Debbie Bliss merino chunky. They look so comfy, I might make two pairs...but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Blasts from the past. Here're projects half done, almost done, and just need to be done. You can imagine the sneezes going on with digging up all these for photographing.
UFOs from at least a year ago. The black shrug is from IK spring 2003 and just needs a k1p1 band around the edge. The wool cotton cardi was started two years ago, soon after I started knitting. I had wanted to embroider different colored threads around the eyelets but chickened out. It just needs sewing up! The Rayne scarf (from Jaeger brochure 22) is half done. And you might recognize the cherry scarf, which Terhi had finished recently. It's the embroidery here, too, that has had me stalling. All so close, yet so far. Thing is, I still really like all these projects so I'm determined to get them done!!
I'd better get these done soon too, before they become UFOs as well:
To round things off, a couple of gifts I was thinking of knitting last year but didn't get around to:
Later 'gator mitts from Stitch n Bitch Nation for nieces and nephews, and a single skein of Jaeger 4-ply Silk for a little lacy scarf minus the sequins. There're a couple bags I'd like to make too. Does anyone know of a good place to hide and knit, uninterrupted??