I made a Grinchy kind of commitment this year. No hand knit Christmas gifts unless they happen to get finished in time for Christmas Day. Things have been a little different for me in the last year. I’ve been tackling some health issues and trying to be there for my grandparents. So, my goal is for us to have as much of a “no pressure” Christmas as we can.
Then Dani, of Little Bobbins, hosted a Mitt-a-Long and so you know the rest. I joined to make one, teeny, tiny gift. My daughter liked my Linden Mitts after I made them last year, but I wasn’t sure I had enough yarn, Journey had just been released and I wanted to make it all, there were KALs… Basically, a million other knitty things happened and I forgot all about them. Plus, we had like 10 cold days last year.
A couple of weeks ago, I pulled out my leftover Felici yarn in Kingpin (It’s the awesome color Jane used in her sample) and thought I’d shorten the cuff a tiny bit and see what happened. If I run short of yarn I can do one of two things: make them fingerless or rip back and reduce cast on stitches, in the hopes that blocking out will compensate for a more slender mitten. Then, my gift knitting is done.
Truly, if I just worked through my stash I think my husband would find that gift enough, but I may happen to finish a pair of cabin socks for him to wear around the house. Our house is on piers and we have wooden floors, so he’d like a gift like that. But, I’ll get there when I get there! No pressure, right?