Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Is This Thing On?

Christmas knitting, it gets me every time. Of course, I want to knit something for everyone on my list (whether or not that's actually what my loved ones really want is a debate for another time), and I don't usually stick to easy projects like hats or fingerless mitts. No, I'm all about the lace shawls and the cardigans and the socks. Crazyness...
There's been snow in my neck of the woods, and with the return to standard daylight time, it's getting harder and harder to ignore the impending loomyness of Christmas (one month, 2 weeks and 6 days of knitting left - Aaaack). So of course I cast on something for myself :)

I cast on the Snowball Hat from the Fall 2007 IK on Sunday night. I'm using Malabrigo Worsted (Mmmmmm, Malabrigo.....) and um... the same needle size as on the pattern. This is my first time working a pattern with the yarn doubled, and I'm assuming that the two strands of yarn twisting together is normal? Not that I've bothered to untwist it. Just keep knitting, just keep knitting, that's my motto.

I'll be returning to the real deal in a few days. I've actually got some plain stockinette socks on the needles now (using Regia Kaffe Fassett) that are meant for the gift pile. When those are done, I'll have precisely 2 gifts knit up. Did I mention I have 16 people on my list? Oh boy, here we go again.


Michelle said...

mmm malabrigo...I need to knit with some of that it

Marie said...

I'm impressed... I tried just once to knit with 4 needles and don't unterstand how you can realize this miracle !!