Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gift Knit Update

Two more gifts got finished. This is from about two weekends ago now. They got done mainly because they are CHUNKY. Chunky is definitely the way to go for my gift knitting. Chunky plus accessory = speed. Obvious I know but in previous years my focus on a pair of socks for x, y and z took the idea that small accessory item = speed. Not in 4 ply yarn and a bazillion stitches - one day I tried to count how many stitches in a sock. I wonder how many in a knee sock? Stop! I'm not going there I'm going to the sofa to knit like the wind. As, of the rest of what the list boiled down to: these socks (it's hard to make two of something when your notes are so crumby!), 

a big, plumptious Springtime Bandit shawl, two hats and one scarf are started but unfinished and one scarf and an owl are still just wool and dreams. I may be crazy but I think I'm going to get everything finished as most of the gifts are for people I'm seeing between Christmas and New Year. Yay deadline extension! And today the snow finally arrived here in Oxford so I've got the perfect excuse to stay put with the needles all weekend.

10 comments:

Andrea... said...

Love the gorgeous chunky mittens! And lovely snowy pics! I have decided to make my presents for next year asap!

Rose Red said...

the chunky mittens are fab! Just perfect for that snowy weather (as is it for staying in and knitting!)

Rachel said...

I love your chunky mittens! And I love how optimistic you are on a gift knitting list that makes me cringe just looking at it and I'm not even doing the knitting! I have faith though and will look forward to the post saying all was completed in time! Happy holidays to you and your family!

Kathy said...

chunky may be the only reason anyone is getting holiday gifts this year! congrats and beautiful knits.

marycatharine said...

Love the mitts! Snowy weather is perfect for a cozy speed knitting session.

Charity said...

Love those mitts! Happy gift knitting - you can do it! :o)

knitting sprouts said...

never manage more than tea cosies and fetchings for christmas gifts - and now everyone has those! the snow looks so beautiful and the gifts are just wonderful. I hope someone makes you something wonderful too

Bells said...

chunk is good. You're right. Smart move. And deadline extensions are the best. You'll get there!

drkknits said...

heh,we hear the snow has arrived in a major way. hope you werent planning on going anywhere, but it sounds like you will be well fitted out if so. i wish our climate was more suited to the knitting of chunky gifts, they look great!

Lynne said...

Wow! That snow picture is so pretty but I don't like the cold!

My relatives came from the Wantage area of Berkshire; not too far (at least by Australian standards) from Oxford.

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