Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas Knitting

Pardon my neglectfulness this past week! I was busy with two (2!!) job interviews, turkey giveaway day at the food pantry, and more social plans than usual. (FYI, do not waste 90 minutes of your life watching Mega Shark versus Giant Octopus, even though you may be tempted by the starring roles of of both Debbie Gibson and Lorenzo Lamas.)

Moving on. I have finished a Christmas gift! It is for my mom, so if you happen to know her...sshhhh. But here it is.

I stole this idea - and borrowed the pattern - from my friend who made one first. I think I like her color choices better, but it's not for me it's for my mom and she has different taste in color.

That's the extent of my Christmas preparation so far, but also this weekend I seamed together the pieces of my Heather Hoodie Vest and knit the short sleeves. Here's a little preview of that project:

Sorry for the pet-indulgence, but Clarence is very attracted to the yarn and the camera battery died before I could get more photos. Next is the hood, which will be an interesting challenge. The hood is designed very large, but I'd like to be small enough that I can actually wear it as a hood without flopping down over my face. It seems like it should be simple, but I've only ever knit one other hood and it was constructed in a completely different way. I'll keep you informed about how it goes!

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