23 hours ago
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Happy day for the arch-procrastinator
Hurrah! I finally finished knitting my Christmas presents. Can you believe it? January isn’t even over yet, so I am ahead of my usual schedule. A few months ago, Ana gave me some sock yarn to knit a pair of socks for her sweetie Ken, and I had enough left over to knit her a pair too. So here they are – a gigantic pair and a dainty pair. The yarn is a bamboo/wool mix. Actually, I didn't realize it was bamboo when I was knitting them because I don’t think I got the label with the yarn. But I did realize how soft and nice the yarn was to work with. Ana and Ken came to dinner this evening and I presented their socks to them. Ana knew all about the pair for Ken, but I think she was surprised that she got a pair too. My really final Christmas knitting is this pair of mitts which I made using my Plum Blossom Gloves pattern. These were inspired by the Rainey Sisters improvisation on my design. I am having lunch tomorrow with my friend Eileen (who doesn’t read blogs, or I wouldn’t be telling you this), and I will present them then. I finished them this morning at about two A.M. and blocked them a few hours later when I got up. Talk about the eleventh hour. Actually, I guess it is about the fourteenth hour.