Sweaters for small ones are so satisfying.
You get the enjoyment of knitting those hems and collars in record time (the beginning and end that I always look forward to).
You get the thrill of small lace or colorwork patterns that last only long enough to be fun, not long enough to question your sanity.
And you get the immense sense of accomplishment that comes with knitting two complete sleeves. Because sleeve knitting sucks. But finishing sleeves is awesome.
I’ve started my Christmas knitting and I’ve already knitted two matching sweaters for my niece and nephew. They don’t read yet (I think), so I’m not worried that I’ll spoil the surprise. I’ve even purchased the most adorable buttons for each sweater.
It’s not even October yet. More Christmas knitting is definitely in the offing. Some folks are getting socks. Others are definitely going to be getting one of these Toph hats. So cool!
I’m knitting socks for a local political candidate who really inspires me. Hopefully those will be done by Christmas too. Soxtherapist and I ran into her at our local food coop. She let us trace her feet so I can make a proper Fish Lips Kiss Heel sock.
In the midst of all this Christmas knitting, all I really want to do right now is spin. Spinning some deep stash right now: Abstract Fibers Polwarth/Silk in the Crater Lake colorway. I’ve had this stuff since my honeymoon in Oregon. A little compacted with storage, but the colors can’t be beat.
I’m a little fiber-nuts. How are you doing?