Wednesday, December 19, 2012
It's the last WIP Wednesday before the big day and Christmas workshop activities are in full gear.
My first priority is to finish the second Heelless Sleeping Sock. I'm planning Christmas drinks with Shirley tomorrow or Friday evening and hope to gift these then. The fact that there's about half a sock plus a toe still to knit, and not much coloured yarn left is somewhat disquieting but I'm trying not to think about it. After all, there's always more yardage in those little balls than you'd think, right? RIGHT? There just HAS to be!
The super secret Christmas knitting project is not done and the shipping deadline for that has passed. No choice but to wrap and send the store-bought portion ahead with a little note of my intentions to follow up with handmade portion in the New Year. With luck I can still finish and mail before the end of December.
At the same time I've been matching up dishcloths with handmade soaps in little Christmas bundles for those on my list who get just a little something and not a full-blown present. They're awfully cute little gifts once tissue and bows are added. Makes me with I'd been a bit more industrious on the dishcloth front through the year :)
And finally, in anticipation of wrapping up all things Christmas in the next few days I've got this skein of red sock yarn ready. Another tradition is a pair of red socks ahead of Chinese New Year for a friend with whom I share an upcoming birthday. The colourway is "Here Comes Trouble" and, wonders never cease, I think my iPhone did a good job capturing the actual colour. It is unabashed, take-no-prisoners, here-comes-trouble RED. Almost a shame to think of putting on shoes!
Got a minute or two? Be sure to check out the links at Tami's Amis to see how industrious all the other elves are being :)