What's on your Christmas wish list?
Well, I haven't gotten much done on the second mitten, it's been busy. I worked Friday and then we went to a karaoke bar with my cousin and some friends, that was fun because we don't get to go out much. Then we slept late and went to a punk rock charity craft/flea market where we got a Misfits record (VINYL!) for $10! And I thought it would be fun to do crafts and sell them there if they do it again. Then we looked at a bunch of antique stores... we wanted a doily for the dining room table and Ingi wanted a cabinet for the corner. We didn't find either, but it was still fun. Maybe I should just knit a doily from the 60's magazines I have... maybe that's a good summer project. And he managed to find 3 shirts he liked, which is good because he needs them, two of which at the GAP of all places! (I think I should make his sister tease him about this.) I don't know how people make all these knitted Christmas gifts.... I suppose if I didn't need mittens, I could make my mittens as a gift and so on... but I think one knitted Christmas present is going to be my limit this year. I thought about making Ingi cashmere socks, but I think he'd notice me making them... how does one knit for someone they live with? Do you hide in the bathroom and knit? Knit under a blanket in front of the TV? Shout, "Look, there's Ethel Merman!" and then pull out knitting while the other person is distracted?
I just found out a friend of mine that I haven't seen in a while had a baby. Well, I used to work with her husband, and I've sort of lost touch with both of them. Still, I know she would really love a knitted gift, so I am thinking of making her these booties
. The pattern is for charity, so I suppose I should make some to donate to the NICU where a friend of mine works as well. It looks like a fun project. And I should have enough leftover yarn to make them. Maybe this is why I can't commit to making Christmas gifts. Oh, and I have another Christmas gift I'd like to make, but I don't know if I will have time.
Anyway, since there's nothing to show pretty pictures of, I figured I'd go with a Christmas-themed post, seeing as the Christmas decorations are sprouting up outside and the Christmas music is on in the stores. What's on your Christmas list? Maybe Victorian Lace Today
? (It looks nice but I don't need any lace projects right now.)
Here's mine (a couple I mentioned the other day):Knitting NatureTwo-end Knitting
The back issue collection of Hugur og hönd, 1967-1997
But this one here, this one is the book I want the most, it just looks really nice. (And check out the felted flower lights she makes, what a neat idea!)Rósalepparprjón í nýju ljósi
I had read about this book and forgotten about it again until I came upon this
, look at the sweater design! And there is a little more about it in the blurb about the exhibit
If you google, you can find out about mail ordering it. Or if you want it in English, you should be able to wait until next year.