We survived the first wave of Snowmaggedon. It was very strange to hear people telling me "Oh, I heard about London in the news." Now a second wave of winter weather is heading our way, with up to 25 cm of snow expected every 12 hours. Yikes!
A lot of people asked me if I got more knitting done, since I was snowed in. Well, no... because I'm a telecommuter now I don`t really get snow days. However, I have found some time to knit. I've been as busy as an elf, finishing up a whole slew of Christmas gifts. After I finished the obligatory socks, I decided to stash dive for odd balls and knit them up. It's been fun! I see them as bonus gifts. I knit what I like and if it happens to end up in a pretty gift for someone then good. I can't stand the pressure and guilt of traditional Christmas knitting. That sounds odd, but you know what I mean, right?
So, in no particular order, here is the second wave of holiday knits. I guess you could say I've been knitting up a storm. (Oh groan! Bad pun, I should be ashamed.) And all links are to Ravelry for details like yarn and needles.
Dad's Christmas Socks
I love that detail on the bottom of the foot.
Brother-in-law Stand up Comic socks
Tudora Ruff (niece)
Estonian Lace Scarf
This is just a little scarffette, based on a shawl pattern from Nancy Bush's Knitting Estonian lace. I had just one skien of an bamboo, merino and alpaca blend (from an alpaca named Cheri, so you know it's for someone special). I can hardly wait till it finishes blocking to see the softness and drape of it.
I knit one edging, put it on a holder, then knit the other edging and continued into the middle lace until I ran out of yarn. It worked beautifully and I think with a pin to keep it closed, this will be a cuddly accessory for my mother-in-law. I hope she doesn't mind that I didn't make her socks this year. I was feeling all socked out.
How's your Christmas knitting coming? Right now, I feel a hat coming on...