So it occurs to me that, as it does every year, that Christmas is sneaking up on me. It might be the piles of work that lay between me and it (both paid and unpaid), or maybe just denial. At any rate, the knitting list?

– super secret project #1 – alllllmost done. I’m hoping to finish up the seam today.
– noro blanket – no further along than the last time I posted.
– xmas gift #1, socks – 1 sock done! Thank goodness for sportweight yarn.
– xmas gift #2, bolero – back and one front done. Need to get on that.
– xmas gift #3, shawl – I’d say 75% done.

giftmas shawl

It’s in worsted weight tweed, on 5.5 mm needles, so it is going pretty fast. Unfortunately, the yarn (Classic Elite Skye Tweed) is crocking off on my fingers – they turn black after just a few rows! So that’s making it a bit sucky.

You know, I guess that’s really it. It just seems so daunting. And then there’s the paid working (on a deadline) that needs to get done as well.

How on earth am I going to finish everything??

6 Responses to “is it down to the wire yet?”

  1. Kristy

    That’s not too bad, you’ve got loads of time… 21 days to be exact. Okay, maybe not loads of time, but at least everything is started and that’s better than most :)

  2. Marie

    The yarn turns your fingers black? I’ve never heard of that! What happens when someone wears the garment?

  3. jenna

    I hate it when work gets in the way of my knitting! You’ll get it all done. Did you forget that you knit at the speed of light?!

  4. thomaus

    Hi, I’m blindly asking for advice from some of the Toronto knitting blogs.

    My wife has asked for a set of bamboo knitting needles for Christmas. The closest I’ve found is at the Wool Mill on the Danforth. They have a 10″ set. I think she’d want a larger set. This is starting to look like it’s going to be hard to find.

    Is there a good shop (hopefully East or Central Toronto) that would be a good place to find a set of these?


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