Heh, heh. Whenever I think “xmas” now, I think Futurama. Ahhhh.
So that’s the extent of my gift knitting – a pair of Trekking socks for my aunt. Everyone else is getting bought presents, and I’m just not giving as many this year, either. Not really feeling christmas-y, to be honest. But my aunt will much appreciate these.
In the meanwhile, I’ve been finishing up something new and knitty to be worn tomorrow – feels like the first finished thing in a long time! I’m feeling the finishing frenzy. Hopefully that means a few more things off the needles soon!
So the cabled cardi is done! The knitting was done quite awhile ago but I just didn’t feel like doing the seaming. It’s just being lightly spray blocked since I want to wear it tomorrow – I also don’t have any buttons, but it looks great just open too. Pictures of it being modeled tomorrow, I think. For those asking/will ask, it’s #19 from Vogue’s Fall 2006 issue. I used Elann Highland Chunky and it came out absolutely super. The sleeves especially fit great, and I really like the shawl collar (modified from the original).
That’s it for now – time to kick back and do some fun knitting. My family doesn’t really do anything on Christmas Eve, so we’re just cleaning up like crazy for the big family get-together at our house tomorrow. I’m planning on doing the modified-coconut-cheesecake thing tonight, as minis (muffin cups)! Should be interesting. And tomorrow, I’m planning on doing stuffed squash and some veggies. And mashed sweet potatoes!
I’ll leave you with something that’s been making me smile (and getting stuck in my head) this xmas season…a little Peter Griffin. Happy Holidays!