I have several projects on needles right now, all in varying stages. Hopefully I'll get them all done by Christmas. So far not a cookie has been baked, a gift been wrapped, and the Christmas cards are still a work in progress. I think I may have waited a bit too long for everything this year.
Anyway, because I left off last time with this project I'll focus on it today. It is a scarf for my son's girlfriend and it would be done now except I ran out of yarn. Urg. I hate it when that happens. I am now awaiting an order from Knit Picks to pick up where I left off. It's just a pattern I am making up and using a k1p1 stitch throughout. I really like the k1p1 for a scarf because not only is it thick and sort of scrunchy, but the k1p1 hide the switch of colors. I have to tell you I never really did a very good job at connecting colors and in the past have even been known to knot yarn (gasp!), but I found a great new way to start a new color and you can find it here --scroll down to Joining a New Color Yarn and watch the video for Double Knit In Join-- it's awesome. Again, how did we manage to learn to knit without the internet (because neither my mother, grandmother or any aunts have ever knit)? I taught myself how to knit using the continental method on that website, and I've learned every other step since on video.
The scarf yarn is Knit Picks DK Gloss in Black and Peapod. It's very soft and not a bit itchy. I have not yet decided if I am going to put a fringe on the bottom of the scarf -- what do you think?
I haven't really picked up a book since I finished True Devotion, but we have been reading Christmas books every day in school. This one, This is the Star, is a favorite and I was contemplating taking turns reading parts of it out loud on Christmas Eve when my family gathers. It makes me cry, however, and I'd rather not cry in front of every one on Christmas Eve!
Ginny for more knitters and readers.