Â Anyone else starting to feel the Christmas-knitting pressure?
Finished a simple scarf (white mohair stash yarn I bought in college), and about to cast on some socks.Â The yarn is a heathered grey 100% undyed Jacob sheep yarn handspun by a friend, from her own sheep.Â I have knitted many projects with this yarn – it isÂ beautifully spun and well-balanced, and garments made from it have a fantastic drape. The socks will get some red patterning (100% wool thrifted sock yarn), as of yet to be determined, on the cuff.
We are re-reading The Hobbit aloud as a family in preparation for the movie.Â It has been a year and half since we’ve read it, and we need to brush up before the film is released.Â We’re also planning to have a movie marathon over Thanksgiving weekend and watch all three Lord of Rings. (I’m hoping to accomplish a significant portion of my Christmas gift-making during this time.)
Looking forward to visiting the other knitters in Ginny’s Yarn AlongÂ during some down-time this afternoon. (I’ve promised the big kids they can take out modeling beeswax while we continue listening to The Dark is Rising sequence on book CD during George’s nap.Â Hopefully that guarantees a peaceful afternoon.)