Christmas knitting

Last Thursday I cast on the second (and only other) Christmas present project. Every year my side of the family draw names for the adult gift giving and this year I will be giving my father a gift. This has helped cut down our expenses quite a bit for the holidays and I’m thrilled that this tradition seems to be sticking. I’ve decided to make him a large care package of little indulgences that he would not usually think to buy for himself. I thought a simple, warm scarf would add nicely to the box.

Purl Bee’s No Rib scarf is a really great pattern. It’s so easy, it makes for perfect late night “tired” knitting because you really don’t need to think and can work on auto pilot. It doesn’t hurt that I’m using one of my most favourite colours either, so this scarf might actually make the deadline!


I’m still listening to Jane Eyre on Craftlit. I only have three chapters left and it’s been a pleasure to listen to. I’ve just started reading Jamie Ford – Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and it’s been a great tonic to all of the Stephen King I’ve been wading through lately. My nerves needed a break! I’m only a short way into it, but it’s really good so far.

Onward Christmas knitting!

Joining Ginny today for the yarnalong – have a peek, there’s always amazing knitting going on!

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19 Responses to Christmas knitting

  1. Jeanette says:

    I love that pattern! I’m making a couple as gifts too and have one completed. I’m working on one now for my son in Alaska. I love the color your using…its one of my favorites too!

  2. Anissa says:

    Thank you so much for mentioning Craftlit! I had never heard of it so I looked into it already and it sounds awesome!! Many happy knitting hours will be spent while listening to some classics this Christmas season! Happy knitting to you!

  3. I need to check out Craftlit for sure. Loving your scarf! Those are the best kinds of projects. Very meditative.

  4. Debbie says:

    beautiful!!! it looks like something i could handle!!!!

  5. Amanda says:

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the book I started but didn’t finish but not for any real reason….

    • caroline says:

      Ooooooo which one?? Jane Eyre or the bitter sweet one? I love Jane Eyre, but will admit that most of the pleasure of it for me has been in the discussion on the Craftlit podcast surrounding each chapter. The other novel, I like it so far – short bite sized chapters….. interesting storyline

  6. Debby says:

    What a great idea about drawing names for the gift giving and the care package sounds perfect. I love that scarf pattern and when I’ve finished making a Cobblestone sweater for my husband, I think that scarf would work perfectly with it. Thanks for directing us to the pattern.

    Enjoy the last chapters of Jane Eyre…One of my all time favourite reads.
    Happy knitting,

  7. Elise says:

    That’s a gorgeous design and very like the wool colour I’m using too, clearly we have awesome taste! 🙂

  8. Adrienne says:

    Haha … it is a great pattern isn’t it! My crazy rainbow version is only 5-6 inches from completion, and I can see me knitting another one (but with less crazy yarn).

    Your scarf is gorgeous! I’m sure your dad will love it.

  9. KATHY B says:

    Lovely knit up. Looks manly!

  10. fawn says:

    I have never heard of Craftlit either! Off to check it out now!
    The scarf is looking great. Everyone can use a hand knit scarf!!!

  11. karen says:

    I enjoyed that book immensely. Yay for nearly being done with the holiday knitting. I’m getting there!!

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