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!