I’m sure you know that – and you possibly have a calendar with an active countdown. If so, I’m guessing either a) you have small children b) you’re giving handmade gifts this year or c) all of the above.
I am – in an extremely unusual move – actually thinking about making things for people for Xmas. I know I need to actually commit to the idea and start if it’s going to be a reality… But for now I’m just mulling. You see, I need to get some stealth measurements, and that’s going to be the tricky part. If I can figure out how to get the measurements, then the project itself is pretty workable. I think. It could be denial talking, too.
I’m eerily prepared for the season this year – or at least, I’m acres ahead of my usual festive planning. We’re headed to Saskatchewan, to do the grand loop of family, and I got a fake tree for the house. Thanks to Costco and the local art markets, I’m pretty well set for gifts. There’s a couple loose ends, but they are minor. Things like lipgloss** for the babysitter, and some more baking. I made bourbon spiced pecans the other day, and I’m going to need to make several more pounds.
My Amoryn is convinced that she needs a blankie*; that’s one of the things she’s asked for. I have nothing against making her a blanket, but it’s not going to be for a deadline! In my books, Xmas gifts should be a surprise. And if I’m going to make Amoryn a blanket, I darn well want her to understand how long it took me!
I also don’t know if I have anything in my stash that would work for a blanket for her. I have some Noro Silk Garden and Ayatori that would be really lovely – but I only have enough for a sweater, not a decent sized blanket, so I’d need to buy a pile more. And I sort of feel like spending $250 on yarn for a blanket for a six-year old is a slightly questionable thing to so. And if I’m thinking it’s questionable, well then…
I have rather a lot of Eco+, but isn’t in the brilliant rainbow tones so loved by Am. Oh! But I do have a sincerely astonishing amount of a sincerely astonishing boucle… maybe I should knit that into a blanket for her! I was going to weave it into a poncho, but despite my best intentions, my little loom and I rarely connect.
It’s this stuff – Noro Wadaiko. Bulky boucle; 91m/100g.
Except this picture is maybe a little muted and doesn’t fully convey the long color run of rainbow. I think I just decided on what I’ll be knitting over the Xmas road trip!
So. Now if and what to knit for Xmas…
*Or something else from Sephora.
**Inspired, of course, by the creation of the new Crunchie.