Tonight I’ve come to the conclusion that reading other knitting blogs is probably not good for me right now.
As I’ve been stating numerous times, I have ALOT of Christmas knitting to do. So much that I probably should have gotten a start on Dec 26, 2013. So, as I was reading another blog and I had favorited probably the 5th pattern of the night on Ravelry from reading said blog, I found a pattern that I felt like I had to knit right that very second. I literally almost got up from my computer and went upstairs to start winding the yarn.
Here is the pattern or possibly this one. With this yarn….I absolutely love this yarn. I got this two years ago at Maryland Sheep & Wool. It is from Neighborhood Fiber Co. I had originally bought it to make this.
Then I remembered myself and the fact that I am on a speed knitting mission right now because I really need to finish some things so I can free up the needles in order to start some of my Christmas stuff. Plus I need to sit and really decide on certain patterns for some gifts, right now I only have basic ideas on what I want to make for some people.
Here is my list so far…
Logan: Minecraft blanket. Not so stressed about this since football practice is underway. I’ve realized I can get a square done at practice a night. So even if I do this only at practice I should be good. I have 10/100 squares finished. Almost finished with one color half finished with another.
Cole: Arlo sweater. I have the yarn picked out for this.
I need to rip out a shawl I’m not doing so I can have the needles so I can start this ASAP.
Ryan: a blanket I think. I was thinking sweater but he made a comment awhile back about not having his own blanket to cover up with. I really need a good pattern though.
Mom: Was thinking of an Elfe. Not sure though. I’d like it to be a sweater of some type. Possibly another Pull Me Over? She’s complaining because I had promised her a sweater for Christmas many years ago. I still have it, not finished. It is absolutely HORRIBLE. The color is disgusting. I don’t know what I was thinking. Just awful. So glad I never finished it.
MIL: a really nice blanket/lap blanket. She is very crafty isn’t a knitter though. Very hard to buy for and never wants anything. Thought it would be a good idea to make something knitted for her. No ideas though.
SIL: I work with this SIL, she crochets and kinda of knits. She went with me to learn how to knit a very long time ago and also taught me how to read crochet patterns. Constantly comments about wanting a shawl. Was thinking of Dream Stripes with this yarn..
Its a bad picture. Its KnitPicks Stroll/Glimmer, so it has sparkly bits throughout.
Jane: This is my FIL’s wife. I do usually knit her something small. Was thinking of something easy. A set of coasters or dish towels/cloths. Could be a last minute thing. Not stressing over this one, if it happens it happens.
Very excited that the majority of this I can do from stash yarn. I will have to buy yarn for some but not all. I have a ton of bulky yarn that I’m hoping to use for at least one of the blankets.
Any ideas? Favorite quick easy patterns? Am I absolutely delusional thinking I’ll get all of this finished in time for Christmas?