Christmas is coming!
Yeah, I know it’s hella early to be talking about Christmas projects, normally I would basically ignore that the biggest hand-made gift deadline of the year exists until mid to late November and then panic. In years past I have attempted to make nearly every gift a crochet gift. This hasn’t worked out for a spectacular number of reasons, among them that I live in a rather warm climate so the desire for crocheted things tends to be pretty limited. I’m definitely going to be making at least three gifts for Christmas this year: a shawl, a pair of socks, and an Ice Cream Kitty for my sister.
My mother’s shawl is already underway and I’m really liking it. I’m using a yarn called Freia Fine Handpaint Ombre in Whisper. I think it’s working up beautifully and I really enjoy working with particular yarn. It was pricey at $40 a skein though.
The socks I’m making for one of my sisters are going to be a special challenge because I don’t actually know how to knit socks. I’m learning how to knit, but I’ve been pretty bad about actually trying to go for it. I’ll of course knit a practice pair for myself first before I tackle a pair for her.
Ice Cream Kitty is going to be a special challenge because her shape is kind of odd, but I think I’m going to use Twinkie Chan’s Baby Groot as a kind of psuedo-template to help with general design aesthetic.
I’m going to be going through my crochet stuff soon to collect all of my UFOs to set aside for finishing. If I don’t finish them I’m going to see about doing something with them so they aren’t just laying there forever sad and unfinished. When I have that sorted I’ll see about posting it all so you can see exactly how terrible at finishing things I am!