Sunday, December 23, 2007

It's almost Christmas!



Happy Holidays! I can't believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve! I hope I'm ready, and I haven't forgotten anything. Hubby is getting one IOU for a gift, since the thing I ordered him didn't come in. I think everyone else's gifts are here and wrapped. We'll just have to see if Santa shows up, and fills the stockings and leaves a gift for each kid.

I really want to wear my new socks tomorrow. I'm knitting them with some Tofutsies that Rhoda sent to me. Right now the gusset is cruising along on the second sock. I (of course) changed the pattern a bit. It's the Tidal Wave sock pattern, but I continued the patterning down the foot, instead of just on the leg. I always make such a short leg (3 pattern repeats instead of 5) that I wanted the pretty to go on longer. The bottom of the foot is stockinette, of course, but the top keeps going lacy until I get to the toe.

I love this yarn. It is a little splitty, but not enough to bug me. It's soft, and since it has some fiber from shrimp and crab shells, I can't resist! hehe

The wind is wild and crazy right now, and the lights flickered once, so I'm afraid the power will go out. I don't want to stop posting, though, now that I finally have my hands on the computer.

We had our last little knit-in of the year at the third grade class last Wednesday. The kids are so into knitting, it's great! LD handknit three gifts this year for her teacher, and two friends. I didn't take pictures before she gifted them, though. Ugh! What kind of proud Momma am I? I didn't get any pictures of the dishcloths and soap socks I gifted, either. Jeeshe!

Every Wednesday after lunch, the kids in the third grade can stay inside for recess, and knit. The teacher, her friend, and I are reaping another generation of knit-wits. After recess, the teacher reads out loud, and the kids can keep knitting, if they listen to the story. They just love it. One girl has knit a mitten, and started the second, and one little guy made himself a scarf. We'll continue after the new year, and we're going to have a spinning lesson. They are going to make spindles out of cds, and the wool is already here, ready and waiting. Fun stuff, lucky little kids!

I still have to felt the last pair of slippers I made as a gift, but they aren't going anywhere until New Year's Eve, so I have time. Other than that, I guess I'm ready for Christmas. I'd better be, anyway!!

Well, time to go work on those socks.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas, and knit-tacular New Year!!!!

13 comments:

Carrie said...

Your socks look great. That Rhonda is pretty nice. And yay for making more knitwits! Soon we shall be the norm....

I'm crossing my fingers that this wind doesn't knock Santa off course! Merry Christmas!

Valerie said...

Wow I wish we had a class/program like that when I was going to school. That sounds like so much fun! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!! And those socks, are splendid!

Red Dog Knits - Kristi and Otis said...

Merry Christmas to you and your whole clan!

Mouse said...

Merry Christmas! (and Happy Festivus too..)

Jeanne said...

Merry Christmas!

Deborah said...

Have a great week and enjoy the break from school! Happy Holidays to you all!

Janice said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours! And also wishing you a Happy Knitting New Year!!

knitterbunny said...

Hang on to your hat then! lol It was blowing like a banshee here last night too.

Keep safe.

del said...

You've done so much Christmas knitting; I'm so jealous! :-) I hope you all have a great holiday!

Scattered Gemini said...

Merry Christmas!

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Merry Cristmas to you! May your New Year be full of Knittery goodness!
I enjoyed making the knitted portions of gifts this year and wish I had a little more time to make some more as I run out of time and yarn in some cases,LOL
Those hats and slippers are gorgeous you did a great job!!!!Love the colours!!!

schrodinger said...

Merry Christmas to you!!

g-girl said...

oh, i totally forgot to comment on how great the socks look!! :) i love that ld made her teachers handknit gifts! :) btw, thank you for the soap sock (yummy!) and the super cool washcloth that came with it. thank you ld too! :)