I'm waiting for the moving truck to arrive (it's delayed so will be 2 more days) and thought I'd at least let you know what I've been up to with my Christmas knitting.
I did start a sweater for my youngest nephew. Since he's growing fast and the time is short I opted for the Easy Baby Cardigan. I'm using Misti Alpaca Tonos Pima Silk in Strawberry Jam color. It is looking very "pink" in this light, but it is a true red. I have noticed that this yarn is overdyed on the darkest shade of red and I'm hoping it will wash out okay. Right now, there are small holes in the fabric from the places where the dark yarn (which is thinner because of the thick coating) is used. I'll let you know if it works itself out. I'm really hoping it does.
I also started the Array Cowl -- it's such a pretty pattern but so slow to knit. Not sure I'll get this one finished on time what with the unpacking and all (and it's less than a week before we head to Ontario for Christmas) but there is a 6 hour plus flight to get me to Toronto, so I might just finish it on the way.
I had some other ideas for gift knits as well, but I've decided that this will have to be the end of holiday knitting for this year. It's always more fun to knit gifts when you have lots of leisure time so I'll just have to start earlier next year (like maybe January?)
Earlier this year one of my Boston neighbors had given me several huge bags of acrylic yarns that were in his grandmother's stash when she died. I decided to pass the yarn on to my mom for her charity knitting. As you can see, she's made good use of it. These are some of the blankets, hats and mittens she knit up for various charities.
And she didn't neglect her annual contribution to the hospital's baby hat program.
Hmm, at 84 years of age, she is one prolific knitter, wouldn't you say?
Hands up if you wondering why it's taken you weeks to knit up one measly cowl! (Oh, or is that just me?)