Did you hear the angels as they burst into a chorus at the weekend? Hooray. The hat, yes the ‘knit three times’ one, is off the needles. Happiness is a finished object. I think I can safely say I probably won’t do this pattern again. Chris seems over the moon with the way it turned out but I’m not loving the ‘kind of is’, ‘kind of isn’t’ a slouch thing or the little holes that appear on the decrease part. Really the only important thing is the happiness of the recipient so I’m moving on to projects new.
Next up is the Squirrels jumper for Robin. I’d like this to be his mama handmade Christmas gift so I think I have 16 sleeps to knit. Crikey. That suddenly sounds terrifyingly close but I think it is doable. Well, it has to be so there may be some late nights. I’m making a few amendments to the pattern in the form of additional colour work to the sleeve and body hems, just to bring in some contrast to the green. I did the hem last night and really enjoyed myself. The body should be a quick knit ahead of the sleeve construction then joining the pieces altogether and tackling the squirrels.
How about you? How is your gift knitting coming along? I don’t think there is a nicer gift than a hand knit and i’m itching to catch up with how your projects have progressed.