So Friday night I began a simple ribbed hat. Progress was good and that smug feeling returned as I approached the end of the first hat (for S). This success led me to decide yesterday at 4pm that I should make G this cardigan instead. It's Tess from Kim Hargreaves Heartfelt collection. (Bought on Queen of the Frogger's recommendation -- thanks!!) Encouraged by the Big Wool and crazy big 12mm needles I made a trip to John Lewis and bought the yarn and buttons.
I was a knitting dynamo last night and knowing that I'm out for the rest of today I got up at 6:30 and now have the front/back completed and a good chunk of the first sleeve done. That's the good news.
The bad news is that my knitting on 12mm needles with huge yarn is pretty uneven, and the 'lace' pattern on the bottom will definitely need some blocking before I can give it. So, I've got to complete the knitting today, so I can block it tomorrow to have any hope of it being dry enough to wrap and give on Christmas morning. Eeeeeeek.
I'm off in about an hour and won't be back until 7 or 8 tonight. Then it's a late night knitting session so I can block it before I go to bed or first thing tomorrow morning.
Oh yeh - and then I can start S's mittens!
In response to the 'What do you do with the gingerbread house' questions -- well, another Christmas tradition is that the Sunday afternoon after gingerbread house Sunday, C and P host their annual Christmas party. The gingerbread house is used as a centre piece on the food table -- until -- at a moment determined by P -- the children (and there are lots of them) are permitted to begin eating the house. In a display of childhood feasting frenzy it is generally reduced to a few broken sweets and crumbs in about 5 minutes.
Hope you all enjoy the holidays whatever you do!!!