I’ve found that holiday knitting, for me, is not a gift-turning-out process as much as a de-stress process. I know I am not making something that my intended victim, er, recipient always wanted. I guess I knit for me, because physical movement in a pattern soothes my stressed-out soul. As a little girl, I couldn’t go to sleep at night until after some form of head-banging ritual was exercised. Swinging was absolutely my favorite playground activity. As a teenager, I would go with friends to a deserted playground at night and swing while singing the lyrics to all the Beatles songs we could remember. Now, I find that working a pattern of say, “knit 2, purl 2” over and over anchors me. Maybe some day I will get good at it and people will like that I knit them things. Until then, I’m going to keep practicing.
A Little Last Minute Gift Knitting
December 13, 2012 by jennyskip
“fingerless gloves” on Pinterest? Oh my dear heaven. Ethel went to the Grand Opening of the local Trader Joe’s and brought over some of their limited-time-only holiday triple ginger cookies. I finished this cowl that was featured in the current Love of Knitting mag. I used Red Heart Eco-ways Bamboo yarn, color: cayenne, that I got from eBay a few years ago (gotta whittle down that stash somehow!) then I did a pocket-scarf from the same issue. I used Ester Bitran Tirua, a Chilean wool yarn. Next, I started working on the Simply Magical cowl KAL that is featured on the front cover. I am working some Jewel yarn that I already own rather than buying the Red Heart used in the published pattern, because I want to de-stash a bit.Here’s a pic of Ethel’s boy sweater and hat, from the Louisa Harding Jasmin yarn. She also finished the girl sweater and hat from the purple yarn. These gifts are on their way. Now, she’s finishing up some fingerless gloves to mail to a friend. BTW, have you ever searched
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