Not a lot of knitting this week with the Thanksgiving holiday and prepping the house for the Christmas holidays. We will fly back from Florida for a couple of days at Christmas but won’t have time to decorate as our 3 days home are already scheduled up. I also baked a lot of cookies to have for when we return and to drop off some as we visit our daughter and son on the drive down to Florida. Probably won’t get a lot of knitting done this coming week either as we spend 20 hours in the car driving to Florida with me doing 80% of the driving.
ANOTHER HUBBY SWEATER UPDATE
I’m still plugging along on hubby’s sweater. I did realize that I had too many stitches in the sleeves and too few in the front/back sections. So I’ve modified some rows to do extra sleeve decreases and not do front/back decreases. I’ve spread the modified rows evenly over the length of the yoke so I’m hoping the slight jogs in the raglan will look like a “design element”. I know hubby is going to complain that the V is too deep (grumble, grumble) so I’ve bought him a long sleeved t-shirt for Christmas to wear under it and thus “fill in” the V. There still is a ribbed collar to add to the V which I hope will also help fill it in some. Suspect he won’t be asking for another sweater which is fine with me. Takes too long to knit a 52″ chest anyway.
I’m thrilled that my youngest son’s girlfriend has decided to take up knitting. She is doing fantastic. I’m so impressed with the consistency of her stitches!! I hope she sticks with it. She does tend to hop from new hobby to new hobby. She is currently knitting a blanket with some chunky yarn she already had. Poor thing was using straight needles so the stitches were soooo bunched up on the needle. Luckily I found a very inexpensive set of Knitters Pride acrylic interchangable needles with cords at Hobby Lobby. It’s the same set I bought 5 years ago when I first learned to use circular needles. I still use the needles! So I’ve given them to her as an early Christmas gift.
That’s if for this week. Today we load up the car. I’ve packed a bunch of knitting in addition to the projects I left last year and are waiting for me. Hopefully everything fits in the car!!
Hope you have a wonderful advent season.
This is a year of projects (YOP12) update. YOP is a Ravelry Group – make a plan for the year ahead for all your fiber activities, then update your blog each week. Plans can be calendar year (like mine) or mid-year start (like many). Following the plan is optional and creates some of the fun of posts. YOP started it’s 12th year in July and I’m starting my third year in the group. I’ve been knitting for six years.