This nisse is burning the night oil and busy finishing up Christmas presents as I know many of you are. When I thought there was light at the end of the tunnel I found out that my daughter’s roommate might be spending Christmas day with us. She told me that her friend loves hand knit items and sweetly suggested I knit her a ‘green’ hat. Not wanting to pass up a chance to knit with Malabrigo yarn, I dashed to the LYS to see what green loveliness I could find.
With a stack of Harry Potter movies before me and an endless pot of tea, this luscious yarn will become another Koolhaas Hat. I’m probably crazy to select a pattern with so many fidgety stitches but I have visions of Koolhaas stuck in my brain.
I shipped off other presents yesterday to Texas, a Thorpe for my nephew and a Fruit of the Vine scarf for my mother. You guys were so sweet to recommend other bulky-weight yarn for me when I knit my first Thorpe and I tried the Lamb’s Pride Bulky. I love it! However, I wasn’t altogether satisfied with the KnitPicks Alpaca Cloud I chose for Mom’s scarf . The color is pretty but it pooled and the yarn is not as soft as I had hoped it would be. I’m sure my mom will love it because I made it for her but I want to use something luxurious for her next gift!
Hope everyone has finished, or are close to finishing your own Christmas knitting projects. I’m more than ready to knit something for myself and will most likely be a very self-centered knitter come January.