So Christmas was almost a week ago and I’ve been completely remiss in posting about the knitting related gifts I got. Mostly because I wanted to take pictures before I made a post…and I’m lazy.
ANYWAY! Here we go!
First up is The Principles of Knitting by June Hemmons Hiatt. I’ve been looking at this book for MONTHS and put it as one of the highest wishes on my gift list and I was lucky enough to receive it. I’ve only flipped through it so far, but there is a TON of information and illustrations. I’m pretty sure if I ever have a question about ANYTHING I can find an answer in here.
Yes, it is what you think it is. A mother-effing yarn swift y’all!! This was my “santa” gift request. I wanted one for ages and had been holding off on winding any yarn that were in hanks JUST IN CASE. I even went so far as to give my sister warnings when Knit Picks would stop shipping in time for Christmas. While this one isn’t from knit picks, I’m absolutely IN LOVE WITH IT. In fact, he’s been named Ricky Swift. Because I AM AWESOME. I also received a skein of Lion Brand Homespun from my secret santa at work…I may talk about knitting too much…
In regards to current progress, I’m working on a pair of socks for myself and I’m nearly done with the first one.
I need to start on the boyfriend’s mom’s hat soon since I’ll be heading up next week. But I’m sure I can cut it close.
Now, with 2013 quickly approaching I need to figure out what I’m going to do to improve my knitting.
Mallory’s to do list of knitting things to do in 2013:
- Knit a shawl
- Knit something fair isle
- More socks
Yes, nothing too crazy but completely do-able…I hope. Also, bonus points if you catch the reference in bold!
How was your holiday?