Wednesday, December 2, 2015

WIP Wednesday: December is Here

EEP! It's December! I have absolutely no idea where November - or the rest of this year, for that matter - went. I'm still kind of in denial that it's Decemeber, but I really can't ignore it for now since it's crunch time: I have two weeks to finish my Broad Shoulders sweater, plus I have to do all that holiday gift knitting I've been procrastinating. Luckily, the list of outstanding holiday projects isn't as long as it usually is this time of year, but I am still beginning to panic a bit as the countdown races on....and I am totally ok with indulging a raging bout of startitis, apparently.

To wit: over the weekend, I started knitting some adorable Snowball Buddies by Susan Claudino:
I also cast on for a pair of fingerless mitts using the free Maize pattern from Tin Can Knits and some of my handspun yarn from Spinzilla:
After seeing this granny square Christmas tree idea on Pinterest, I decided to make my own version to hang on our door using some leftover yarn - I just have the first two granny squares crocheted so far:
As I mentioned on Monday, I also started a hat from the new Hunter Hammersen book (click here if you missed my review):
If that's not enough new projects started, I am also nearly finished with this cute crocheted fox hat:
And I spent most of Thanksgiving knitting the first sleeve on my Broad Shoulders sweater, only to rip it all out and start over again - but this time, two-at-a-time, which means it's downright impossible to photograph at this early stage (witness the amorphous blog of knitting below). Thanks to the shenanigans of my cat Tilly, I have a considerable amount of tangled yarn to contend with now. Believe it or not, that's not from the frogging and restarting of the sleeves - rather, it's from Tilly getting tangled in the yarn, then running the full length of the house with it attached to her. I always appreciate such contributions to the process, though they are usually (mercifully) rare.
Whew! That's a lot of WIPs to start out the month!

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