I don't know about you, but I spent all of Saturday gorging on films and knitting up the ends of some lingering projects:
Recognize these bright stripes? They're on socks, which I started back in June, and have no business being worked on so close to Christmas.
However, they were cluttering up the place - and at Christmas, you really want lots of clear spaces for important things like boxes of chocolate. Poinsettas and things too I suppose (but let's be realistic: it's about the chocolate.)
It was incredibly relaxing just to give myself a day to do nothing but finish things off and watch other people's stories unfolding. Relaxing yet productive, because I not only finished these two pairs of socks but also a third pair and the latest ManCowl. I'm close to finishing writing up the pattern for it and if I can put together photographs too I'll have that ready for you this week. Probably you wouldn't knit a last-minute ManCowl at this point, but it'll be good to have the pattern done as well as the actual cowl.
Meanwhile, I'm just so happy about these colours!
I might have to use the remains to knit a pair of ankle socks that combine all of these stripes in one amazing place. They are that bright and cheerful, which is ironic considering what a grey, muted, quiet day it was. Two opposite kinds of bliss all at once.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend too and I will see you tomorrow, with more pretty pictures of knitting. Till then, take care and I hope you get to do some making!