Friday, December 12, 2014

So little time, so many knits, so much snow

The trouble with Christmas knitting is that it gets to be as much a tradition as, say, Turtles chocolates or reading a book on Boxing Day.  It's just not Christmas without it!  Oh, and also: some of the people you are knitting for are not going to be at your door on Christmas Day, so you have to get their gifts to them early, and even though you keep thinking "I have till the 25th!" you probably really only have until the 17th or something.

I've been carting the purple socks around everywhere, and getting not very far...

... and since I do in fact have only until the 17th to finish most of this year's gifts including said socks, I was thrilled when yesterday's big snowfall here in southern Ontario coincided with my day off.

All I had to do was put aside all thoughts of shoveling (surprisingly easy) and set myself up with a good movie to watch (I picked How To Steal A Million, with Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole).  With a chair full of supplies at my side and a collection of audiobooks as backup, I was finished a second heel flap in no time.

While the squirrels were leaving their imprint on the tops of the fences...

I was finishing off the second gusset!

At this rate I might have the toes grafted and the ends run in and the socks blocked just in time to pack up for Jan next week.

Now, to get through a few more earbud pouches and other gift socks... oh dear. I might have to scale back on the plan, and wouldn't that be awful??  Let's hope it doesn't come to that.

Have a great weekend, whether you hole up knitting or not, but especially if you do.  And if you see any good classic movies to knit by, let me know!

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