Today is December 13. It was quite a shock to me yesterday when I realized that it was December 12. I mean, I KNEW it was December 12, but it was more like DECEMBER 12!?!?!?!?! When did that happen??? I have been quite happy smuggly thinking that I had just weeks and weeks of time left to putter around and make some nice gifts for Christmas. In fact, until yesterday I was still working out what it was that I was making. I think that is called denial. So panic set in. And now I am furiously knitting. And making lists. And knitting. I’m a pretty slow knitter, so this is not something I can just pull out of nowhere. I’ll give it a go, though.
This is a hat that I have been working on for my Secret Santa at work. Leisurely working on. Until yesterday. Then I sat up a bit late last night and cranked out some stitches. I think she’ll like this. Not this picture, since this is right off the needles. This is actually a lesson in blocking for me. Looks like junk right off the needles. Like when you find your hat at the bottom of your book bag.
But after a brief soak in a basin of hot water and soap, then a bit of a rinse, and it looks entirely different. The ridge in the middle is because there is a dinner plate in there helping to shape the hat.
The gray is handspun wool that I spun a couple of years ago. The pink and cream are commercial yarns. Wool-ease maybe? (Lion Brand)
I think it could have been just a bit smaller, but with 12 days left, there is no way I even thought about pulling it out and starting over. The colors are pretty together though. I was surprised at how little yarn this took. Three little balls. I mean little. The pink was the size of a golf ball, and the gray and cream weren’t much bigger. A great way to use up some little bits.
I hope you like it Sharon!
Note: Am I worried about revealing who my Secret Santa is? No. First of all, no one reads this, and second of all, the first thing after the co-workers pick names, they are all telling each other who they picked. I didn’t tell, but they work these things out by process of elimination. Shameless.
The next project is already underway.