More Holiday Knitting
The soccer weekend was a bust, unfortunately. Sweetie Boy played his soccer tourney in the cold, but I didn’t get to watch because Sweetie Girl came down with a fever Friday night. Which meant more holiday knitting time. This is what I finished this weekend: felted slippers for my Mom (pre-felted, of course). They’re made from the FiberTrends pattern, and I wouldn’t have attempted them, if Patty hadn’t told me how quickly they knit up. Jillian had also done a pair, so my interest was piqued. My mom has rather gaudy (ahem) taste in shoes, so I definitely went there with the colors on these. Hopefully, after they’re felted, the colors will soften a bit more and be not quite so vibrant. I’ll post a picture after they’re done with all of the specs. They look gigantic, feral child provided for scale.
What’s up next? Sweetie Husband mentioned that he was shivering in the cold this weekend at the soccer tourney, and it was a good thing Sweetie Boy had on his cap. (It’s been cold for us Southern Californians, dipping into the 40s at night. Brrrrrrr! No, I don’t expect any sympathy or mockery. I’m just telling you how it is.) It occurred to me that Sweetie Husband needs a cap. People, do you understand the enormity of this? This is H.U.G.E. Monumental even! Sweetie Husband has not asked for any knitted love from me. He doesn’t really wear sweaters; he’s a white tube sock sorta guy, even to work. I suggested a vest one time, but he scoffed at me. Yes, scoffed. Ha! Now I have a project to knit for Sweetie Husband with a specific purpose, and it will be accepted because it will be for his favorite pastime, watching the Sweeties play soccer. I dug out a ball of Noro Kureyon in some masculine colors from the stash, and I’m off to work on that and a quickie shawl to wear on Christmas Eve. I might even give that one away too. Happy knitting!