I also finished another Swirl Pool cap as a teacher gift, and while putting some yarn back into the overflowing basket, found the pair of blue koigu wristwarmers that I had finished over the summer and tucked away as a gift for a rainy day. w00t! w00t! (BTW, did you know this is the newest word to make it into Webster’s dictionary?) Well, it happens to be raining in these parts, and I really needed the extra bit of breathing room. So, the babysitter has received the blue koigu wristwarmers and both of us are happy.
Of course, since I was feeling so confident about my holiday knitting, I decided to add another teacher hat. This one will be for Sweetie Boy’s 4th grade teacher from last year who did such a tremendous job. Last year, I didn’t do any handknit gifts for teachers, so this year is making up for it. I decided on the Helping Hat by CanKnitian. Of course, I found it on Ravelry, the best thing since sliced bread. Um, did I mention that I’m planning to cast on for the hat right after I post this, and tomorrow is the last day of school before the holiday? Right. Call me Cleopatra, Queen of Denial. I just really want to make her a hat to express my gratitude, so if she gets it after Christmas, no big deal.
After that, the plan is to make the Swell hat for my brother using the wonderful Bruin colors of blue and gold. I’m thinking of making it an EZ Very Warm Hat and putting the design on the blue side. That’ll mark the official end of the holiday knitting… to be gifted at Christmastime. I gave my sister and BIL “I owe you’s” for their gifts. Can’t say what they’re going to be of course because it’ll ruin the surprise. Once I have the projects cast on, I’ll link to Ravelry. I love this sneaky sh*t, posting so people can see on Ravelry but they can’t. Just call me Grinch.
If I don’t talk to you before Christmas, have a wonderful holiday season and may it be filled with warmth, laughter and love!