I lied in the last post. I do not have pictures because by the time I had time to take pictures today, it was too dark and I can’t get accurate pictures to display the colors. BUT, I can tell you what I’ve gotten done in the last day.
1.) Nascar afghan. I got the slanted bars of yellow and red, and the “NA” of the Nascar symbol. Tonight I plan on doing the S, because it’s so boring to the point where I can only do one letter at a time. Plus, I don’t even have my yarn yet, so it’s not like I’m under a deadline or anything.
2.) Stocking for Dad. My bother, mother and I have handknitted stockings from one of my late great aunts, and my Dad has a non-matching one that my mom has always hated. So, I’m knitting him a stocking. I studied my stocking, and figured out that my aunt used a regular sock pattern, only using worsted weight yarn with bigger needles, so it’s not difficult at all. Just time consuming and can only be done when I’m away from my father, AKA nighttime and while he’s at work. Which brings me to–
3.) The Masculine Striped Scarf. I knit my brother the Boyfriend hat last year, and decided to knit him a scarf this year to match his hat. I couldn’t remember if his hat was gray and blue, or gray and black, or whatever because I did it striped, so I grabbed all the colors I used last year, plus some other dark blues and light blues– all with gray tones– and have started a 1×1 ribbed scarf that randomly stripes. And I. LOVE. IT. I love it so much that it is no longer a gift for my brother, it’s a little fun project for me. (I know that seems harsh, but my brother and I DO NOT get along whatsoever, nor do we talk at all. In actuality, we haven’t even spoken since I left for college in August, even though I saw him almost everyday over Thanksgiving Break. We’re just not friends, just not close at all. And instead of making him something that I love that he won’t appreciate– which my mother pointed out, and convinced me of, actually– I’m going to keep it, and possibly pass it along to someone else who actually will like it.) And it’s keeping me thoroughly entertained :) Pictures of all the colors tomorrow, when I can get some natural sunlight.
4.) College Friends Christmas Gifts. Yeah, this stuff is not getting knitted, and I’m not sorry. It’s boring, and I’m sick of slippers. They don’t exist. I’ll worry about them later… Bah, humbug.
5.) Grandma’s socks. Grandma’s socks that didn’t get knitted because I hate the yarn and it wasn’t knitting up properly because it wasn’t actually sock yarn. The wrapper and the manufacturer lied. The yarn was heavier than regular sock yarn, but not exactly “heavyweight” sock yarn, therefore it refused to knit into something that actually resembled a reasonable sock. If it knit it on larger needles, I wasn’t happy with the loose gauge, and if I went down a needle size, then the sock was so tight that I could literally stand it up on it’s own and it could probably walk around without a foot inside of it.
Anyone have an idea for Grandma’s Christmas gift that I can knit up in three days?