|The Thinker/Le Penseur at the Rodin Museum in Paris|
It seems silly to talk about knitting at times like these, but I know many knitters who would agree that knitting can be a very relaxing way to take your mind off your troubles. So knitting it is! Lately I have been devoting all my free time to finishing up my son's sweater Slade by Michele Wang. I am putting pressure on myself to get it done soon, because this year I would like to try to get a few knitted gifts finished in time for Christmas. All I have left of the cardigan is one more inch of ribbing along the front and then it's onto the seaming. My cabled needles are a bit short so the ribbing may look a bit oddly shaped in the photo below.
|Slade by Michele Wang in Harrisville Watershed awaiting seaming|
One of the first Christmas items I will start once the cardigan is done, is a scarf knitted in Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted in the colourway 'Fog' (75% merino, 15% silk, 10% cashmere). I made sure I picked a worsted weight pattern so hopefully it will go fast. I chose the pattern called the No Purl Ribbed Scarf, a free pattern by Purl Soho. This is a simple pattern that I hope will showcase this luxurious yarn.
|Madelinetosh Worsted Pashmina|
I always seem to plan to knit more Christmas presents then in reality I have the time for. The scarf is the most important project to me to get done so I will see how long it takes and then plan from there. I am looking forward to getting some smaller projects on the needles. Do you have any Christmas gift giving plans?