It is also the beginning of November. I need to begin a number of projects, so I took today to finish some things that needed some final touches. This clears my plate so I can start some new ones!
I finished knitting my Forest Canopy Shawl in May. Today, I blocked it so I can finally use it!
And I finished a little gift for a wee little girl. This is a Preemie Set - sized for 5 lb baby. Just her size!
With these projects complete, I can begin present knitting -- and by 'present' I mean GIFT!
My sons have each asked for a hat - with specifics. One wants a grey hat with small ribbing throughout. The other wants a navy hat with a yellow "7" in it. They haven't wanted any hand knits from me. Since they now do, I will comply!
I purchased yarn in the appropriate colors, hopefully in the correct weight for the style they want, plus an additional skein in Oyster. I started the Oyster one as a test knit. I want to be sure I get the right size, drape, texture before I begin the actual gift hats. I figured if I goofed up on the size with this one, I could donate it or have it on hand as a ready-made gift in case we have a surprise guest at Christmas. The boys have been known to spring a single guy with no place to go on me at Christmas. If you are a guest in my home, you get a gift. It will be nice to have something available to wrap rather than figuring something out at the last minute!
Until next time.