Someone thought it would be funny to put this sign on my door. Okay, so some days are “Come in and have a cup of coffee” days and some days are, “did you really open that door and walk in?” days! Fortunately things have been going well this week (W-2s are done) and I would love to share a cup of tea or coffee if you want to join me. Today I’m all about future knitting plans….
I have been thinking about what I want to knit for Christmas 2013 gifts. Yes I do plan ahead! Last year I didn’t plan early enough and was caught short of knitting time. If you think no one appreciates your knitted offerings, just lay off the knitted gifts for a year and listen to the complaints and whining!! The outcry actually caused me to take socks from my drawer and give them to DD to get her through to her next pair of knitted-by-mom socks. I was also surprised by the statement from GS#3 when he opened an extra Bears team hat I had left over. “Grandma, you always come through for me!” Even GS#1’s wife (GDIL?) asked, “Grandma didn’t knit this year?”
So, here is what I’m thinking—hats, socks and fingerless gloves. Three years ago I made gloves with fingers but I have decided that men like fingerless gloves too. I know this to be fact because DH has appropriated an old pair of mine for taking out the garbage in 30 degree weather. Hats are always wanted/needed and I happen to like the beanie style that is showing up in lots of patterns these days. Like this crochet hat from Knit Picks, or this knitted beanie, or this one done with Paton’s Kroy sock yarn.
Macy and Max are getting jealous.
Life is good!