Sunday, December 07, 2008

Projects for after the Holidays...

So I'm pretty much done with the Christmas/Chanukah/Holiday knitting I needed to do this season. It's all posted up on my Ravelry. I just need to seam up and felt my mom's slippers, and sew some suede on the bottom if she thinks they slip too much (although, I haven't done so with mine and they don't really slip like socks on a wood floor like they did when they were first made). Other than that I'm going to make a hat and mitts for my friend Maria, who is moving to DC the first week of January and will certainly need such things, but she hasn't given me guidance on patterns yet.

So I'm thinking of what I need to make for myself (shocking as that is). And what I need is a hat. A hat that won't mess up my hair, but will help keep me warm when it's cold outside. From the research I've done, it looks like slouches, tams and berets are less likely to muss one's hair than beanies or other close-fitting hats are, so I'll be looking into those. Never made that kind of hat before... Also, new mitts wouldn't be a bad idea as my Fetching mitts are getting a bit worn. Also... I want some Oncleows. *nods sagely* I think I'll start on those first while I'm waiting to hear from Maria, since it's a set pattern, and I haven't found the other patterns I want to use yet.

4 comments:

La Duchesse said...

I haven't started yet! O.O Fortunately I only have one knitting project to do for Christmas, and I have yet to get started. We have your present partly under control, so hopefully within the next week it should be finished. ;) There are still a few bits I want to collect before I get everything packed up.

Good luck with all your projects, and I hope Maria enjoys our chilly, windy, frozen northern climes. :P

Rachael said...

Good luck with your project! Only 15 days, or something like that, until Christmas...

Ooohhh! *wonders what it could be*

I hope she enjoys it too. Grad school would be that much harder if she hated where she was living while doing it...

La Duchesse said...

:P No hints.

I know. I need to get my act together, but I've been so absorbed in trying to finish the Tam Lin hoodie, which is *almost* done. I swear! I swear!

I think, since the yarn is worsted, it shouldn't take too terribly long to finish socks. Right? Yeah.. um... yeah.. lol

Rachael said...

:P

Hopefully, the socks won't take long... I suppose it all depends on how fast you knit and how much time each day you have to knit them... Good luck!