Monday, November 9, 2009


Can't. Stop. Knitting.

Yes I know my fingers are flying all over the place with all the knitting that is going on in my little ol' apartment these days. I guess this is better than pigging out on chocolate all day long, right? I really only have 5 weeks to get all of my Christmas gift knitting done. That leaves me with 1 week and 3 days to allow for shipping for said gifts to arrive in their appropriate destinations.

Right now the only thing I am knitting that isn't a Christmas gift is my Darling Boyfriend Sweater. Great progress has been made on that. I have one completed sleeve and the other is about half done. I could of had the second sleeve done over the weekend, but I got completely frustrated with the new hank of yarn I was using for it. Seems like this one was a dud. Every few inches I go there is a HUGE slub of yarn that has to be cut out before I can continue. Never fear though I will prevail and kick some yarn slub bootie!

That is a 27.5" long sleeve! DB has some looooong arms.

In regards to Christmas knitting, I started the socks I want to gift to one of my nephews. He has asked his mom why she hasn't knitted him socks yet. I told her I would take care of it. I am using my Vanilla Toe-Up Sock pattern. One sock is done and the other has some good progress on it.

I started a Hemlock Ring Blanket yesterday. I am planning on making two of these as Christmas gifts. I got the yarn I needed at $24 a blanket. Really an inexpensive gift that will hopefully be treasured for a very long time. I'm currently up to Round 41. Can you see the flower in the center?


  1. Knitting blankets/throws for grownups has never appealed to me, but I have to admit that the Hemlock Ring is on my "maybe I'll make one of those someday" list.

    How quickly is it knitting up? And please, when you answer this question, try to put your answer in terms of Normal Person Knitting Speed--not Speed-Demon Deborah's Knitting Speed. :)

  2. mmmm hemlock. I can see the flower-Two before christmas? Really?

  3. The Hemlock Ring looks great. Once you get to the extended chart it just flies by. I have no dubt that you will finish both of them speedy.

    And the boyfriend sweater looks very nice. I can't wait to see it all put together.

  4. Ooh, the Hemlock is looking soo good. You have set your goals on a marathon of knitting for sure. I hate weird hiccups in yarn too, I feel gypped somehow, especially if it's a knot.

  5. What is this I see? Hemlock RIng? Thought you were going to let me make it first, lol!