For this week's Yarn Along, I have several project on the needles and a few that I've recently finished as well. I'm still working on Finn's Christmas sweater that I showed you last week, but I've also been working on other projects as well. As Christmas gets closer, I find myself working on many things at one time so I can always be switching out projects depending on whose around (and watching me work) at any given moment. Right now I'm finishing up my last Christmas hat. Each of the kids get a new hat in their stocking each year. Philip is getting a Storm Trooper hat (that I already attempted once, but it was too small so my lucky nephew welcomed it). I also just started a pair of socks for my husband. I'm hoping that they'll go quickly on size 3 needles so I can get them done (as well as my other things) in the next 2 weeks.
We're reading A Little House Christmas Treasury this week. The kids really enjoy the Christmas stories from the Little House books and this is a nice collection of them. Oh, I know I could look them up in each of the books to read them, but it really is lovely to have them in a single volume together. We've read from this book a little each day since we bought it on Saturday.
Also, in the last week, I've made these felted mittens for Finn. They are a bit big and I didn't really follow any one pattern completely. I'll try to get my Ravelry notes updated soon (in my spare time, ha!) so that they can be copied. They are a bit large for Finn, probably perfect for a 7-8 year old, but he can grow into them. They are nice and thick and warm, and I hope they work well in the snow to keep his hands dry.
Elizabeth has requested a pair of fingerless mitts for Christmas. I aim to please and I found these adorable cabled mitts in a slightly-too-small-for-me size, which should be perfect for her. I also had some super-soft alpaca yarn from Shivaya Naturals in Ember that has been sitting in my stash for long enough. They really worked perfectly with this pattern.
And because they are so much lovelier on a hand, I squeezed my hand into one for this shot. (It's not easy to take a photo of your own hand with a 50mm lens!)
I also finished Paulie's R2D2 hat a couple of weeks ago and bribed Finn with a cookie to model for me. I think Paulie will be pleased with the results!
I think Finn should have only gotten a half a cookie because he was mostly silly while I tried to get some shots.
How's your holiday knitting coming along?