Tonight is Xmas 2.0 at our house. Daughter and her boyfriend are back from their trip abroad, both sons can make it, and older son’s girlfriend can get off work (she is in her first year of medical residency, with the typical workload of six 14 hour shifts per week). In addition to a few other (non-knit) gifts, I have a cowl for each of the older ones, all completed since December 25th. Here is my present pile:
Clockwise from the top left is a Dry Stones Cowl in Classic Elite Mountain Chalet for the boyfriend, a Ditty Cowl in Blue Moon Sookie for my daughter, an Airy Alpaca Cowl in Misti Alpaca Chunky for the girlfriend, and a Morningside Neckwarmer in Woolfolk Far for my older son. I originally promised my older son his Sofa Kings hat two years ago as I was finishing the one I made for the boyfriend, so the Neckwarmer is a make up gift for being so late. Besides, I wanted an excuse to play with the Far AND I got a chance to refresh my brioche skills.
What didn’t get finished in time was the Station Wagon Blanket I am making for older son and girlfriend. I have worked in the ends on 8 out of 14 strips and assembled 4 of those strips, so at least they can get an idea of what the blanket will look like when they come over tonight. I am worried that the 54g I have left of Color A might not be enough for the i cord edging. Ann and Kay, if you are reading this, could you please check with Mary Jane and see if I am likely to lose at yarn chicken? If so, I could switch to brown or gray if you don’t have another navy of the same dye lot in stock.