my grandmother and my mother gave me knitting books for christmas. BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!
I am having a lot of fun working on Zelda inspired slippers for my sister’s boyfriend. He likes video games, therefore, the toes depict Link running away from the monster Dogongo. A bomb lies between them. This is the most knitted colourwork I’ve done in a while, since the time I tried to knit myself a purse depicting a city-skyline. That ambitious project (one of many) was left unfinished. Recently, though, I have been finishing projects. It’s better that way. I have a pair of cozy socks ready for gift giving and these Christmas slippers will definitely be done before New Years’.
It’s funny making things- I have been knitting away for years but I still have so much to learn. Hand-knitted presents are the best kind, but they take a long time to make even after you decide what’s appropriate. The last sweater I knit myself was ages ago. I bought myself the wool for my birthday in 2006. I finished the sweater in Spring 2008 but I have worn it only twice this year! Unfortunately I was so in love with the idea of idea of the sweater that I didn’t realize that wearing it would make me look like Cookie Monster. Fuzzy and Blue. My best attempts at wearing it couldn’t work. I might just become one of those knitters who gives away everything she has ever knit. Just like my Aunt and Grannies. In compromise, I am trying to at least take pictures of what I make!