As my family completed its celebration of Hanukkah, and settled down for some relaxing down time while others were celebrating Christmas, I made some good progress on my current projects.
First, I finished the Red Scarf for The Red Scarf Project. I will now send it, along with a Wavy Scarf from Knitty that I'd made previously, in to the Project in early January. This is one of my only charity knitting offerings and I'm very pleased with the way both scarves came out, not to mention the cause for which they were made. This definitely put me in the holiday spirit!
Today, on an hour-long car trip to enjoy some R&R with friends and neighbors, I finished the toe-up stockinette socks I've been working on for my daughter, in the beautiful Fearless Fibers sock yarn. The second sock was a lot easier than the first, but I think I will go back to cuff-down from here on in. Speaking of socks, I got the first skein from Sundara's Petals Collection yesterday. It's a gorgeous skein in shades of grey, called Lenten Rose. I will probably use another pattern other than the very lacy one that came with the yarn, but the skein is exquisite, and Sundara's packaging is beautiful and shows a great sense of style. I am looking forward to being part of this sock club. I have resisted, however, joining a third sock yarn club, that of Sunshine Yarns, although her yarns look absolutely scrumptious. I am really trying to work through my stash, and my sock yarn stash is definitely growing!
Next up on the sock needles: I'll be swatching and casting on for Titania's Revenge, with Socks that Rock's gorgeous Titania colorway. This yarn came back in the summer, so you can see how far behind I am!
I am also making progress on my Pink Suede Jacket. This is one of those projects--since the jacket (other than the sleeves) is knit all in one piece--where I am not sure if and how it will fit when it's done. Right now, the focus is on finishing it so I can move on to some of the other projects that await.