So here's the deal . . . if you enjoy half of your DNA courtesy of moi, move on to another website now. Just in case you don't (which is just about everyone), I'll entertain you with some Thanksgiving photos. The girls were more than obliging during the impromptu photo shoot on Thursday and it's nice to see that at least one of them has their aunt's singular talent of looking drunk or worse in 50% of her photos.
Potential Christmas card photo
February Baby Sweater (such a quick little knit)
Now, the real reason for this post: gift knitting. Ahh, Christmas . . . just can't get in the mood at all this year. No matter how hard I try, it's just not happening. That being said, I have some major knitting to do and have run into some slight road bumps, namely the 5-stitch nupp (read that "noop" . . . .makes all the difference in the world). Originally I had planned to make the Lily of the Valley Scarf for my Secret Santa, bought the lovely and delicious Jojoland Cashmere, and cast on (that's the work-in-progress you see above). Unfortunately, I didn't plan on the nupps taking so long nor did I effectively plan the girls' Christmas socks (Be Mine from 2-At-A-Time Socks). If I continue with the Lily of the Valley Scarf, I will most likely get one sock for each daughter done and nothing more. However, I could cast on for My So-Called Scarf using some Manos Silky Merino that I have in the stash and be none the worse for wear. It's not a matter of the recipient being grateful (she will) with either scarf. It's a question of my sanity and if the girls will understand that they have one sock each instead of a matched pair. Besides, I would never let a 100% cashmere scarf go to waste. So, what to do, what to do . . . help! Click your vote and I'll see where it comes out.