Due to Christmas knitting being synonymous with deadlines, I tend to stay away from it each year. But this past Christmas, there were a couple handknit gifts – definitely a first for me. I blogged about one in December and it was received in typical baby fashion – squeals of delight tearing through the wrapping paper and then chomp, chomp, chomp on the contents of the package and then back to shredding the wrapping paper. I did manage to get a picture of the chomping:)
The other piece of Christmas knitting was Odessa (Rav) by Grumperina. This was for a friend who will be moving to Halifax. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of it. I used Lang Merino yarn in a gorgeous burgundy for this hat and followed the pattern throughout omitting the beads. Great pattern and fun to knit. I’m thinking that I might knit this again maybe with some Rowan Calmer.
Both these projects were knit with yarn from the stash. I’ve been reading all over blogland about knitterly resolutions and self-challenges. I have been thinking too about consumerism and the desire for more and the need for things and must-haves. I would like this year to be different and so I hope to reduce my stash by at least half this year (gasp!!)
As a family, we are going to steer away from the magnetic force that the words “Sale” have on us and even though my favorite china is on sale, I will say no!!! I will weep a little, but will say no. This is no easy task, what with the Dubai Shopping Festival a mere week away, this is going to be tough, tough, tough. Wish us luck!