The Christmas knitting is under control. Almost.
I know you don't believe me, but it's true.
As proof, here is one nearly completed sock for Martin's dad. Just 18 more rows and I'm onto the toe decreases. It's a second sock so I'm feeling pretty good about now.
The colors of the Trekking XXL #101 are perfect for Martin's dad. It's hard to see in the photo, but I decided to add a bit of texture to the tweed. It's just a checkerboard of k2, p2 with each repeat separated by a row of plain knit stitch. It's pretty, but I'm not sure it was worth the trouble.
After this there's just 2.5 hand warmers and 2/3 of a scarf to go. None of them have to be ready until next Sunday. Plenty of time. I repeat -- plenty of time.
It's everything else that has to be done to make Christmas "a real Christmas" that's got my stomach in knots.
- Planning a meal for 15 for Friday night at my aunt's house in upstate NY.
- Shopping for the ingredients.
- Shopping for the remaining presents for the girls and others.
- Finding someplace for the girls to go so that the shopping expedition can happen.
- Trying to find out what's happened to my main present to Martin. I'm going to fly down to Dallas to pick it up if I have to.
- Wrapping all the presents.
- Making more cookies.
- Buying food to feed us until we leave.
- Cleaning the house which is a mess from all the Christmas decorating.
- Packing the car.
- Writing and mailing Christmas cards.
- Entertaining the girls until we head up to the country.
Clearly, knitting is the least of my worries.
And, to distract me from all the things I should be doing, there's Mermaid and this little project lurking in the bag.
I couldn't resist, I cast on for my first Jaywalker in Vesper Yarn in the Knit and Tonic colorway. So soft, so pretty and so for me. Santa wouldn't want me to have cold feet would he?