For the few weeks leading up to Christmas, all of my time will be spent knitting. I've got all the yarn I need for family projects, as you can see from the picture. I'm already a little past half way on my mom's scarf and the hat for my brother's girlfriend is almost done.
The scarf is the Elbac pattern (version 1) on knitty. It's not hard and the pattern is easy to remember. It just takes a long time.
The yarn is a cotton/acrylic blend, Bernat Denim Style in Chino. I like the yarn for the most part. When I ran out during this project I ran to Hobby Lobby to buy more and forgot the name of the color. I ended up buying the wrong one and had to go back the next day to get the right color. But I swear the right color looked wrong because it was too dark. That shows how yellow/distorted the light is there.
The hat is almost complete. I'm on the decrease rows, but decided to stop for now because I don't have the right size double pointed needles to do it on. The hat was really, really easy and fast. I love this pattern. It's the Star Crossed Slouchy Beret. The yarn is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Carnation. I like this pink a lot. It's not too loud or too soft. It's just pink. I don't actually know the person I'm making this for, but if she's the right kind of girl for my brother she'll like this hat.
I heard she likes pink so I figured this would work. Plus, I'm sick of knitting with neutral colors. I picked a bright red yarn for my dad's gift because of this and because he's color blind and red is one of the few colors he can see well and it will stand out when he loses them.
Anyway, that is all for now. Yay for knitting. Now Henry and I are going to go to Applebee's for dinner because it's close by and we're lazy.
Oh! Stuck in the Middle with You just popped up on my pandora radio! Now all I can think about is Reservoir Dogs. I love that movie. Now, time to dance/reenact the scene (somewhat).