Left to right: Ankle socks in Cascade 128, ankle socks in Cascade Fixation, hat in KP Swish DK, hat in KP Gloss DK, 198 yds. of Heaven in Patons Classic Wool, fingerless gloves in KP Swish Bulky, Superman, & scarf in KP Swish Bulky.
Today is the day for the weaving in of ends and the soaking in the sink. All the blocking mats and pins shall be used, as well as the sock blockers. Truly this is a glorious day.
I’ve decided I’m close enough to finishing that it’s safe to try again on the Honey Cowl/Headband. I think I’m giving up on the idea of a headband. I just can’t find a pattern I can make work with this yarn. I’m going with a simple stockinette cowl with seed stitch border and will continue the hunt for an appropriate headband in the new year. But. I’m working from the outside of the center-pull cake and leaving the existing, not yet cast-off project attached to the center just in case.
I have another handful of thrums made up, too, and nothing to do at all on Friday, so I’m thinking the mittens are still on for Saturday morning. I wasn’t planning on washing them before giving them – maybe heresy? not sure – because I suspect they’ll take a year to dry, so these can be finished on Xmas morning if they have to be and I’ll still be fine. Still feeling v. v. good about Xmas knitting this year.