Knitting and Plotting

September 16th

My friend Adam (and I’m sure others quietly) has long made fun of my love for the holidays. I love Thanksgiving — the prep, family time, football, food, days off of work and cooler weather. And I love Christmas, although less so since my family has scattered and now it seems to involve stressful travel. All the same, the gift planning and creating is my favorite.

I’m not entirely sure why it is so important to me to make as many of the gifts I give for the holidays as I can, but it is. I enjoy combing through patterns and recipes and plotting gifts for family and friends alike. It truly brings me joy.

So, make fun — but the Christmas knitting has begun. (How can it not? Knitting is so time intensive. You’ve got to plan!)

First up: this orange cable scarf that seriously took 15 months to complete, but is ready for Christmas this year! Yay!

Christmas Knitting

Christmas Knitting

I am also really enjoying the Golden Pear beanie pattern:

Christmas Knitting

Christmas Knitting


Christmas Knitting


I first made this pattern for my friend’s new baby, Sawyer:

Golden Pear Beanie

Yep. Looking forward to the next 10 or so weeks of knitting and wrapping and spending time with those I love most. And yes, I know I am a dork. A knitting dork. And I’m totally okay with it.


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3 Responses

  1. This is one of the many reasons why I love you. Because I just had a panic attack that you’re so far ahead on your Christmas knitting already, and I don’t even have a list going yet! ARGH!!!!

  2. I keep hearing people talk about how the holidays are “just around the corner”… I’ll be the one over here singing LALALA as loud as possible, trying to ignore it. I love the spirit of the holidays, but the stressful travel part just about kills it for me. (Bah humbug.)

  3. Handmade gifts are the best- it’s a wonderful feeling to give someone something made with love. Glad I’m not the only one with a box full of half finished gifts…