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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I must be taking crazy pills

With 29 days left before Christmas I had the brilliant idea of making my dad a sweater for Christmas. I just ordered the yarn from knit picks to make Smokin' by Jared Flood. I've been wanting to make my dad a nice old-man cardigan for while now and for some reason I thought this was the perfect time to cast on. The good things are that its knit in bulky yarn and my dad is very understanding. The bad thing is that my dad is HUGE! And there are no other males around of similar size so I can't even use them as a guide. I guess I will have to work with my stepmom to see if she can steal me a sweater of Dad's that I can then measure and work off of for size. Ugh its going to be a giant knit-a-thon till Christmas.

Thankfully the Baby Surprise Jackets are just about done. I hope to finish them tonight and then I just need to find buttons for the boy jacket and I'm done. Then I have my brother's hat but that shouldn't take too long since its just a hat. After that I think I'm done but who knows what else will show up on the knitting list.

And of course Kim Hargreaves has to have a new book out. The patterns in Amber are pretty but its still no Heartfelt. Though it doesn't keep me from drooling and wanting to buy the book. I need to get Thrown Together and Nectar too. Maybe Santa will get them for me...


Chris Tolomei aka alicethelma said...

Sounds like you're getting lots done. And nice that you're making your Dad a sweater. I'm working on the cobblestone for my son, or rather, not working on it at the moment. :-)

Jo said...

You are a braver knitter than I, knitting your dad a sweater on such a tight deadline. I was thinking maybe a vest, for Father's Day next year.

Also: LOVE LOVE LOVE Heartfelt. I don't feel the same attachment to her other collections, though.

Robin said...

Thanks for mentioning the sweater pattern! My FIL would be a perfect recipient of that sweater as well, but as I didn't have the book (yet - it's on my Amazon list now) I didn't know about it. I'm going to add it to next year's gift list though. I'm not takin' no crazy pills. LOL. Happy Turkey Day!