Kind of freaking out a bit that it's December already. I have no idea where this year has gone. I feel like I haven't got quite as much done this year as I wanted, but when I think back, I've done a lot of stuff. And a lot of knitting. There's only a couple more weeks left of work before a bit of a break and I'm starting to plan my holiday crafting.
|Beaubourg Sweater - Craftsy.com|
I've just ordered a sweater kit for myself - a little Christmas gift and my summer knitting plan.
It's the Beaubourg Sweater kit from Craftsy. I've never knit anything with dolman-style sleeves before, so that will be a bit of a learning curve. The design, by Julie Hoover, is pretty much everything I've been looking for in a big sweater. Clean and simple with a touch of class, and it looks pretty snuggly. The kit includes Manos Del Uruguay Maxima yarn another new yarn experience.
I am also planning on making myself some full length mittens! (As you can see, I'm totally ignoring the fact that it's officially day two of summer and knitting winter stuff anyway).
|Long Lovely Mittens from Purl Bee|
I fell in love with these mittens as soon as I spotted them on Purl Bee last week. They just looks so glam. I need them in my life. So as soon as I've finished my rainbow socks (giving myself deadlines - must not cast on anything new until they are done...) I'm casting these on in my Happy Go Knitty aplaca / silk yarn I got at the Auckland Art and Craft Fair. I may or may not have already asked Helene to put another skein from the same dyelot away for me just in case I need a bit extra to finish them!
Around all that, I'm plotting my Christmas baking for the holiday - at least this year, with the way the dates fall, I have about four days off before Christmas Day - plenty of time to make cookies!