christmas wrap-up...so to speak...
All the knitted Christmas gifts were a success! Everything fit and everyone liked (or did a really good job of pretending to like) their handknit items. My sisters were surprised by their slouchy hats, even though I thought Flickr might have ruined it, my brother-in-law has already worn his Utopia hat out in public, my dad has been raving about his java jackets, and his thrummed mittens did fit, although he refuses to wear them to snowblow the driveway, as I suggested. The Lucy in the Sky Cardigan should see some action after New Year's Resolutions kick into high gear. Apparently it does fit, but not exactly the way the recipient would like. Meh. You know how chicks are.
I finished my grandmother's cabled gloves in the nick of time. This pattern was from Vogue Knitting, Fall 2007, and I used Rowan Cashsoft DK in misty gray. Although, she also expressed concern over actually wearing them, after she noticed that they contained something like 10% cashmere. She's old skool. :)
All the sitting around doing nothing except watching Seasons 1 and 2 of Lost over Christmas vacation gave me a good head start on my first big project of 2008, but that's another post for another time.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!