Ta-da!!!! I present to you, a finished left hand glove!!
The back of the hand with the moose, the little plant, and the star.
The palm side which has kind of lattice pattern to it, along with the back side of the thumb gusset and the thumb. So, I'm half way there on this project!
I also have to present, a hat:
This is a Turkish Cap from the book Hats On. The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash, which is important because it is for a little person who probably doesn't need the bother of having to worry about how to appropriately hand wash wool hats, or at least her mother doesn't.
I love this pattern! I particularly love the crown pattern that it makes - like a flower!
So, status report. One month out from Christmas and here is where I'm at with the unfinished Christmas knitting gifts:
1 glove down, 1 more glove to go (my father, it turns out has both and left and a right hand)
1 hat down, 4 more to go (this sounds like a lot, but hats are a lot faster than gloves, so it's nothing compared to the 1 glove!)
1 neck cowl to go (this will also be wicked fast)
Really, it all comes down to the glove. And not even the whole glove, because I'll really enjoy knitting the cuff and the palm of the glove and I'll do it on one long needle, so it will go by quickly. It comes down to the fingers. I am telling myself that I may not start another project until the gloves are done. I have all the materials needed for the next hat in a bag ready to go, but I can't pick it up until I'm done with the glove. I. must. finish. the. glove. It's a mantra I'm chanting. Discipline, particularly in the form of fidelity to one knitting project alone at one time, is not my strong suit. Gotta have a mantra to chant. I can do this.
Today is the 38th Anniversary of the passage of the Roe v. Wade court decision! It is a day to celebrate freedom and choices! I'm all about freedom and choices. The way I look at it is this - who the hell am I to tell anyone else what is the right thing for them to do with their own body? I don't want that responsibility - they should get to make that decision. I've got my own life and my own body to worry about. I also don't want to tell anyone else what they should believe and I don't want anyone trying to tell me what I should believe. I'd like to figure that stuff out for myself also. I know, I know, this is a knitting blog and now I'm flittering into the world of politics. But you know what, it's my blog, I can write about politics if I want to.
I'm celebrating choices and freedom today!