|From Knitting, etc.|
Everything is overwhelming me right now, so it makes sense that I start a knitting project that is simple and laid-back. Not to mention that it's the end of November, and I have yet to complete even one holiday gift. So, I've started up my first one - the Building Blocks Scarf from Interweave Holiday Knits. I'm knitting this up in the gorgeous Nako yarn that a fine gentleman bought for me in Turkey this summer. 45 balls of this have been sitting in my stash, impatiently awaiting the right project, and I love this yarn in a dense garter stitch. I think one of my lovely lady friends will like the saturated colors, the softness from the cashmere, and the slight sheen the bamboo brings.
Otherwise, my knitting progress is at a crawl, due to schoolwork and applications and exams and whatever else has landed on my plate until Wednesday. Until then, I'll take a yarn break from time to time with this easy-to-knit scarf and hope I get some more projects on the needles soon! What are your favorite handmade holiday projects? I'm sure there are some amazing ideas out there that I've yet to see.