One hundred, fifty-three days. To Christmas that is, well, Christmas Eve for our family.
I recently realized December is a hop and a skip away. Whaaat? I have a scarf on the needles, not to mention a shawl. In addition, I found my BFF’s 40th infinity finally after it got tired of hide-and-seek. You know how anxious I get having so many WIPs about.
However, giving is a must and I always give with love. And I do have all this yarn around…
I first thought of my brother’s kids who also have December birthdays. I wanted to knit my baby nephew something as this aunty hasn’t done so yet. But I wasn’t sure I was going to knit the firstborn anything. After going through my Ravelry library & favorites + Pinterest boards, I found a pattern!
Yes, not patterns with an s, but singular. In the spirit of Mrs. Weasley, I settled on Tin Can Knits’ Flax. Why? It’s free and comes in multiple sizes. Wouldn’t it be cute to see brother and sister in matching jumpers? However, I’d knit them in different colors.
That had me digging in my worsted weight stash. For RyRy, I found this:
Madelinetosh Vintage in Celadon. It’s hard to capture its true color. It’s more like these pieces of Korean pottery. There is white and glimpses of grey throughout the yarn. I love it!
So here’s my progress since yesterday afternoon:
I’m knitting the 1-2 years size. I’m halfway through the raglan increases. The pattern is easy to follow if you want to knit a simple pullover.
As for Randa’s slated yarn…you’re just going to have to wait until I get to hers.