22 December 2012

T'is the Festive Season.

It's been a bit of slog chez Long Yarn the past couple of weeks. Blog silence has been brought to you by work frustration combined with lack of creative flow.
However, things are looking up, or at least more festive. We've just returned from seeing White Christmas on the big screen courtesy of the Bloor Cinema, and last night we made our holiday gingerbread house. Notice there is a Totoro sitting on the roof which I'm sure will bring us luck throughout the season and beyond. 
Sadly, the green mittens will not be completed in time. Heck, that was a crazy pipe dream anyway! All other Christmas knitting is complete, the food and wine have been bought and the tree is up. Tomorrow evening will bring an apartment full of guests with whom to celebrate. Lovely.
Happy holidays everyone.

09 December 2012

Holiday Madness

Apparently, getting a pair of knee socks done by Christmas is not challenging enough. I seem to have decided that knitting Jared Flood's cover mittens, Druid, from Vogue's Fall 2008 edition as a gift for a friend, is a great idea. I've simplified the pattern for the sake of speed, eliminating the small border cables and now have one half of Mitten One completed. It's an addictive pattern and knitting with Hempwol from Hemp for Knitting, is a true joy. The problem? Chasing this impossible, yet delightful, dream is taking away from the knee sock knitting. Today is December 8. Thirteen days until Christmas. I now run the very real risk of finishing no Christmas gift projects at all.
Go team!