a knitter navigates through life

Monday, December 8, 2008

does a thing like this happen to a nice girl like me?

Usually, I am a card-carrying, flag-waving, loud-and-proud member of the Selfish Knitters Club. No, really, check it out. And yet, somehow I have ended up planning a handknit gift for almost every person on my Christmas list. The Best Roommate Ever is getting handknit socks, as is my mom; my sister is getting a hat, and my not-yet-but-might-as-well-be-and-one-day-will-be brother-in-law is getting slippers. (Ok, actually, I know how it happened. I put down a downpayment on a house and realized I was out of money. That's no excuse for my actions, though. What the hell was I thinking?)
Fortunately, I'm coming along pretty well. Mom's socks (begun in July) and my sister's hat (made with Cashmerino Superultracrazybulky) are finished. BRE's socks are done up to the cuffs, so I'm hoping a few knit nights will knock those out. My brother-in-law's slippers, though . . . Does this look even remotely like a slipper?

I'm scared.


Gotta Knit! said...

Well I know BRE and your parents totally deserve hand knit gifts this year.

As for the slippers, you should do the fuzzy feet from Knitty. Super quick but you'll have to mold them to his feet after he opens them but that is part of the fun of the gift.

Hope to see ya Friday! I hear that the hospital is low on patients so maybe I can arrive at a normal hour of the afternoon.

Gotta Knit! said...

um, make that SATURDAY

Eve said...

Keep knitting. It'll eventually look like a slipper. (or maybe a cat bed.)