My son came home from school today and asked me if I could get him some rain boots for tomorrow. It's actually raining enough to contemplate the need for rubber boots. I know it's not going to last though, so I told him not to worry about it. Seeing it rain and clean all of the trees and landscape has been wonderful today. The temperature has dropped enough that even my wool sweater is just not warm enough on its own. Cuddled up with my boys playing board games and eating warm things, that's what I call a good day!
Some of my Christmas things that I normally do aren't going as planned, but I did manage to finish the Wonderful Wallaby for Son #1. I've layed it out to block, but the cold temperatures have really hindered the drying process. This is the third day and I can still feel a little dampness when I hold it.
Name of Project: Wonderful Wallaby by Cottage Creations
Yarn: Wool Ease and Vanna's Choice
Needles: Size US 8 Knit Picks circulars
Estimated Time to Complete Project: 3 months, although it was really more of a side project and I'm sure it would go a lot faster if I worked on it continuously.
Pattern Notes: I really love how this sweater came out. I tried it on him before I put on the hood and it's going to fit him beautifully.
Since I had a handmade gift for Son #1, I wanted to make sure Son #2 didn't feel left out. He helped me pick out some yarn and I decided to try this pattern out of Cat Bordhi's book, New Pathways for Sock Knitters.
Name of Project: Marcelo's Seven-League Boots
Yarn: Socks That Rock Heavyweight and KnitPicks Sock Garden
Needles: Size US 3 Knit Picks circulars
Estimated Time to Complete Project: A few days
These socks are super cute and easy and my son is all excited about them. He keeps walking around with the one sock on because I haven't finished the other yet. His new nickname, "One Sock". It actually rolls of the tongue quite naturally. It's going to be hard to not just give them to him instead of keeping them for a Christmas present.
In other news, when I thought about not signing up for the 2009 Rockin Sock Club, it was before I saw this.
Do you see who the designers are? I think it's going to be a fabulous year and I just couldn't miss out. Of course when I lamented to my husband about it, he was more than willing to get it for me for Christmas. It really made my day when one of the packages came, and he used to put it someplace where I would see it, but wasn't necessarily obvious. Like on top of the window valance, or around the corner on the stairs. He knew it was special mail and that I would be excited when I saw it. It made it all the more fun. So there it is, I am an official Rockin' Sock club junkie. I can not resist the club and the happiness that it brings. I guess I could have worse addictions...Merry Christmas to me!