All good things must come to an end, and a mere 3 months to the day after I cast on, I have finished a pair of grey men's socks. Kitchenered them and wove in the ends at Borders this morning. It's a great relief. These have been like an albatross around my neck.
And now...all the Christmas knitting is done! And I have *nothing* on the needles!
This afternoon, I made the long-awaited sheep for Ryan as well. Kristen told him about the sheep I made from a recycled felted thrift-store sweater, and he wanted one too. So I cut up sweaters and machine and hand-stitched all afternoon. All the sheep needs now is buttons for eyes. So even that Christmas gift is done.
I might try making a Seaman's Cap for my Dad for his birthday, which is January 4th, to match the mittens.
Or I might make myself some fingerless Maine Morning Mitts.
Or I could knit a hat for Kristen.
Or I could start one of the two lovely skeins of sock yarn I bought recently. I want to have a pair done for Kristen when I go to visit her January 18th, or at least finish them while I'm there. I plan to spend 5 days there over MLK weekend.
We put up the Christmas tree yesterday. And most of the Christmas cards are written out--though not mailed because, oh irony of ironies, we ordered stamps by mail and they haven't come yet. It's pretty sad when the post office can't even deliver their own stamps on time.
Well, it's nice to be done with school and done with most of the Christmas preparations, and to have a relaxing week ahead.