It's o.k. to admit that you're just not going to finish all of your holiday projects, right?
Ever since I was a kid I usually would opt for making gifts instead of buying them . For some, it's the perfect item. Others don't quite get it-- and that's o.k. Since I've been without a sewing machine for the last few months, and a loaned surger is arriving for a week or so tomorrow , I know any knitting project that may have possibly been completed from here on out will be on hold.
With that said, I give you unfinished holiday item #1: It's the Patrick sweater by Black Purl Designs. The neck/shoulder decrease section was poorly written-- we all know how the "at the same time" business works-- so I sorta stopped after I realized the neck opening was too small. This, of course, occurred after I had finished a 3 needle bind-off at the shoulder! grr.
It's ripped out and waiting for corrective knitting. Perhaps you'll see it on your birthday, Erik!
Unfinished holiday item #2:
Alpaca mitts for my brother-- modified Charlene Schurch pattern. (he doesn't know about the blog.) Soft as butter. There's a slight chance I'll finish by Dec. 24th. We'll see. I'm aiming to finish *at least* one to wrap up and place under the tree.