Welcome to the Holiday Season

The Holidays have finally arrived! The lights are up all over the city and Fifth Ave is just gorgeous, as it is every year! We’re getting ready to set up our Christmas tree and my wardrobe consists of primarily coats, scarves, hats and gloves. Yup, it’s winter! But the number one reason I know the holidays have arrived: I’ve been knitting up a storm and the gift countdown is on! My list is pretty long and I’m not sure how many gifts I will be able to finish, but hopefully enough so I don’t feel like too much of a procrastinator!

I actually have finished one item so far, but I did start it last August (haven’t worked on it since August, LOL) and just needed to do the last 20% of it or so, so I guess it’s not TOO much of an accomplishment. It’s a baby hoodie and it actually is NOT done, I still need to buy buttons for it! I’m hoping to get the buttons this weekend and be 100% done with it (notice the sleeping Kubrick on the bottom left corner… he always wants to be in a picture! haha!):

I like how it turned out overall, though we’ll see how it looks on the nephew! 🙂

Next up, I’m working on a hat for my stepdad. It’s the Koolhaas hat, and I’m really loving it so far! I need to make more of these hats for sure, they are SO nice! And, yes, it’s orange, haha!

And finally, not Christmas Gift-related, but something I just HAD to share because as soon as it arrived, I started to drool. Drool, I tell you!

It’s Tilli Tomas’ Rock Star. 100% silk with glass beads. Just AMAZING to the touch. This one will be for ME… I’m too selfish to give this away after knitting it up! Close up:

Anyone jealous? 😉

Good luck to all the rest of you on your Holiday knitting!

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10 responses to “Welcome to the Holiday Season

  1. Ria 12.06.2008 at 5:26 am

    I love the sweater!! It is too cute! can’t wait to see it on your nephew. And yes I am drooling over that yarn.

    ria (tonyfan4ever on ravelry)

  2. CiCi and CAJtalk 12.06.2008 at 7:08 am

    I am not doing any holiday knitting. You have been pretty busy. Your photos are amazing. I luv luv luv Tilli Tomas

  3. Nacole 12.06.2008 at 7:35 am

    I to am doing Yule/christmas gifts this year. My first time doing so.
    I have to say that I too love that yarn!! I would love to feel it!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. ( http://thisspinnersworld.blogspot.com )

    Nacole

  4. Amber/Rayne 12.06.2008 at 3:20 pm

    That would be me (jealous!) That is so pretty.
    I love the hat too!

  5. Monica 12.06.2008 at 4:18 pm

    I love the Koolhaus hat pattern, but I’ve yet to knit it! Looking good… even if it is orange!

  6. babblingbrook 12.06.2008 at 5:29 pm

    ooo, I like that hat! What yarn is that? The sweater is so lovely too. 🙂

    I'm going fast & furious on my Christmas knitting as well!

  7. Lina 12.06.2008 at 6:31 pm

    Glad you are all enjoying the yarn! I’m currently trying my hardest NOT to knit something with it and work on the Christmas gift list instead, LOL!

    Thanks for the compliments on the hat and sweater… I hope the recipients will like them!

    babblingbrook, the yarn for the hat is Shokay Shambala yarn. It’s really soft yak yarn! 🙂

  8. Blushed 12.07.2008 at 12:08 am

    That sweater is adorable and I love the yarn color for the hat!

  9. Daisy mum 12.07.2008 at 12:24 am

    I like the beaded yarn. It is so pretty. Did you eant to enter my contest? It is in my Dec. 2nd post. Thanks for your comment.

  10. yarndancer 12.07.2008 at 2:31 pm

    I love the baby hoody, it’s so cute!!! And yes, I’m jealous 😉

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