Happy Yule! Happy Winter Solstice! Welcome back Sun! (Yes, I’m a day late again. Imagine that.)
I was able to finish up Baby Man’s Yule gift in time. It is Planet June’s Stegosaurus. (FYI: She is having a sale until December 24th.) I used Bernat Satin, and made a few changes because my gauge is a wee bit tighter than June’s, even when using one size large hook.
It was better received by Baby Man than I expected. He doesn’t really care for soft toys, but he has given this one a couple of hugs and driven it around in the bulldozer he got as a gift on Saturday from my cousin and his wife. I’m hoping to crochet Planet June’s Tortoise for him for his birthday.
I also finished up my first Pyroclastic Sock (by Marlowe Crawford, in Winter 2009 Knitty). It turned out quite well, even though I had to take a few guesses as to how the patten on the top of the foot was supposed to change. It is a bit different than the standard sock architecture, being based on Elizabeth Zimmerman/Meg Swanson’s Arch-Shaped Stockings. I love how the bottom of the sock hugs my foot, and I am so looking forward to wearing these. I’ve already cast on the second sock.
Christmas knitting is done, as is all the holiday crocheting. The gifts have been washed and the last one is is almost done drying. One thing needs to have the sweater lint remover thing run over it, but it still looks pretty good. I’m hoping to tackle my wrapping tomorrow, and then relax until it is time to put the turkey in on Christmas Day. After that, well, stitching again! And who knows what else.