I did pick up my dad's Christmas socks from 2009 finishing them one day over two years of being cast on.
I dyed the yarn while I was working at Lorna's Laces in Chicago flag colors. I love how the colors pooled and while the pattern doesn't knock your socks off, it's subtly there. So I have finished 4 of the knitted gifts I planned, 3 more are on the needles and 8 more to be cast on. But that figure could always change. 19 more days until Christmas morning. I am not crazy. And this all still seems very doable. This blog post is as much trying to convince myself as convince you out there reading my ramblings. Next to knitting and cookie baking is my love of wrapping gifts. My mom taught me to wrap gifts at an early age and I was always ready with a finger to help tie a ribbon tight or the scissors to curl the ribbon ends. This year I've discovered jingle bells thanks to pinterest. Here's a taste of the tree and the wrapping I have wrought on the presents beneath.
The present in the foreground is for my sister-in-law. I found the rosette at Renegade handmade this past weekend, made by my friend Lillian Asterfield, and just knew if had to be a bow on her box. The tags are from Star Shaped Press here in Chicago.
The Gnome paper I couldn't resist. It's so cute! I saved some of it to wrap my mom's present as well. Since she's the one who started the whole Gnome thing with me after watching Amelie.