Well I don't know about you, but I've reached that stage where I feel that if it isn't done now, I just don't care. Today Eve arrives home, her first visit since she left in August - my decorating blitz will mean there are quite a few changes for her to see. Grace comes home tomorrow, so as far as I'm concerned, Christmas has arrived - I've got my girls back.
I finished knitting the socks for my husband on Thursday (no photos yet). So now I can relax and knit something fun for me.
Prior to starting my new knitting project, I was very disciplined and finished my Swallowtail Shawl.
Isn't it a beauty.
I just love the colours in the yarn.
The shawl is so soft and light, a mix of blue faced Leicester and silk - a treat bought at Yarndale this year.
I'm glad it's finished and I've made a mental note not to knit with lace weight yarn for a while - it just doesn't seem to flow as easily as knitting with other weight yarns.
Anyway, I'm now back with some good old 4 ply Fair Isle knitting. The pile of leftovers of Rowan Fine Tweed I was contemplating the other day, are now on their way to becoming a cardigan.
Because some of the colours have only very small amounts left, I've decided to knit the sleeves and body concurrently, to make sure I don't run out of any colour.
I'm using the chart from a Debbie Bliss v-necked jumper pattern, but working to my own measurements for a cardigan.
I'm making the colour choices up as I go along - I want it to be a riot of colour. Maybe not as bright as the Debbie Bliss version, but plenty of colour changes nevertheless.
Let's hope it works. But I'm enjoying the process - and that's what it's all about.
The Darts World Championship has started, so I've got plenty of time to sit and knit - it's going to be just a perfect Christmas.
I hope you're feeling relaxed and prepared.