I know. I’m still behind! But at least everyone I saw in person got their gift on time! Ok, ok, so that isn’t saying much this year because we are all seeing less people than usual. These hats went to a few nieces. One of them even wore their hat for a little while (until they got too hot). The purple one I made at the beginning of the year and went into a timeout because I was really unhappy with it, but couldn’t bring myself to rip it out. When I found it, I loved it, so, gift it is. The other two I just made up as I went with some bulky yarn I had left from other projects.
I was also able to go see my dad for a bit and was able to give him an original of mine. This is a hat I sell at the massage studio where I work, called Artemis. The Stag being one of the goddess’s symbols. I added the stag horn cable on either side for this one, just for my dad. He really likes the fit, which makes me happy.
Then I reached into my knitting library for some more quick gift ideas. I made my mother-in-law a headband from one of these magazines and some cowls from the Highland Knits book. I have a difficult time knitting for my MIL. She never really seems to appreciate what I’ve made her in the past and once complained to my husband I never make her anything nice. She seemed very underwhelmed by this gift. I want to knit for her to show her how much I appreciate all her help this year with the kids and all of my husband’s health crisis stuff, but I can’t bring myself to put any real effort into it because she still doesn’t seem to appreciate it. I have made her shawls, cowls, hats, fingerless mitts, and none of it good enough. I only ever see her wearing the stuff she crochets herself. I guess I need to just let it go.
This knit was going to be a gift, but I fell in love with it once it was done. The yarn was originally meant for a project for myself anyway, so I kept it and quickly made another one in black and grey to gift. I’m not sure if she liked it yet, as the recipient was not feeling well and I was not able to give it to her myself. I have no doubt she will at least appreciate the effort.
I have a few more projects in the works for a couple people, but most importantly I need to get to work on my husband’s sweater. I bought the yarn back in March or April, but got busy with a lot of other things and it’s just been hanging out in its plastic wrap. I think he’s getting a bit jealous too. So I’ll be knitting it in secret. Shhh.