The Final Push

We’re entering that last push of Christmas preparations. When I got to the checkout at my local Michael’s, the line was as long as I’ve ever seen it.

Mostly, I am ready, which is to say that if I keep doing a couple of things every day, it should go fine. I’ve got some dog and cat toys — fish for the kitties, and ducks for the dogs.

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I have no illusions that the dog toys will last very long, but it will be fun for them while they last.

Then, because I was teaching that lovely necklace class one last time before the end of the year, I thought, well, I can start one in class myself, and voila! another Christmas gift (with an hour or so knitting after class).

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Finally, while the last of the Christmas knitting came to an end, I decided to do a remix. I knit the ___ a while back using Malabrigo Rios in the Indiecita colorway. Unfortunately, the hat was a little small, and not the right shape for my head. I pulled out the yarn (a rarity for me) and reknit in a slouchy beret style that will be more flattering, and warmer to boot. It was a little small pre-blocking, but should be perfect with the final block on the dinner plate!

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