crunch time, 12.12

It’s that time of year again; that time when I’m up to all hours of the night, feverishly finishing gifts for the holidays.

Knitting like crazy.

And every year, I say I’m going to get started early; finish things in summer and fall when I have time. And every year, I do, basically, none of that.

Candy canes and snowmen…and all that ho hum.

It’s a mad dash to get all the holiday knitted gifts completed; and this year, I had two orders for comissioned pieces (a set of Bella Swan cabled mittens and a hearts beret for a co-workers 16 year old daughter and two Minnesota Vikings Hats for a friend of my Mum’s son and his wife, now living in Minnesota) plus a whole boat load of friends and family I had specific ideas in mind for gifting.

That being said, there are plenty of lamp-lit hours of the eve to take to all the extras; these include the delicious Candy Cane Stocking (available in the Knit Simple Holiday 2009 magazine and via Ravelry) and the delicious new pattern for baby Snowmen from MochiMochi Land, which is free with any pattern purchase from Anna H. through December 26 so nod over and get a twofer!

You can track it all at the Ho Holiday flickr set, though its a bit sparse right now.