Hi, I'm Farfalla. I think it's a great idea to have a community for everyone who's getting started on their holiday knitting early. I'm not a Christian but I like to give presents and besides, there are lots of fall/winter birthdays in my family so it winds up being my heavy gift-knitting season anyway.
I am planning on making Fetching
, cabled fingerless mittens, for several people this year, including a red pair with a white stripe for my pal moondroplette
, a devout Starsky & Hutch fan. (You know, like their car?)
My grandmother wanted house-socks for her November birthday, so I was considering either TLC Cara Mia or Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. I have both lying around my house in the same shade of too-much-creamer coffee, coincidentally. Which do you suggest? She lives in South Florida.
My biggest gift for the holidays is the sweater I promised my best friend, who was just accepted into vet school in Minnesota. For the first time since we became pals 11 1/2 years ago, we'll live farther than four miles apart. I bought her 'Big Girl Knits' and let her pick what she wanted, and she chose the mosaic boatneck pullover. Her birthday is in early January. I was thinking of using Merino Style from Knitpicks, since it is light and fluffy, cheap, and soft. The yarn the pattern calls for (Cascade Pastazza) includes llama and the test skein I bought felt itchy to me.
Well, those are my holiday knitting plans.