'Tis the season for family get togethers, presents, and holiday crafting. It's also the season for snow. Finished with finals, I headed back east to visit my folks. This morning, I woke up to 8-10 inches of snowfall!!! As you may have guessed from my name, I didn't grow up in this sort of place. I'm really looking forward to a possible white Christmas, or at least a really good snow fight with my brothers.
Since that's about the extent of my knitting prowess, I'm not knitting gifts for my family. A massive amount of scarves under the tree would probably not be appreciated. I am tatting a present for my mother, however, since I don't know if she reads my blog, you will have to wait for the post-Christmas post to find out what it is.
I still have a new project for the Challenge however, an anklet! I tatted this based on a picture I saw in an old book in the school library. It's a simple ring-chain-ring line. It took me a few tries to get the ratio correct, but I like what it turned out as. I was trying to figure out how to incorporate buttons into my tatting, this is one way. I like it because it's a little frilly piece of jewelry and I can wear it through airport security. :)
I am trying my hand at knitting something new. I'm trying my hand at a pair of fingerless mittens. I found a beautiful pattern for Rose Tyler's Fingerless Gloves. I love the cable and seed stitch detailing. So far it seems like a very simple pattern, but I haven't gotten to the thumb gusset yet. I guess we'll just see how it goes!
How about you, what are you working on this fine holiday season?