Friday, November 12, 2010

Knitting for holiday gifts

First of all, I want to apologize for not blogging in over a month! We've been busy around the shop trying to keep up with all of the knitters that are busy knitting for the holidays. We've also been in hiring and training mode, so that all of our customers will get the help and care that they need from us. The other big news in the shop is that Megan had her baby boy, Maddux, on October 27th. He weighed in at 8 pounds, 15 ounces which is a lot for tiny little Megan. She will be back in the shop one of these days. We are hoping that Maddux will be here with her... then we can get our baby fix!

I want to thank the people that answered my last post with what inspires them to knit. We drew one name from those that answered, and the winner is Judy. Judy, I'll email you today to figure out how to get the prize to you.

Now that we know what inspires some of you to knit, I thought I should tell you what I've been inspired to knit for gifts this year.

I'm knitting the Bella Mittens and large sized Daphne and Delilah the Momma and Baby Monster for my daughter Katie. I recently finished the Shroom hat for Katie (from Knitty). I know she won't read this, so for her it will all still be a surprise. I'm still working on Tim's sweater, but it won't be ready by Christmas. I know he will love it anytime it's ready, but preferably before summer arrives (ha-ha-ha). I'm also knitting an average sized Daphne and Delilah for Jonah (Megan's oldest son). I usually make something for my mom, but I'm not sure what it will be.
She loves cashmere, so I think I'll finish the Stork's Nest Scarf for her that's been resting (Zzzzzz) in my closet.

Thanksgiving is near and we are debating whether to cook or to go somewhere to eat. I know I'll be thankful if I can get a lot of knitting done that day...

Happy knitting!