I should be able to get the Chunky Tote finished this afternoon which leaves me two whole knitting days before Christmas. Obviously, the sane thing to do would be working on some WIPs, but there is a strong urge to knock up something new for Christmas instead. The candidates are:
- Another pair of house socks for Mom. The first pair I knitted ended up going to Grandma. Mom saw & loved the socks, and she knows they were originally supposed to be for her.
Pro: Big surprise factor.
Con: Might not be able to finish them in time.
- A small festive red and white tea cozy using this snowflake chart to add a little Fair Isle.
Pros: Would be very useful (current tea cozy is cotton – so not suitable for a cold house in winter) & I’ve been wanting to try Fair Isle again.
Con: Might be too Christmasy-looking to use after Sunday.
- Divine Throw made from Paton’s Divine in frosted green.
Pros: I’ve had it planned as a Christmas gift to the household for months. Would pick up the accents in the living room couch nicely.
Cons: Uncertain about the mohair content, afraid it might set off Mom’s allergies. Probably underestimating time required to finish.
So.. what do you think? Should I have a go at one of these, or solemnly stitch to my previous plan?