Since I’ve finished all three Waldorf Pinnies for the girls for Christmas, I’m working on a couple more Christmas projects.
The first is a sweater for my husband. He’s been asking me for years now to knit him a sweater, but honestly, I’ve been a little intimidated. He’s pretty particular about what he wants, so I’m hoping this is exactly it! He wanted a classic style but with a rolled neck – like how stockinette tends to roll on itself. I’m not sure how to do that, but the neck is the last piece of the sweater, so I’ll worry about that when I get to the end. The pattern is Drake and I’m using Cascade 220 Superwash in Aporto, mainly because I was getting gauge with the Waldorf Pinny and so I didn’t have to knit a swatch! It is a really pretty blue green color. Also, I’m knitting both sleeves concurrently as described by Miso Crafty Knits. So far, it’s been working well and it will be nice to have both sleeves done at the same time.
The second project is for the girls’ stockings – the Pom Pom Peds. They are really, really bright in Manos del Uruguay Alegria in the colorway Carnaval. Even though they don’t wear socks normally, they will be nice to wear around the house. They are ladies’ sizing but I plan on scaling them down to fit each of the girls.
So my plan is to knit for my husband when he’s not home, and knit for the girls when they are asleep. I don’t usually like having two projects at once, but that’s the only way I’m going to get these surprise projects done!