Handmade holidays in July? Yes. I promised myself a long time ago that if I was going to give hand knit gifts, I wouldn't wait to begin until two weeks before the gift giving day.
I promised myself, because one winter I knit 23 pairs of slippers in 14 days. It was my last year in college. It was the brief period of time when I hadn't quite recovered from the insanity of cramming for finals and the warm nostalgia of family traditions. Add to the mix a husband, a six year old, and a one year old; clearly, the lack of sleep effected my common sense. I haven't knit a slipper since. Maybe it's time to try again. Maybe next week.
This week, to kick things off, I decided to start with a small project. (It's 90 some degrees, after all.) The Mira Sweater for my niece, who just turned two. It's a really fast, easy knit and I love the buttons my oldest son, Jake, made for me. I also made a few changes from my original pattern. You can find all the notes over on Ravelry.
Have you started any holiday making? Feel free to share a link in the comments.
Labels: handmade holiday, knitting