Pattern: Pom Pom Peds by Purl Bee, size 8
Yarn: Knit Picks Felici 1 skeins = 218.0 yards (199.3m) in Atmosphere
Needles: US size 2 (3mm) double points
Mods: Haven’t made the namesake pom pom. Something tells me it would be too busy with the stripes.
These were extraordinarily fast to knit for me: 8 days! It typically takes me that long for a single sock at a pretty fast pace, so this was immensely satisfying. I feel pretty good about these as a last minute Christmas gift: they are soft, washable, colorful, and hand knit, all the prerequisites for a gift to a non-knitter!
I am almost finished with Project V for my sister as well, so that means the gift knitting is nearing its end. In a fit of excitement I wound up a ball of yarn to knit something for myself, potentially this. I’m also pretty excited to start this sweater, but I’m trying to hold off until things settle down in January. (All the links are a nod to you procrastinators out there. Nothing’s better than following a lead to kill time, eh?!)
Sadly I probably won’t have much time to knit this weekend as I am planning on spending a lot of time cooking, cleaning, and entertaining. We will also be attending a performance of The Nutcracker on Sunday, one of my very favorite holiday traditions. In middle school I was in the show and had to play a boy, wearing a short wig and high waisted trousers. I guess my ballet skills weren’t all that spectacular!
I hope you have a warm and merry weekend!