“Oh the weather outside is frightful… but the fire is so delightful…”
The thing I remember most vividly from the house where I grew up is the wind in the trees on stormy afternoons. My folks still live here, in Black Creek, a small community on Vancouver Island. Out the window you can tall Douglas fir trees, and when the wet and windy southeasters blow up the Strait of Georgia these big old monster trees wave back and forth while the rain tap, tap, taps on the skylight in the living room. The wood stove glows, keeping the house warm and toasty, and on miserable days like these we just stay inside and eat soup and crusty bread, drink irish coffee, chat, and knit!
Needless to say, while visiting the sodden West Coast I am very much enjoying #knityourlist – a super epic knit list that Alexa and I are working our way through as we count down to Christmas day. Because designing is my job, I don’t often find the time to make knitted gifts for my family, but this year Alexa and I have taken on a pile of delicious projects. We wrote all about it in this blog post.
Em’s #knityourlist progress:
I am not stressing or fussing… if the projects don’t get done on time, it will be fine. So far, by day 8 / 12 I have completed 2 of my projected 6 projects… hmmm looking at the math I may not get the whole lot done!
I’ve finished a Stovetop hat for John, Antler Mittens for my sister Heidi, and am part-way through Lumberjack socks for my Dad and a Campfire pullover for little Max!
Alexa’s #knityourlist pile of squishy goodness:
Alexa is a star when it comes to whipping out beautiful finished knits! Despite working her buns off and taking care of 3 children under 4, she seems to accomplish twice the knitting that I do… I don’t know how she fits it all in, but I’m glad to have such a hard-working business partner!
So far she’s made a Greystone Hat in Sweet Fiber Merino Twist Worsted in ‘winter’, an adorable little Prairie Fire pullover in Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran in ‘grapefruit’, and the cutest little tiny Flax socks in Sweet Fiber Cashmere Aran.
On top of those projects, she has just knit up a new design for adorable boot toppers!
Have you #knityourlist yet?
Wanna follow our last-minute knitting on Instagram and Facebook? You can watch our progress day by day, and share your photos and projects too… we’d love to see what you’re whipping out in time for the big day. Just tag your posts with #knityourlist
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December 22, 2014 @ 3:40 pm
I have just completed Prairie Fire and mukluks for our grandchildren…..kid knits are so fun!
December 21, 2014 @ 2:27 am
Beautiful!! Paola – Italy