Had a wonderful Thanksgiving at the in-laws'. I thought ahead and brought knitting to do, and managed to avoid eating *too* much by keeping my hands busy. The resulting hat, begun on the drive up and finished just as we got back, turned out great. It's a Christmas tree hat, topped with a glow-in-the-dark yarn pompon "star." And, as my two youngest girls have been fighting over it ever since, it looks like I will be knitting at least one more.
I haven't made as much progress on the "Thrifty 50" challenge as I had hoped, but I have been making progress nonetheless. Let's see. The completed gift tally so far is:
- 8 microwaveable hot packs (2 have already been gifted as birthday presents)
- 2 nightgowns
- 2 doll nightgowns
- 1 pair PJ pants with matching doll pants (the PJ pants are already in use, with the doll pants coming for Christmas)
- 2 Reversible Crayon Aprons for the little sisters
- 1 Reversible Crayon Apron (craft version) for big sis
All three have been cut out and are awaiting sewing time tomorrow.
- felted PSP cozy for big brother
- angel costumes for the little sisters
- at least 4 more hot packs . . . they make great last-minute and spur-of-the-moment gifts.
- a pair of fingerless gloves for oldest daughter's piano teacher (time permitting)
- a skirt for oldest daughter's piano recital (not a gift, but still needs to be done)
- knitted bowling set for the little girls (a big maybe at this point, but I do already have yarn and supplies)
- as many doll clothes as time will permit me to finish. I have been saving leftover fabric from the girls' clothes for months and will do my best to use up as much as I can.
- something for the baby. Ideas, anyone?
There's certainly more that I might be forgetting, but I think that's the bulk of it. It's bound to be a busy, but exciting month!