Happy Christmas eve to you…

Ready or not, Christmas is coming. I’m as ready as I’m going to get. Tonight is a whirlwind of activity, and then we’ll have a quiet Christmas morning. Bliss.

I’ve knit several gifts this year, although I didn’t set out to do so. Knit just happens! My favorite one is a new design, and I can’t show it until after Christmas. But here’s another version of one of my cowls. This one is knit with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Chunky, and it’s lusciously soft. A gift for a non-blog reading friend.

cashmerino

The Cashmerino Chunky is a lot lighter than the Malabrigo Chunky, so this was knit on a US 9, as opposed to the 10.5, and on fewer stitches. It took about 1.5 balls of yarn (50 gram balls). I loved knitting with this yarn.

merry mookmas

Mookie wishes you a very happy holiday. We’ve celebrated Hanukkah, and are about to celebrate Christmas. Which reminds me, I still have to go get her a new catnip slug to put in her stocking. She loves them.

log cabin mook

Almost as much as she loves this Log Cabin blanket that she’s claimed for her very own.

Did you finish all your gift knitting? Is it time to start something for you? I’m still toying with the idea of a Heather Hoodie (ravelry link), but I want it to have sleeves. I have a skein of Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky to swatch, and if I still like the idea after swatching, I’ll order a sweater’s worth of it. What do you want to knit next?

Merry Christmas!

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17 responses to “Happy Christmas eve to you…

  1. The photos of your cat on that blanket are precious. (I love that blanket, by the way!) You guys celebrate Hanukkah too???

  2. Oh, that kitty loves you! Look at those gorgeous eyes adoring you. :)

  3. I’m still knitting as we speak!
    Merry Christmas, Michele! or should I say Merry Mookmas ;)

  4. Merry Christmas! I LOVE that Log Cabin blanket by the way. Just lovely!

  5. Merry Christmas to you and yours, be they two-legged or four.

  6. Kitty looks so cozy on the blanket!

    I didn’t do knitted gifts this year. I’ve got a Noro striped scarf and a Vine Lace scarf with sparkly yarn on the needles; when they’re done I’ll put them away for next Christmas. That’s the plan, anyway! ;)

  7. Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!! :)

  8. What a sweet kitty! She has excellent taste…

  9. Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!! love those photos of mookie.. she’s a beauty

  10. No gift-knitting this year here, which has greatly relieved my stress.

    Hope you have a terrific combo holiday and can’t wait to see what you cast on for you!

  11. The cowl and blanket look lovely. Merry Christmas!

  12. Hope your holiday was fabulous! I’ve just reorganized my Ravelry queue so that I can actually start at the top and work my way down in 2010. I’ve already ordered the yarn for my first project! :)

  13. Jenna Sarowitz

    Let’s see, the kids gave me a ball of lovely periwinkle Debbie Bliss Como and some rose pima cotton. Hmmm. The Como is drawing me in. I’m thinking gloves with bulky wrists and sock yarn hands.

  14. That cowl looks very soft and must have just flew off the needles!

    While its Christmas day and I should be all finished with gifts, the two guys in the house were short changed to get others gifts done. So I’ll try to get theirs done before I dive into all the delicious yarn that’s come my way.

    The dogs like my Lizard Ridge blanket best too. Even pets know that wool is good. ;-)

    Merry Christmas!

  15. Pretty! Pretty!

    I hope you all had a very merry Christmas.

    xo

  16. Very pretty cowl and blanket – no wonder she claimed it!

    I hope you had a very Merry Christmas (and Happy New Year!)

  17. What an utterly *gorgeous* kitty! Such beautiful big green eyes! She looks so soft — I just want to pick her up and snorgle her. Which I’m quite sure she wouldn’t appreciate, as she does not know me. So please snorgle her for me? ;)