Early November: Oh look at me, I'm casting on so early! I'm going to make gifts for EVERYONE!
November: New job, while excellent, is exhausting and turns me into a vegetable after 5pm.
Thanksgiving: So I've only done half a front... there's still a month until Christmas!
Early December: Knit, knit, knit the front. Wait, I'm supposed to decrease along the neckline? Rip, rip, rip.
Mid-December: Knit every free second of every day.
Plane ride home three days before Christmas: Put sweater down to knit Mom's hat.
Up until 11pm Christmas Eve: Knit, knit, knit. Seam, seam, seam.
6am Christmas morning: Seam, seam, seam. Wrap. Collapse.
I didn't block it, though she doesn't seem to mind. The pattern is #49 Milk from Verena Knitting, and I would not recommend it - it's terribly written. I used Berroco Vintage DK, a machine washable blend.
Lavender Cables Hat in Classic Elite Magnolia. This is probably the 4th hat I've made for her, and I think I finally got it right.
Was anyone else gift-making down to the wire? I'm not even actually done yet... still owe my boyfriend some pajama pants!