1. Ann, I think, misunderstood, and sympathized about my efforts to finish Mr. S's sweater by Christmas. Let me clarify, Ann. No. Freakin'. Way. I hope to finish it before Spring.
2. Yes, Minty, I did hold it up to him. Yes, it will fit. Yes, he is a broad, barrel-chested kind of man. And, no, Maria, that is not a blanket, it is the back of my husband's sweater, and yes, it is big enough to be a blanket. Perhaps I should have stuck to socks.
Just because I said I am making only one knitted gift for Christmas this year doesn't mean I'm not making anything. This week, I made these:
They are, as individuals, everything I like about people: irreverent, a little ribald, often subversive, and incredibly encouraging of me, both personally and in my knitting. After our summer of partying together in each others' homes and backyards, we went from being co-knitters to good friends.
Merry Christmas, y'all!