Thursday, December 09, 2010

We interrupt your regularly scheduled knitting... bring you Christmas gift knitting...

Greetings, and Dear Cynthia,

It may not surprise you that I have unrealistic goals for what I shall accomplish in terms of knitting projects to be completed in time to "gift" them.

First, for my clinical instructor, who was joking with one of the other fine gentlemen at the clinic where I am currently working about how I should knit him a sweater, "or at least a hat"... Tomorrow is my last day at this clinic, so I'll give him this tree ornament (pattern/kit can be found at Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill):
Are you able to guess his name?
And the flip side:
Second, for my advisor, whom I called upon for advice for one of my patients and has been there coaching me since the day I stepped foot back on campus almost three years ago, and because she told me that I "owe" her cookies but that she has stopped eating them in order to shed a few pounds, a full-sized Christmas stocking (pattern/kit can be found at Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill):
I love the braid detail it uses to separate sections...
And the flip side of that, which includes a snowflake pattern which I improvised, in case my advisor already has a stocking which says "Jill" on it and just wants to hang up an un-named sock:
Finally, a gansey sweater for each one of my kids, which I will post pictures of the next time I write. I am roughly 1/3 done with each of the sweaters and may finish, er, maybe, one of them this coming week?? Stay tuned for progress on those.

In the meantime, I made a batch of cookies to share with all of my current coworkers so that they have sweet thoughts about me as I depart tomorrow:
I want a job there, and have a plan, but there are currently no openings... I don't graduate until next May, but no harm in planting a few seeds right now...

How is everybody else's Christmas knitting going right now.

It's snowing right now -- beautiful!
Warm regards,
Laura (YarnThrower)


Cindy G said...

Aw, all those pics make me feel all warm and Christmas-y.

(But I swear I don't know how you get everything done.)

Laikabear said...

I love the gingerbread cookies! Mmmmm... And the stocking and little hat ornament are so cute! I am not making anyone's present this year... I haven't done any knitting in a while. Maybe on the plane when I travel over Xmas? :)

Sus said...

Love the wee hat and the stocking! I'm impressed with how much you accomplish during the holidays!