It is stunning here in DC. Outside it is nice and sunny, which a few puffy clouds ambling their way across the sky. It is a crisp fall day, and the breeze is quite invigorating. It truly is the perfect knitting weather, a harbinger that the time to pull out the cozy sweaters and mittens is near.
Today, I am working on my first Christmas project. Knitting takes a while, so those on my list that are lucky enough to get handmade scarves, hats, or slippers are quite lucky, because it means that I have been pouring over their project for months, agonizing over who would like what.
This present that I am working on is a lovely black and gold scarf. I have fallen in love with this yarn, and as always, it is going to be desperately hard to give it up come December. In fact, this actually should be my second Christmas project of the year, but the first one I loved so much that I decided to keep it. I will be taking pictures and writing many posts in January dedicated to this year’s handmade presents, but since most of the recipients look at this blog from time to time, I need to maintain the presents’ anonymity for the sake of Christmas surprise.