I’m still being good, haven’t opened my Chanuka swap gifts. Although Jackie tells me that if I do decide to open the packages before Chanuka, I can always declare it “Chana-ka” whenever I want!
I have mailed my package to my spoilee already. I do find it highly peculiar that most Chanuka gifts that I get from abroad have Chanuka wrapping paper…but in Israel there is none to be found. And I’ve asked at the largest stationery and gift shops, as well as little hole-in-the-wall shops that usually have everything. All the salespeople look at me as if I’ve lost my mind. Chanuka decorations are everywhere, but no wrapping paper. So… I made my own. Hope my spoilee is amused!
I’ve passed the halfway mark with Slouchy Kid, kidlet’s slouchy hat. There have been no more goofs – let’s hope that continues. It really is a wonderful project, I love the pattern, and the yarn is fantastic to work with. I’m knitting with BBB filati Martine, 100% superwash merino, in the colour kidlet chose:
It’s very soft, and very tightly twisted, so that knitting with it is a joy and the stitch definition is so sharp.
(Even if my photography isn’t…)
I do have more of this yarn in another colour, and I think on my next LYS crawl I may pick up more. (Ahem. Yarn diet? What?)
I won’t have any days off during Chanuka, which is a bummer, since kidlet will be home. We’ll have to work something out for the weekend. In the meantime, right now it’s off to the Galilee to visit her!