Last April I learned how to knit Intarsia. I instantly came up with ideas for knitting, not one but FOUR, afghans as Christmas presents. THIS Christmas.
Then a day spent surfing the web and I've rekindled my passion for learning how to hook rugs. BAM, I have a sudden brain storm for my mothers' Christmas present. THIS Christmas. Mind you the only hooked rugging I've done was latch hooking as a child. This step runner has to be classy and look realistic as the recipient does not appreciate anything remotely folk artsy.
These ideas and plans can not wait for Christmas's down the line, oh no! They HAVE to be designed and created by me in time to give this year.
Christmas 2013 now looks like:
One Intarsia Rainbow Dash afghan
One Intarsia Pinky Pie afghan
One Intarsia Apple Jack & Big Mac afghan
One Intarsia honkin' huge block afghan
One hand dyed, hand spun, hand hooked step runner (learn how to hook rugs first)
Four hand dyed, hand spun, hand knit Christmas Advent Wreaths (learn how to knit on dpns first)
Two or three hand spun skeins to gift to someone who doesn't think handspun should be sold for a lot of money.
I've said before that I need a wool intervention. Then it was to keep me from buying more fleeces. Now I need one to keep me from having all these "wonderful" ideas.