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Kathryn
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:12 am    Post subject: Christmas gift knitalong Reply with quote

So, having realised how few weeks are left for me to finish my Christmas knitting, I thought other people might want to keep track of how they're getting on with their gift knitting as well.

So, feel free to panic or motivate here! Laughing

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Kathryn
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Christmas knitting list is

  1. Montego Bay scarf for friends birthday (end of November)
  2. Montego Bay scarf for friends birthday (end of December)
  3. Pair of frilled gloves for Christmas (to match Montego Bay 2)
  4. Mobile phone sock for Christmas
  5. Washcloth for MIL
  6. Washcloth for SIL
  7. Gift for Knitted Gift swap


Number 1 is 95% finished (needs blocking and fringing), and number 6 is about 25% done...

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Holly
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not think I can have Christmas in December this year. I may have to convince friends and family March is a much more reasonable time.
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norfolkknitter
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holly wrote:
I do not think I can have Christmas in December this year. I may have to convince friends and family March is a much more reasonable time.
Very Happy


You are so right!!!

Ok… the full horror of the remains of the Christmas list!!! And lots is already done!!!

1. Gloves: 3 pairs
2. DK socks: 2 pairs
3. Lace scarves: 2
4. Felted bowls: 7 sets
5. Children’s mittens: 4 pairs
6. Children’s DK socks: 2 pairs
7. Teen hats: 1
8. Lavender sachets: 4
9. Dish cloths: 6

Oh my!!! And there’s the wimple KAL and my mother’s birthday hot water bottle cover (end of November)

The socks and scarves could well mutate into cloths and felted mittens, so they are last… will start with the felted bowls as they are very quick and gratifying…

Might just go and hide in the garden for a while!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very frightened for you.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suppose it always looks worse written down...

I'm either comforting or deluding myself with the thought that very little is to post (most can be delivered locally on Christmas Eve) and I won't see my family until after Christmas and will take theirs with me while we travel...

I'm still frightened too!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My list is much shorter:

Cardigan for Gen -- done
Pinwheel Sweater for Juliet -- started.
Pullover for Ezra -- yarn bought.

Doesn't seem like much, but it seems like a lot to me as I don't get as much time to knit as I like. But then I shouldn't whine as I'm sure most of you have jobs as well as a house and people to take card of.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No........I just sit and knit~~~~
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knittingmama
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, my list will look pretty paltry next to others:

1. bulky sweater for DD (already 1/3 finished)
2. hoodie for DD (haven't bought the yarn yet)
3. mittens for four children
4. hat for BIL
5. gloves for DH
6. hat for DH
7. rolled brim hat for DD

The hats and mittens should be fairly simple to bang out in a couple of weeks. The hoodie is a maybe. The sweater will be finished. Then, there is the wimple, which is about a quarter finished. Like Holly said, just sit and knit.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FrancesWeyr wrote:
My list is much shorter:

Cardigan for Gen -- done
Pinwheel Sweater for Juliet -- started.
Pullover for Ezra -- yarn bought.

Doesn't seem like much, but it seems like a lot to me as I don't get as much time to knit as I like. But then I shouldn't whine as I'm sure most of you have jobs as well as a house and people to take card of.


Well, I added something else to my list -- some wool bed socks for my father. His circulation is not what it used to be and he gets a lot of use out of a good pair of wool socks. Wool is warmer than acrylic. He had a nice pair I made him out of a Cormo fleece, but they disapeared when my niece moved out.

I'm afraid I'll end up complicating the issue by spinning the yarn. I've got some roving in my stash which should work. It's not as soft as cormo, but seems to be working up nicely. I can remember chatting with the person who dyed it and sold it at Stitches Midwest, but I can't remember what kind of sheep it came from. It doesn't take too long to spindle up enough for socks. Maybe I'll take the spindle with me to work and use it on my breaks.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another sachet and most of a felted bowl done today...

Also had a very positive e-mail from my Masters programme tutor today and have found a couple of papers which are interesting reading for my research proposal... looking at how children learn and how alerting them to their learning style can (positively) affect their attitude to study...

All grist to the mill... just 24 Science books to mark now!!! I need to perfect the 'knitting while marking' technique!!! the 'knitting while reading' (as long it's a simple thing like felted bowls...) is fine...

Gina Very Happy
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Holly
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina....such a coincidence....not too long ago I was talking with my sister-in-law who said children all learn differently and have to learn differently.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holly wrote:
Gina....such a coincidence....not too long ago I was talking with my sister-in-law who said children all learn differently and have to learn differently.
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Which is what makes the No Child Left Behind thing so ridiculous. It's made to homogonize classrooms, which, by its very nature, leaves LOTS of children behind. Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

knittingmama wrote:
Holly wrote:
Gina....such a coincidence....not too long ago I was talking with my sister-in-law who said children all learn differently and have to learn differently.
Very Happy

Which is what makes the No Child Left Behind thing so ridiculous. It's made to homogonize classrooms, which, by its very nature, leaves LOTS of children behind. Mad


You are so right...LM tries to teach her lessons with about 3 styles in it...that gives most kids a better chance of grasping one of them, and the multi-style learners really get grounded...and she is available before or after school for those who need more help...if the govt. would give good teachers a chance to teach, it would make such a difference. And, don't get us started on putting kids with 3rd grade reading skills into high school science classes...BAD for both the child and the class... Evil or Very Mad

But, she is learning the calming skills of knitting in her time off... Smile ...and that knitted gifts can stretch a teacher's salary... Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A very quick reply just now as I'm flying out of the door to school and there's been a frost... so another 5 minutes needed to scrape the windscreen..!

Just to say that I feel in the UK we are also pressured to 'deliver' a curriculum to everyone, rather than to teach everyone. I'm going to be so interested to formally work with my class on my research and see what difference I can make by discovering more about them as learners, especially from what they have to tell me!

Back to the Christmas knits... 2 more bowls ready to felt... Very Happy
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