So here are my current excuses:
1 -My Favourite Things Infinity Scarf - a neighbor, quite unaware of the project I was working on, bought me 150 Scandinavian Knitting Designs for christmas. However, a few other more pressing projects have come up so my scarf is now on hold - as is my ripple blanket (due to the fact that someone ate my 3.5 mm bamboo crochet hook! three possible suspects were in the room at the time, two of which are goldfish, so my money is on this guy)...
3 - Whilst picking out the yarn for the Milo, Tino chose some bright sock yarn for himself. There's not really a deadline here but as soon as I cast on he'll be following me around asking "are they nearly done yet?"
Also started a pair of basic socks for a good friend who's having a rough time of things at the moment and needs cheering up, this project should really take priority don't you think.
And, if that's not enough to be getting on with I've signed up with Ysolda for a mystery kal. I found the yarn I want to use, will just have to hope it arrives on time for the first clue on Jan 13. But I've got a funny feeling I'll be playing catch up.
I also have a FO since my last yarn along. This great hat from the Taproot Issue 8 :: Reclaim.
I used some Phildar Laureate mohair/acrylic yarn from my stash and it knitted up so quickly and is so toasty and warm. Definitely a christmas-gift knit idea (oh lets not talk about christmas knitting in January, please!)
Forgot to take a pic of my book but I'm reading Death Comes to Pemberley, a follow on to Pride and Prejudice, by the great crime fiction writer P D James. Only just started so it's hard to comment but I'm expecting good things!
Linking up with Ginny, what are you knitting and reading this week?