Oooh, I got so lucky with Secret Santa at work! I pulled the name of one of our stage managers who is a big knitter! Such fun! But so hard not to give myself away - I was so tempted to just shower her with yarn and gadgets but that would be a dead giveaway that I was her Santa. I'm spreading out the knitting-related gifties - yesterday some knitting note cards that I picked up at Michael's Crafts last year, today a bottle of wine, tomorrow the Stitch 'n Bitch calendar ...... Today I went to Knitty City to pick up her final gift - a very cool needle roll. I'll try to remember to take a picture tomorrow - I might have to get one for myself!
I've received some lovely goodies from my Santa, though none that are related to knitting. However, I did get a cool surprise today when my partner in crime, Chris, decided to give out his gifts early and he surprised me with Last Minute Knitted Gifts, which has totally been on my wishlist forever! Thanks, Chris! His reason for this particular book was that after the never-ending braided scarf for Kate, I might enjoy some small, quick projects. Heh. Ya think?
So. The braided scarf. Is kicking my ass. I though I was doing great until last Friday when I realized it was 10 days until Christmas and I wasn't even halfway done! Eek! So I kicked it into overdrive, and let me tell you - this scarf is NOT difficult, it's not even too boring, but jeez is it time-consuming! I'm finally to the sixth and last tube, and I'm about a third of the way done with that. The tubes go fast at first, but then you start to measure the last 18 inches or so, and you'd swear that the gremlins have been undoing your knitting because that last bit takes FOR-freaking-EVER!
Anyway. I'd better click "post" and go knit like the wind because if I don't finish this damn thing soon I might just hang myself with it.