So to keep me busy, I decided to knit a surprise hat for T (hope he isn't reading this -- if so "Hi Babe, avert your eyes, or go to the Tractors Online website, for a while, K?").
It is knit from the yarn he picked out at Have a Yarn several weeks ago, so he knows he will eventually get a hat, but I thought I'd give it to him as a Christmas Surprise ... and cast on for it shortly before noon today .
I am making good progress (although these are shitty pictures - can you swear on a blog? sorry, I slipped!) ... one more cable repeat and then I can start the decreases. It's a pretty quick knit, found the pattern here, and the yarn is Lamb's Run Studio's Hand spun Yarns, 2 ply wool, prefelted (doesn't feel soft in my hand, but isn't scratchy on my head, though. I hope the prefelting helps in that way ... it is nice and warm!).
I am getting a little scared that I will run out, but figure that so far I only have 3 hours invested in it, so I could unravel it if there isn't enough (or ravel it back to make a hat that will fit me - if I start the decreases now, it would fit. That would be mean though, since he found the yarn and insisted we buy it). My man has a big ole melon, what can I say! and you know what they say about men with big heads -- Big, BIG ... hats! (get yer mind outta the gutter!).
Well, I have been postponing the housework all day long ... I guess it can't really wait any longer. I think we are getting the tree tomorrow, and before it goes up, the living room needs a good, thorough de-dust-bunnying, and a dusting, and mopping. bleh!