The first holiday project is done.
This is a funny project. When I began the socks I thought they would be for Oldest Daughter. She had loved the skein when it came into the house. AS I was knitting I knew that the socks were not "her". They seemed very much like something Grandma Lou would like. So I knit on. After finishing the first sock Youngest Son said they were very cool, asked if he could have them and proceeded to try the finished sock on for size. He loves them.
That means that holiday project #1 is done, but I am not sure who they are for.
Holiday project #2 is on the needles.
Sheep Shop Yarn Co, 70/30 wool/silk, color A029. This yarn is lovely. I do not really feel the softness while knitting, but it is there in the finished product. A perfect scarf yarn, so nice against the skin. I am using a size 6 needle and the pattern (kinda) for a two braided scarf from One Skein. I have lots more yarn than the pattern calls for, so my finished scarf will be nice and long. I am also planning to block the finished scarf to achieve a manly 4.5 inches wide. For the record, this is for Dad. He is 6'4" inches of Texan. Only a long, manly scarf will do.
Tomorrow we make the drive to Canada. Oldest Daughter packed the van this afternoon. In the morning, Husband will need to figure out a way to fit her bike in with everything else. I plan for us to to be gone all ding dong day. At home, Youngest Daughter and her Best Friend will be cleaning out Oldest Daughters room and painting. Oldest Son and his friend will be doing their best to stay out of their way.
I would like to take moment to acknowledge the fact that I have great kids. When I was their age, and my parents were out of town, I did things I will never admit to doing. My kids are going to paint and play Rock Band. The most dangerous thing they will do is get into the candy stash. I am grateful every single day!