Yesterday we had the first snowfall of the year. It wasn’t much but I am not the biggest fan of snow and tend to hibernate indoors until it goes away unless I am forced by outside forces (job, classes, etc.) to venture outside. Today, however, I have the option of staying in and pretending the cold, white stuff outside my door doesn’t exist. So instead of going outside, I am going to spend the day doing the first of the Christmas 2012 knitting.
Last year, Rob and I gave my cousins, his cousins, his step-brothers and their girlfriends little hand-knit stocking ornaments with gift cards and some candy inside. This year, we are going to do the same so I have a bunch of little mitten ornaments to knit up. I have some red, green and oatmeal colored yarn in my stash that I can use to knit them and then I plan on getting some cute little buttons (holly, snowflakes, whatever I can find) and sewing one on to each mitten to give it a little extra bit of cuteness.
Each ornament is a quick knit but when you start doing 11-12 of them, it adds up. Still, Rob is working late tonight, I have a marathon of Gray’s Anatomy episodes to watch (Thank you Netflix) and I think I can knit a bunch of these before the end of the day and get a good head start to the Christmas prep.