First, I have to thank Anja in Germany for sending me this marvelous sock yarn. I joined a swap for a skein of sock yarn. She not only sent the yarn, she sent a sock-making kit! Needles, stitch markers, needle point protectors, and even a hand-made bag to keep them in. And just in case I feel the need to relax after all my knitting, she included two bath cubes (which aren't in the pictures) .
She put everything together so thoughtfully. Thanks, Anja!
With the holidays approaching with more speed than I anticipated, I have been knitting constantly in an attempt to get presents done. I've already switched to Plan B (mittens for 4 kids, adults will get wristlets and/or washcloths with a really nice bar of soap (Frost Fish Cove Soaps).
There are, of course, a few other things on my needles that might go into the gift pile (the Nomad Hat & Scarf from Interweave Knits Fall 2007 knit in Noro Kuchuron, sorry about the spelling, that's almost finished).
I might end up repeating what I did last year: spread everything I have for gifts out and then get my sister to help me decide who gets what.