My intention really is to get the number of things on the needles down to 2 or 3, but I decided that we need some Christmas stockings (or giant ankle socks) and so got some of that sale bin chenille for them. Here is #1. The yarn comes in big balls and I think I can get 3 or 4 out of the two balls, if I have the patience to knit them. Of course, we have stockings at home in Toronto, but it seemed silly to bring them. What the heck, we'll be able to choose next year which stocking we want to hang up.... I cast on 44 stitches (with sock yarn that makes a 2-year-old size, and it's about as many as I could fit on my dpns) and am just knitting a sock. Not one that would actually fit anyone, though.... Sort of short and wide... The main colour is more burgundy than hot pink, and the green more olive.
The other thing is a sleeve of the denim yarn. I have 7 balls of medium blue and 7 balls of dark, and this little jean jacket takes 7 balls for the 2-3-year size. I don't actually have a child that small anymore, but I think I can find one if I look around. We shall see how this works out. My washer and I have a rather poor relationship, and I'm not sure I will trust it with this stuff. I have to wash the pieces before sewing it up, and it will lose a lot of colour in that first wash. I might just take home a bunch of pieces and wash them next summer! Who knows, maybe the pieces of 2 little sweaters?!
Tonight, fancy Christmas dinner #1, with some colleagues of Stephen's. The season is upon us!