Every year we get to this week before Christmas and I face the test of whether I was prepared enough to breeze through the last minute preparations. The answer to that challenge really lies in two parts - the first is that the priority projects got done in time - yay!
1) Hooded Vest for MJ - my little nephew. It's a Panda pattern and made in a beautiful Naturally Loyal variegated wool plus some Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury (Aquarium colour) to make up the shortfall. I had earmarked this yarn for him ages ago when he was much smaller! I thought I could skip testing the gauge as I've worked with this before and got gauge but ahem, instead of being a one year old knit - it will last him well throughout his second year (he is almost 6 months now). I love the little wombat button I picked up in Bendigo.
2) Last teacher appreciation gift - Skinny Feather and Fan Scarf from Bendigo Woollen Mills 80% bamboo, 20% wool. I absolutely love this one but wasn't able to get a full shot (finished in the nick of time last night!).