First up: Mom's socks. These were supposed to be done at the end of November, but that didn't happen. I have 45 more rows and the finishing; I'm aiming for next Friday.
They're brown, and hopefully man-sized. I had Devin try them on (she's only an inch shorter than Dad), and I took a random sampling from a number of patterns for an estimate on the sizing. I'm using an alpaca/wool blend I had in stash that's really nice knit up, but also too itchy for a matching hat... unless I somehow lined the brim. Hmmm-- I'll have to think on that. In any case, I've adapted the formula I used for my own mitts, and moved the thumb to a more anatomically appropriate place. This is mitt number one, and I started it Monday. I think I can finish the pair by the middle of the month.
I have one more December project, and that's to finish my fourth and final sweater for the year.
So, that's what I'm knitting today, and for the month. I might end up squeezing in another hat after the two gifts are finished, or a sock out of my handspun (!), but mostly I want to finish what's in front of me.
Thanks to Tami's Amis for hosting the WIP Wednesday meme, as always, and to the great community that's sprung up around it. And I'd love to hear about your Wooly/Yarma/other Rav apps experiences-- I'm still working out efficient ways to use them!