Plus, I have a nephew, Abel who has a birthday a week before Christmas, and a niece who has a birthday on Christmas.
I finished this sweater for my nephew last night and had it blocking on the kitchen counter this morning. You don't even want to know what my six year old son said this morning when he walked by it.
Okay, I will tell you. He said," Oh, poor Abel."
Really, there are no words.
The pattern is the Scrap Cardigan and I adore it. You must be a Ravelry member to see it though.
It is free and you can use up all of your scraps and come up with a sweet little sweater.
I did knit the collar in a 2x2 rib for six rows, instead of garter stitch for 12, and I carried the button band all the way up to the collar.
Of course there is Toast to make for all of the fashionable ladies in your life. Something you can knit in a day or so is the best.
And cowls. Who doesn't need one of these? I love them peeking out of a coat, or with a long sleeve shirt. I wear cowls around the house all the time. They are so comfortable and warm and you don't have to worry about them getting stuck in the washing machine, oven, or dragged through a poopy diaper. Not that any of things have ever happened to me. Ahem.
What are you making for Christmas?