Four months to go.
Fortunately, I have another gift done!
Anyone who doesn't want to know what I'm giving my niece should look away at this point.
While we are waiting for those-who-wish-to-be-surprised to avert their eyes, I give you this delicious picture of my newly-minted two-year-old:
Yes, TWO. When did time start going so quickly?
At any rate, yes, the Christmas knitting. My plan was to make the Good Tree Cardigan by Laura Brown, using glow-in-the-dark yarn as the contrast colour. When I went to buy said yarn, however, I discovered that no one makes glow-in-the-dark yarn anymore and that it is very yard to get your hands on any. I think this is ridiculous, since I imagine that there are children all over the world who would go absolutely crazy if someone gave them anything made out of glow-in-the-dark yarn, but there you have it. I was therefore forced to resort to flourescent yarn instead. I found a fabulously garish yellowy-green ("neon yellow") from Caron ("Simply Soft Brites") and also bought a royal purple of the same yarn to go with it, and in very short order, I had a cardigan. Yesterday I wove in all the ends, today I bought a matching button and sewed it on, and therefore, I present:
The photography cannot possibly convey how glowy the neon yarn is. I think it all looks super-cool together. Nothing that I would wear, of course, but when you are ten going on eleven I think it is probably the height of awesome.