Knitting continues. During my recent trip to Washington, D.C. for a conference, I knew I would need a small project that required little attention, so I cast on for a pair of socks to give to a dear friend's son who is about to graduate from college. I cast on during the flight there, and was ready to graft the toe of the first sock by the time I got back.
I'm also working on some hats for me and Rick; matching gloves for me are in the queue.
Meanwhile, in case any of you are looking to get some holiday knitting patterns AND support a fabulous cause at the same time, I wanted to point you towards Anne Hanson of Knitspot's annual scholarship fund drive. This scholarship goes to support a student (in the fashion/design/fiber field when possible) who is a part of the Foster Care to Success (FC2S) program. All pattern proceeds go to the scholarship fund (and you can choose to add a little extra to the pot when you check out, too, if you want!). Anne gives all the details here. I'll be getting this pattern myself.
*Honesty compels me to admit that it was not, in fact, I who got the yarn. My LYS had its annual sale a few weeks back. On each of the two days of the sale, all yarn was 10% off - but during the first hour each day, it was all 20% off. Unfortunately, I was teaching during that first hour. Rick's parents were visiting, so I asked if he would mind taking his mom (also a knitter) and popping into the store to get my Brooklyn Tweed during that first hour - I mean, 20%, right? I made a list for all three projects - sweater, hats, and gloves - and off they went. Little did I know... It took them over an hour in line just to get in the door, and then another hour or more to check out once they'd gotten the yarn. I ask you: how many husbands would do that for their wives? He's a good man, my Rick, a good man.