Finally, the Saxon Scarf for my MIL's x-mas present is finished and posted:
I still have to weave in the ends, but other than that... My main complaint with the scarf is that the quasi-ribbing I added to border the cabel panel makes the scarf curl. The hair conditioner wash helped a little with that, but it still curls a bit when worn (thankfully the little bit of wool-ease itch is gone). It bothers me a bit, but hopefully it won't bother recipient too much. Here's a close-up pick of the stitch work:
In the mean time, I've started (and re-started) my Dad's b-day gift from LMKG book (project ID will remain anonymous until recipient's b-day). Thankfully, the project is a quick knit due to the use of size 11 needles and Bernat Softee Chunky. BTW- softee chunky is a cool yarn; a good amount of soft and squish for a 100% acrylic yarn-cheap too. I haven't worked on Hourglass since Friday, the gifts are taking priority at the moment. But I'm not at all stressed though. Two knitted gifts over the holidays isn't bad. I'm glad I decided to not knit everyone something for x-mas. I'm just not willing to donate my sanity to a cause like that, call me selfish.
I'll be busy this week christmas shopping, setting up the tree (yeah, I'm a scrooge), mailing gifts and cards, doctor appointment, retirement account meeting, blood drive, and a baking marathon this weekend. I guess I'll have to give up some sleep time for knitting. Oh, well. Nothing like a little sleep depravation to make the holiday's bright. :)
I'm such a drama queen... :)