Yes, I've joined a few Ravelry groups where members are knitting and crocheting NOW for Christmas and Chanukah 2009! One is "Christmas 2009 - Monthly Make Ahead". The other is "2009 Christmas Knitting." I'm going to be prepared this year!
Shawls are the gift for this year for all my female friends. Hopefully, I won't give all of these away for birthday gifts before the December holidays. I'm almost finished with the pinky Seraphina shawl.
I'd already started this "It's Just a Triangle" shawl, using that multi-colored Newton Country sock yarn I purchased at the Torrance Fiber Fest. This was one huge skein of yarn. Half of it was more greeny, the other half more rusty. I crocheted the shawl with the greeny portion of the skein and then trimmed it with the rusty party.
Co-Worker, Jessica and the Newton Country Triangle Shawl
I found the pattern for the trim on the Triangle Shawl in Doris Chan's "All Shawl" pattern. Now, I'm working on the "All Shawl" pattern with the green Araucania Ranco.
Next up: Blue Araucania Ranco...maybe a different pattern.
I have so much yarn that will work for shawls in my stash, that I'm sure I'll be set for shawl giving when December rolls around. Have you started knitting and crocheting for next Christmas?
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