Let's begin by checking out those November goals.
1. Finish Fetching fingerless gloves. Done and I needed only a single ball of yarn so I now have an extra ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran lounging in my stash. Like many before me I omitted the picot bind off and just bound off in pattern. The gloves are very soft and I love the way the cables hug my wrists. Only negative is that the gloves are a trifle short for my taste with most of my fingers exposed. If I were to make these again I would add some more length but of course that would require the second ball of yarn.
2. Finish I Love Gansey Socks.
My plans for the I Love Gansey socks were too ambitious. I did faithfully knit on both socks and was very pleased to complete the cuffs on both (150 rows). As I was admiring my work and getting ready to begin the heel flap I noticed that I did not have the same number of hearts as others did. Upon closer inspection I slowly realized that even though I was using a spreadsheet I had misinterpreted the row spacing for the hearts and I had not repeated them as frequently as the designer specified. My initial reaction was to frog everything but instead I set the work aside before doing anything rash. DH finally convinced me that if I wanted to knit these socks twice I might as well finish the imperfect ones and make the next pair perfectly. That I will do after I finish my Christmas knitting.
3. Knit 1 charity hat - pattern to be determined. Check
Licking my wounds I found the Utopia hat pattern on Ravelry and was intrigued by the clever use of cables. This was a fun knit which took one ball plus a smidge of a second of Dive Autunno . This hat does run small and probably would best fit a small adult woman or youth.
I' m currently working on three Christmas gifts which can't be shown here as the receipients sometimes read this blog. Check back after December 25.