I think I am not going to do the Hourglass KAL. http://hourglass-knit-a-long.blogspot.com/ I bought some yarn at Ebay and it is really awful. It was not very expensive, but I think it means I can't do the KAL. I am, however, doing the Mariah KAL, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mariahalong/ and taking a class in 4 weeks. http://www.theknittingbee.com/
Also my DH birthday is in 11 days, and I am making http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTdiamonds.html for him. I am, however, just doing it in stockinette stitch. When I tried the pattern, I got stressed that it would take too long (which it would have). I am also almost finished with my almost 7 year old DS (DeAndre') birthday present - in 26 days. I only have to stuff it and seam it up. I am making him http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTpasha.html. Also, I am making my brother - his birthday is in 33 days - a sweater from Lion Brand
My 9 year old son (Malik) wants a hat and a scarf. He thinks he wants to knit, so he tries sometimes. He would rather watch TV. He asked me if I would make him a scarf. I told him I would be happy to make him a scarf, but if he wanted he could make it - he was amazed! He hasn't done it, though. I'm pretty sure he won't.
I am also attempting my first sock. I have been working on it since well before Christmas, but it has no deadline or recipient, so it gets put on the back burner quickly. I am only doing it so that I can learn how to make a sock. I got the yarn out of my really small stash - I am pretty sure that I only have enough to make the one sock, but that is okay.
Then Malik's birthday is coming up at the end of April, so that will be coming up. I am only going to make him a toy. He also has a sweater that needs a hood, or shawl or somthing in the neckline - it is a DEEP crew neck. So I have to fix that.
And, last but not least, I have a sweater that I have been working on for me for about 2-3 years. I have frogged it a few times. I started it before I knew what I was doing. Now, I only have the Button band and the sleeves. But, again with the no deadline, so it gets pushed aside often. Anyway, I think I am not going to do the Hourglass KAL cause I have enough stuff to keep my busy. Plus, we are a bit too broke for me to buy the yarn, so..... Busy weekend for my family. Malik's first basketball game is on Saturday, plus both boys start swimming lessons, plus I have a SnB meeting, plus we have to go to La Befana, plus my aunt's birthday.
More next week.