So, I'll be honest.
I gave up with the GIANT CHRISTMAS KNITTING QUEUE about six years ago.
The people I love get knitwear when they ask for it, I'm always working on something and I'll give it to them when I'm done.
But as this Christmas approached I had... urges. Unholy, unhealthy, inescapable urges.
I wanted to KNIT for people.
People I hadn't knit for before. Or hadn't knit for in a long time. Or just... people. *gestures vaguely* I'll be honest--it might have been ZoomBoy asking me to knit the Infinity Mitten for him, but I have a BIG cache of patterns so it might have been building for a while.
This pattern-- Incognito, found on Knitty-- is one of those things I wanted to knit for a friend. This one's for a specific friend, but if I can overcome my aversion to duplicate stitch and sewing (and there's a LOT of it in this pattern!) I may make a couple of them for other friends.
I don't know what to tell you. The mustache... OMG the mustache.
Anyway... Blogging may possibly become a little spottier as this urge continues... but I promise to post pictures.
BTW? This mustache is called "Snidely"-- there are two other types on the pattern-- Buckaroo and Poirot.
I gotta tell you, knitting as a warm, squishy, hilarious joke is one of my favorite things :-)
Also? Squish told me she wants one with an entire cartoon face on it. I told her she had to create the graph. I think she's thinking about it.
So there you go.
The evil urges of knitting for Christmas.
May Goddess save my soul-- preferably before 4 a.m. Christmas morning as I'm trying to crochet a doll and a complete set of clothes for it before the kids get up for Christmas.
Yes, I've done that before.
No, I don't still have the dolls.
But I must tell you-- Big T's doll looked so much like him as a kid, I put one of his old onesies on it. He loved it. It was adorable.
Yeah. I'mma need a wake up call. Hopefully when I'm done with the rest of these Incognito cowls...
Scuse me--I'm running away to knit.