As I'm sure you can imagine, the time of year means that the majority of my crafting time has been taken up with gift knitting *laughs* However I have had time for a small amount of other knitting as well...
Although, technically the scarf is a gift for mum, she knows about it and bought the yarn herself, so it isn't a Christmas gift but I'd still like to finish it soon so that she can enjoy it during the cold weather. It's a few inches longer than last week...
It looks a different colour in every picture, thanks to the hideously grey weather and overhead light combination *sigh* It's much more attractive in real life.
In the top picture you can also see a small purple item poking out. I cast on for something very quick and simple for myself, but it does also have a Christmas-related reason (see, I can justify knitting for myself even at this time of year!) The yarn I'm using is some Sirdar Crofter that my lovely brother bought me for my birthday. He bought a couple of small balls of different yarns, and I think he was a bit saddened to discover that they weren't big enough to knit anything substantial. So, for when I see him, I wanted to be wearing something useful that I made from his gift, to show how much I really appreciated him buying me yarn *smiles*
You will notice that my Cria cardigan is absent from the picture... Well, partly because it is too big to easily pick up and put down between other projects, but mainly thanks to this:
This is the remainder of 3 balls of dishcloth cotton I have been frantically knitting up for a final gift. As Cria is also a cotton yarn (albeit a blend), I decided against working on it as well. Which is a shame, as there is only one sleeve remaining, but important for my continued enjoyment of knitting *laughs*
As for the book, well I think I have read about 6 pages in the last week. Which is horrifying really, as I usually read at least 2 books in that time! But, everything has its time I guess ;)