I love this time of the year, but I’m having a bit of trouble getting into the spirit of the holidays for some reason. Christmas is only a few weeks away and I haven’t even begun writing cards, baking cookies, or started shopping – things I usually enjoy around this time of the year. With the exception of the Christmas wreath on the wall and a basket full of Cuties (those little delicious mandarin oranges) sitting on the coffee table, nothing in the house sings the song of the holidays! But I’m surprisingly okay with it. In fact, I’m kind of digging this low-key, stress-free December days.
One thing I’d love to do before the year ends is knit my first pair of socks! I think about hand knit socks a lot lately, and how much fun the whole process would be, if I only have the courage to begin (especially since I love knitting in the rounds with double-pointed needles). I’ve been studying patterns in sock-knitting books like how high school students study for the SAT, trying to decipher what the heck gussets are … and my mind still can’t grasp how it all works!