Actually, I started knitting for Christmas around January - that's when I started knitting socks for this year's gift box. But now is when I start matching up names on my list with potential gifts.
I'm in pretty good shape - I have lots of socks and scarves and shawls for potential gifts.
This year so many of my nieces and nephews are starting new schools or teams - some college, some high school, and one in the OHL, I thought slouchy hats in school/team colours. Some will be a little more subdued, some will have the logos/names knitted right in. (I'm pretty good at recognizing those that will wear their affiliation up front, and those that won't...)
SO my first step was KnitPicks - and a whole slew of Cabretta merino/cashmere fingering weight to get these going. I"m hoping it arrives before the Thanksgiving weekend, so I can get these started. In the meantime, I did finish one hat, but I'm on the fence about it.
It's the Morgan Hat from Knitty. It's the style of hat my boss loves and wears, so I thought it would be perfect to match the scarf I wove him last year. I love the wool - Madeline Tosh DK (I'm new to the MadTosh bandwagon, but I'm here to stay!), It's okay, but maybe not the best. I need to do some tweaking - loosen my seaming, maybe to get a little more "give" around the band. We'll see. I still have time to figure something out if it doesn't work...