I cast on last night for the second Fuzzy Foot of the second pair.

You know how knitting patterns usually say to join the cast-on stitches “carefully, being sure not to twist”? Well, I twisted. I don’t think I have ever done this before, in all my years of knitting. What I have here, then, is a Hollyberry wool mobius strip. (I always spelled it “moebius” but apparently that was the old American version and the new ecumenical way is to leave out the “e” and the original dots over the “o” so I am being modern here.) While the Mobius Scarf is popular nowadays among knitters, I don’t think it will add anything to the Fuzzy Feet.

My knitting time last night, therefore, was entirely wasted.

Those of us doing the HGP are supposed to be spending at least one hour each day working on our handmade holiday gifts, and my hour is supposed to be 9:00 to 9:30, a.m. and p.m. Right now, I am usually not back from the gym by 9:00 a.m., and barely skittering into the house after class or rehearsal by 9:00 p.m., so I am falling behind a bit. But there is no point to trying to knit when you are too tired, because you just have to pull it out again. Which is what I will have to do here.

Janalisa asked me last night if I would host a Pampered Chef party. I’ve done it once before and found it surprisingly fun. The idea that I am thinking about adding anything more to my schedule between now and Christmas startles me. Still… As I say, it was fun. Pokey, are you up for that? Do any of my mom-type readers need a good garlic press?

Now, whether you are a mom type or not, you may be in need of inspiration as you knit your holiday gifts. Perhaps you, like me, are making multiples of one great item and need a break from it. Or perhaps, completely unlike me, you have finished all the gifts you planned and have time to add something in. I posted a list of knitted present links back when the HGP started, but I have a couple more for you. Here is a Fortune Cat pattern — a very cute toy or ornament, even if you don’t know what a Fortune Cat is. It may be too late to begin an adult sweater, but this little Dragon Hoodie would be nice for any babies on your list. and of course there are always Fuzzy Feet. Everyone needs a pair of those.

My whole house now smells of cinammon rolls. As it happens, there is a pan of homemade cinnamon rolls in the oven, so this is not as surprising as it otherwise might be. I had better go take them out.