holidays, oversold flights + knitting

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Wool and the Gang beginner knitting set. BEYOND excited about this!

Before I get to the bad stuff, first things are first – how cute is this company? Their play on words is absolutely genius. This photo alone pays homage to the epic 70’s r&b band, an unforgettable 90’s rap girl trio and the one-and-only Snoop Dogg himself via one skein of 100% Peruvian wool yarn and mammoth knitting needles. Consider me impressed and excited to once again try to learn this skill called knitting.

Obviously it’s the holidays, so I wasn’t just completely being selfish here. Last year, I ran a sweatshop out of my parents house and made a total of 80 coasters to give as gifts for friends. Since this year I’ll be working through both of my favorite holidays, I just didn’t have the energy to be the bearer of awesome homemade gifts for 20 friends again. But I’ve had my eye on Wool and the Gang for around three years now. I couldn’t help but take advantage of their buy 2 get 1 free (for ME!) gift deal and snag a beginner knit kit for both my best friend and my bf’s mom to enjoy this Christmas.

I swiped the freebie gift for myself because I’ll definitely need some sort of new creative distraction after dealing with crazed holiday travelers for these next 2 weeks straight. And this seriously may be the only gift I get this year anyways, so I refuse to feel bad about it! Besides, I seriously can’t wait to see how this turns out for all of us!! I think if you already know how to knit, this Lil’ Snood Dogg project could take you less than 2 hours to complete. That surely won’t be happening here, but honestly I will be so incredibly impressed with myself if I can figure this out soley via the online tutorials, haha.

Regardless, I managed to somehow squish my beginner kit into my rollerboard so the finished result will most likely be modeled on one of my layovers before the New Year (hopefully). I’m going to Canada a few times, so I would love to have it ready for snow!

But don’t you worry about me, eh? I do have a proper scarf packed for myself just in case things gets bad again.

Enjoy your holidays everyone! xo

4 comments

  1. I highly recommend Very Pink Knits video tutorials on YouTube! She does great close ups and don’t worry if you make mistakes or start over. That’s how you know it’s handmade!

    1. Aww thank you, THANK you for this recommendation!! In my mind you are my knitting sensei – your knits are always so beautiful!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Not the Gordon Gartrelle! Nothing sewn will ever be that bad again! Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you! dearest sewing buddy!

    1. Bwahahahaha you never know! My second knit shirt I made was unrecognizable! Lol. Merry Belated Christmas and Happy New Year to you too my dearest sewing buddy!!

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