And trust me you are not alone in that! So this is not a formal FO post (that will be sometime later), rather just one that shows an unblocked, non-closeup photo of the Advent Throw I have been knitting . I finished knitting it and wove in all of the ends last week, and a "real" photo shoot and post about it will have to wait until cooler weather is available. At this time even the thought of soaking it to block makes me feel woozy!
But I LOVE it, and I loved knitting it. Of course, my yarn management/percentage skills are poor, so I ran out of Advent calendar minis and had to use some leftover scraps of my own - but that's OK, more leftover yarn is now in a project (fyi, it's the four colors on the lower left edge).
My advice - definitely knit one of these. Use any weight yarn, make it solid, multicolored, or color-blocked, but just knit one - you won't regret it! It's so much fun, and once you have done one or two repeats, it's all easy to remember in your brain - even should you have a heat addled brain!
For those who don't recall/never before cared, this is the Habitation Throw pattern by Helen Stewart. It's a paid-for pattern, but worth every penny.
And lest you think all goes well with me and my knitting, just last night I was carefully (I thought) working on a project, and guess what? I ended up with seven extra stitches - *seven*!!! Grrr. Time to rip back and get it going with the right number of stitches. Because why not, when there are hundreds?