With Christmas rapidly approaching, but with the week of Christmas off this year (first time ever), it dawned on me finally that DS2 (Kille's brother Beta)'s girlfriend is joining us for Christmas for the second year. That would seem to indicate the relationship is weathering well, and thus entered the dilemma. I've knit stockings for everyone in the family now - two I've even designed myself. SO, I always assumed that when the kids got married, I would be knitting stockings for my children-in-law (is that a word???). I finally asked KB beta if it was time to knit a stocking for Jenn. She is a lovely young woman, smart (just finishing her master's), hard working (has put herself through school), and charming. Certainly the type of woman I would be honored to have as a DIL one day.
However, there is the superstition of knitting - the boyfriend sweater curse. There has been a bit of fear on my part that if I were to knit Jenn a stocking I might discover that there is a stocking curse as well. I finally decided to get over that, and asked KB beta if it was time to knit Jenn a stocking. His response was "I like her. I think I'll keep her." And so, a new stealth project was born in time for the Webs sale on stocking kits. This will be knit on 2's and 4's. The apple green is inside the cuff. The leg will be white with green. Foot/heel/toe will be the red-violet with the medium blue, and there will be about three rows on at the base of the toes which include the bright red. Pictures to follow as I cast on tonight or tomorrow.
KB beta arrived Sunday. Kille finished finals Wednesday, but waited until Thursday to return home due to weather, playing with friends, getting a school tuba to practice with over break, etc. Jenn (KB beta's girlfriend) will arrive Monday. Since KB beta lives in NC, and Jenn lives in MD, I've gathered wool sweaters, wool socks, and the odd assortment of caps and mittens I've made over the years for them to use and keep warm. We are expecting some single digit temps over the next week, and hopefully several days of snow. Christmas doesn't seem like Christmas to me without the snow.
Hope everyone's stealth knitting is staying fun, not stressful. Merry Christmas!