To answer your question, Beth, I only have about 10 items on my list so far this year. Last year it kept growing and growing as I went so I'm trying to keep it under control.
With that holiday in mind, while in Vancouver, I did stop and pick up some of this:
I'm thinking of a shawl for someone on my list (can't say who, of course!) Anybody got a pattern suggestion that would show this off to perfection?
I also got this: (sorry for fuzziness of shot)
I love the helmet pattern it came with and I love the colours so maybe I'll keep it for myself. (Yeah, 'cuz that ever happens!!!)
Both these items came from Urban Yarns in Vancouver, a lovely store in my old neighbourhood. Very posh and a bit pricey but they do have some gorgeous stuff! (They don't seem to have a webpage that I can find yet.)
The blog update done for today, I'm off to help with the Treaty Day parade this morning so I better get on with it. See if I can't get some photos for tomorrow's post!
Happy knitting all, M