Alas, it's been a hectic week with a new job (with OT too!!) AND moving into a new place. WHEW! Did manage to squeeze in some knitting and stitching... here's my progress on the cushion covers and daddy's socks!
Cushion covers - DONE! Although my stitching skills have much to be desired, the zippers are attached. While on the hunt for zippers, I ended up making 2 cushion covers instead of one. I have this "thing" with symmetry and one cushion sitting on a sofa just didn't look right. Plus, the Chinese have this superstition that some gifts should be presented in pairs... something to do with order and balance. The picture shows both the front and back of the cushion. (The colors in the pic are a little bit off. It looks a bit green but the true color should be pale taupe, an ochre.)
X-mas Socks - 1 out of 8 DONE! It's now mid-August. I figure if I can complete one sock every two weeks, I can finish my dad's, mom's and my two sister's socks before Christmas!! It's an aggressive and ambitious plan but so far, so good. This cable sock in the manly color is for my daddy! (This one looks green too. It's supposed to be a dark grey with speckles.)
I hope all of your Christmas gift knitting is progressing! Back to the elf workshop I go.