Sunday, November 25, 2007
First up: Meathead for my niece. I knit this up this past summer in anticipation of giving this to her for Christmas. I never finished embellishing it. StarSpry was kind enough to send me a link to a flower pattern that was for a handbag on MagKnits and it worked perfectly on this.
I used Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky for the Hat and Rowan Handknit DK Cotton for the flower. For the embellishment I used a vintage flower button from my mom's button jar to secure the flower to the hat.
I love how it turned out. :)
Next up: Dad's Triple Cable Muffler. This was super fast and yummy. I think a lot of my love for this scarf is the yarn which is The Plucky Knitter Merino Worsted in Earnshaw. Yum.
I also finished the mini pumpkins from this post this week. These were so easy peasy and the results were fantastic. I plan on making a ton of these next year.
It also looks like I might make my SAM4 KAL goal this month....I was a total slacker last month and didn't finish a pair. These are for me...and I'm using Regia Kaffe Fassett sock yarn in Landscape Fire. I'm doing a simple K2P2 rib. I'm done with sock #1 and sock #2 was cast on during Thanksgiving and is at the heel turn right now. I WILL finish these this week!
I'm down to my last "required" Christmas gift. I really gave myself a tangible goal this year because I was tired of my knitting feeling like a chore during the holidays. This year I only knit for people that I know love receiving handknit gifts. Now that I will have some more time to knit before Christmas, I plan on kicking out a few pairs of knitted slippers and wristwarmers.
How are you coming along on your Christmas knitting?
***Melody was also finished and gifted to my mom yesterday. Pics on the next post.