Sunday, November 25, 2007

Finishing Feels Gooooooooooood

I hope everyone had a very nice Thanksgiving holiday. This is usually the time of year that totally stresses me out, but I'm actually quite a bit ahead of my goals this year with Christmas knitting. This past week I took out several Christmas projects that needed some finishing work and went for it. The feeling of accomplishment was awesome.

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.

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Posted by Wannabe @ 8:25 AM

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wow, I love the stripy colors of your socks!! so pretty!
The little hat is just too adorable with that flower.

Posted by Blogger mle @ Sunday, November 25, 2007 9:48:00 AM #

The hat you made for your niece is adorable! I love how you made the looks great :)

Posted by Blogger StarSpry @ Sunday, November 25, 2007 3:31:00 PM #

Yay for reaching your goals! Great feeling!

Love the hat and the model is too cute! Muffler looks so cozy.

Posted by Anonymous Sarah @ Sunday, November 25, 2007 6:53:00 PM #

Ohhh, and I can't wait to see Melody pics.

Posted by Anonymous Sarah @ Sunday, November 25, 2007 6:54:00 PM #

Ohhh, and I can't wait to see Melody pics.

Posted by Anonymous Sarah @ Sunday, November 25, 2007 6:54:00 PM #

├╝ber-cute hat; very handsome muffler -- love th cabling; and your socks are awesome! checked out your punkins on rav -- too cute!

way to knit, amanda!

Posted by Blogger sheepish one @ Sunday, November 25, 2007 8:36:00 PM #

Wow, you are so on the ball for Christmas! Good for you!! Love that Meathead hat - it's the best out of all the ones I've seen. :)

Posted by Blogger Karen @ Monday, November 26, 2007 7:11:00 AM #

ooh that stripey sock is just delicious.

Posted by Blogger Macoco @ Monday, November 26, 2007 12:34:00 PM #

Ohhhh, that Meathead is way cute, and I totally want to make one of those triple cable scarves! Very well done, indeed!

Posted by Blogger sarah @ Tuesday, November 27, 2007 7:42:00 AM #

I absolutely love the hat. The Plucky knitter Merino worsted is great. I'm not satisfied with muffler length. I need more to make mine into a scarf :-)

Posted by Blogger Myridian @ Tuesday, November 27, 2007 9:09:00 AM #
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