Sunday, December 29, 2013

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to everyone!  Here is a picture of another gift that has made its way to its intended recipients; pattern is Felted Clogs, yarn is Cascade 220 (heathers) and random wool (solids).  I've made this pattern before, and these slippers wear like iron yet are warm and cozy as well:

Thanks to Neuro, Kylie has a new friend:

Thank you, Neuro!!!!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Holiday Countdown Begins!

A lot of us count the days leading up to the holidays; when we were kids that meant presents and a break from school; as we got older it meant an end to finals and possibly a fun or interesting winter break (unless you were victim of the unfortunate "trimester" system, in which case the holidays fell smack into the middle of the 2nd term); as adults we try to fit as many holiday-related activities into a shrinking number of days. When you are a knitter, and you have certain ideas about making things for people, the holiday countdown means that the yarn flinging happens at a greater rate than usual!

The first completed project I have to show you today is a pair of socks that aren't really part of holiday knitting at all; they've been finished for a couple of weeks now but their photo shoot needed to wait until my finals frenzy passed.  They're made by special request for a friend who had the yarn but who does not knit.  Pattern is just a plan vanilla sock; I let the yarn do all the work.

Next is a jaunty hat, made with leftover Cascade 220 (left over from what? you might ask.  They are still drying.  More to come on those.).  This is for a colleague at work, just because.

A neckwarmer for another colleague, made with a hand-dyed (not by me!) Louet yarn:

A scarf, made for no one specifically (but I needed a more-masculine emergency gift just in case), made with Valley Yarns Northfield that was never used for its original intended purpose:

Lastly (at least for today!), coordinating hat and voodoos for a family gift, also made with Cascade 220 leftovers:

Happy knitting all!!