Merry Christmas everyone! The gifts are all unwrapped and I can already smell the turkey cooking – yum! It also means I can show all you lovely people the gifts I knitted this year! My apologies – this is a picture heavy post!
First up, I knit a couple hats for my dad and little brother. It’s a simple beanie pattern, using 3 strands of worsted weight wool. A quick knit. Unfortunately, the directions in the pattern seemed to be for people with HUGE heads so I had to modify it a bit. As it is, I still think they are a little too long.
For mom, I knit a La La Love You Cowl. She wears a lot of fancy scarves to work, and I think this makes a really cute alternative.
I had some trouble with this pattern at first – I was using an acrylic yarn that I normally really like, but it turned this pattern into a nightmare; k4tog became impossible. I switched to Lion Brand Cotton-Ease, and it was like knitting a whole new pattern. I’m quite happy with how it came out.
I made black wrist warmers for my little sister. Same pattern as my Dr. Horrible ones and the pink and grey ones I made for my big sister.
Fast and easy pattern – and mindless knitting, so I was able to take them everywhere.
I made a Fidget for my big sister. I love this pattern. I had never done twisted moss stitch before, and once I figured it out, this project just flew off the needles. Using super bulky yarn really helped. I used Red Heart Zoomy – super squishy, super thick yarn. I love it. This project came out so well, that I’ve got another one on the needles and more yarn waiting to make a third. A Fidget for everyone!
Last, but not least, was my brother-in-law. He mentioned a while ago that he doesn’t really wear hats, but he is a bit of a caffeine addict, so…
A mug wrap! I had a lot of fun with this one. The pattern was super easy, and I used the Cotton-Ease again – that stuff is great! I’m thinking of making one for myself now…
I’m really glad I decided to knit for everyone this year, and I’m a little shocked that I actually managed to get it all done in time. I was actually a few days early, which was awesome! I may even do it again next year…