Wednesday, December 26, 2007

November and December: Busy Knitting!

I was so busy knitting I didn't even think about updating the blog with progress! This Christmas I had a goal to give everyone handmade gifts. I started knitting in November, and finished everything in time! Now, I did have some cheats. We bought gifts for my in-laws, because they really wouldn't appreciate hand-made items. The exception to this is my FIL, who has liked the hats I made him. I made two for him, but gave them before Christmas cause he is bald from chemo. I also gave the gift of money to my cousin who is a freshman in college. I remember how broke I always was, and thought he could probably use the cash more than a hat. :)

So, on with the projects. I started off November knitting at Blackberry Farm. Don and Marissa
It was a relaxing and beautiful start to the season.

I made the Anthropology Inspired Capelet twice, using my hand dyed yarns and commercial yarns. 11-16-07
Back of sweater

I made two more dishcloths
DW dishcloth
4 Corners dishcloth

I made hats for my FIL, niece and nephew using my own handspun yarn.
Hat for Bill
Handspun hat
Handspun hat

Here's a wimple I made for my mom.

I did a little spinning
Which I turned into three matching Calorimetries for me and my sisters.
A Trio of Calorimetries

I made the EZ Snail Hat for a friend:
EZ Snail hat

Another hat for Bill using very squishy alpaca.
Hat for Bill

I finally finished the hat for my granddad that I started last December.
Hat for Granddaddy

I also made a hat for my dad.
Hat for Daddy

My aunt requested a sewn purse which only took a couple of hours to make.
Purse for Auntie

I also made myself a dress, but haven't had a chance to photograph it yet. Plus, it's my November/December entry for Sew Retro, so I'll make a post devoted just to it.

1 comment:

Evie said...

Hello! Beautiful gifts and very impressive you made so many unique items in so short a time. I want to make that tan cap for my father. Could you share your needle size and yarn type on the cap you made for your grandfather?

Thanks, Evelyn J.