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Friday, December 2, 2011

Gifts I've Finished!

I'm not 100% sure why, but I'm feeling rather rushed off my feet by the end of this week.  So I'll do a quick, picture heavy post and I'm sure you will forgive me.  I've finished Dani's Scarf, and I couldn't be more pleased.  It was knit in Sirdars Crofter Chunky yarn to match her hat.  I'm finishing up her brothers scarf and then I'll mail them off next week!

I  knit another Calorimetry, which was supposed to be for my aunt, until my daughters saw it.  Now I have to knit another with the rest of this yarn, and they will each get one for Christmas.  Hopefully it will be somewhat of a surprise as they  still think I'm sending this one away to my aunt.  It is knit in 100% wool, with some Patons Classic Wool I brought home from the States on my last trip.  Yes, that's right, I hit the sales even (especially) when I'm on holiday!

This little rose was just for fun, and literally took 10 minutes.  I am going to be playing around with flowers a bit, as I think they make nice decorations on hats, etc.  But I've got a bit more practising to do..................

These mittens weren't for a gift, but my daughters school play.  She is playing a sheep in the play "The Grumpy Sheep (she's not the grumpy one)" and part of the costume was black gloves or mittens.  I used my never ending ball of black wool, and whipped them up over the course of a couple of days.  She LOVES them, which is saying something since she isn't a big fan of the colour black.  I think they are very nice indeed and would like a pair for myself if I can ever find the time.  They came out quite thick and warm.

Lastly, I made this ear warmer/head band for my sister.  The wool is really wonderful, it is called Wendy Viva.  It is soft, chunky, silky and gorgeous.  The pattern is very fast and I think very rewarding.  I knit it up on 8mm needles.  I think I might make a few more as extra gifts, because they literally take an hour or two.

And that's all I've got for this week.  Things are slowing down a bit around here as I try to wrap up Christmas gifts.  I am already thinking about what to do after the holidays, I'd like to work on a bigger project after all these wee ones.  Time will tell......... each day I seem to add more and more to my "I want to knit" list.


  1. Wow, lots of projects to show off today! They all look wonderful :) I love the little flower, perfect to accessorise a hat or bag.

  2. WOWZA! Lots of finished projects. Love them all. Those ear warmers do look really fun, I may just have to knit one.

  3. Wow - you have been busy! Lovely projects and I especially love the mittens action shot! :)

  4. You have been busy! They are all very nice. I really like the colors of the scarf!

  5. WOW you've gotten so much done! Everything looks fantastic.

  6. wow! everything looks awesome. I love patons classic wool - it's my favorite back up yarn. I'm glad you got a chance to use it!

  7. Great knitted projects! The head band is a great idea, especially to use up some leftover yarn.

  8. So many great projects.

    I like that cabeled ear warmer. I will have to check that one out.

    I like your daughter with her mittens... so cute.

  9. wow you've been the ear warmer...


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