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.