My normal blogging time has been fully devoured with holiday knitting lately. I know that most people like to keep their gift knitting top secret, but since tonight I finally finished the last project, I felt like celebrating by sharing some photos of the finished items. Evan and I had a good time playing with the digital camera he got me for my birthday.
Gift #1 The beret from the most recent interweave knits. The beret was knit using donegal tweed (color 174). I had a problem with the increases on the top of the hat, so I just did a knit into the front and back increase and it turned out well.
Gift # 2 Fetching from knitty. Knit using debbie bliss cashmerino aran (I love this yarn) in color 300502. If you look closely in the picture, you can see one of my projects from ceramics class.
Gifts #3 and #4 Felted purse. This was knit using a kit from my LYS, Nine Rubies. The bag was super fast to knit, but it took quite awhile to attach the crochet chains that are used to creat the bands of color. This picture also shows one of four elf hats (from Handknit Holidays) I knit. This one was knit with three strands of manos del uruguay (two strands bramble, one strand uranium) yarn.
Gift #5 Elf hat (with earflaps) from Handknit Holidays. This one was knit with manos as well (two strands of stellar, one of topaz).
Gift # 6 Men’s hand/wrist warmers from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. I knit these using misti alpaca, color 2105. They are super soft and really warm. I LOVE alpaca.
Gifts # 7 and #8 Two more elf hats from Handknit Holidays. These were knit using rowan big wool in color rascal 032. The hat I am wearing in this picture is actually for a child, which is the reason it doesn’t really fit. You can probably tell that I really like these elf hats. They are fast to knit and (I think) super cute.
I’ve also been working on my fair isle project a bit (no photos yet) and trying to knit some squares for firefly’s habitat for humanity project. I had knit a couple and then realized that my gauge was off, so I had to rip them. Now that my holiday knitting is done, I hope to get some more done quickly.