Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Knits

So what did I end up getting done for Christmas?  What do you make when you are in a rush?  How about a modified pair of Selbu fingerless mitts?  (Ha, Ha)

I made these for The Daughter.  You just never know what she is going to like so I am always a little nervous making something really "different" for her.  However, these got squeals of delight and rave reviews--whew!

The next thing I managed to finish--one of a kind "Mom I want you to make me these gloves I thought up.  I want them to be black and lime green checkered, with......"

They turned out really cute and PB has worn them almost non-stop.  He was so excited to get them.  He loves everything I knit for him.

It wasn't much but at least I got to give them something special from me.  HB got the pair of "Outdoorsman" socks I made for the Sockamania November pattern.  So everyone was happy.

On the Sockamania note, this is the new sock for January:

I love it!  It is called "Snowy Winters Eve".  I used Haneke merino/linen/aplaca for the navy blue main color and Haneke's angora blend for the white "snow".  The socks are warm, soft and wonderful. 

So, I made it through another "Christmas knitting craze".  I am already making New Year's resolutions that THIS year will be different!  I will start right away planning gifts to knit and I will dilligently work on them all through the year so that December doesn't sneek up on me again. (I think that is what I say every year). 

Wishing everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year!!


Hege said...

Happy New Year!!
Love the fingerless mittens :)
One of the presents in our house that got the most squeals was selbumittens from my garndmother and hubby's aunt ;)
And it's great when the kids loves homemae gifts!

Carol VR said...

If you start early enough, would you be able to find room for me on your list?!?

As always FANTASTIC work!!!

Tama said...

Carol--Sure! What would you like? What is your favorite color? Etc.?

Carol VR said...

Decisions, Decisons.

I don't leave the house without a scarve on any given cooler climate day (which is practically 6 months of the year in CANADA...LOL) and have never seen a high quality hat, gloves, scarve set anywhere... particularly one including the practical ear flap hat like the one linked below. fts/Knitting/Projects/Accessories/KTV2001K+Knit+Ear+Flap+Hat.html

I love bright, bold colours and I leave it to your imagination as to what you make and what colours you choose.

I'd be happy with anything you choose, whether it be an orphan sock...LOL

You rock as always!!!

Carol VR said...

Sorry, I don't think the link was complete in my previous post.

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