Here I am, once again wrapped up in the madness of handmade holiday gifts! Don’t get me wrong, I love to make things for people, especially at this time of the year. But just when I thought I was finished, I changed my mind and decided to add on a couple of last-minute projects. So now I’m stressing out, trying to knit and sew furiously to finish everything as soon as possible.
Here’s a little bit of what I’ve been working on:
This garland was made using the Grandma Twinkle pattern and some red and green kitchen cotton yarn. It was super simple, and I even have a few stars left over that I’m using as ornaments and gift toppers.
I used some of my handspun to make this cowl for my stepmom. It went super quickly – I started it last Friday night and finished it Saturday afternoon. It’s nice and cozy, and I think she will love it. I just used seed stitch in the round, nothing fancy, but I like the combination of the textured stitch with handspun yarn.
I like that combination so much, in fact, that I also knit up this seed stitch scarflet for my newest sister-in-law. I bought a button yesterday, but I haven’t sewn it on yet. I frogged an infinity scarf I made with this awesome handspun (you may remember that from last week’s post) because I wasn’t happy with it since I ran out of yarn before finishing the crocheted edging. I knit this up to replace it and I like it much better.
I also sewed up a few things this week; see my last post for a picture of the dress I made for my daughter. I also made some bears for my kids but I don’t have photos yet. And right now I’m working on spinning a yarn that may or may not become a gift (you know the deal, you’re not sure if a friend is a gift-exchanging friend or not so you have something just in case? Yep, that’s it). But also no photos of that.
And, of course, now that I’ve made a scarf for my SIL I need to make one for my brother. I’ve cast on but it’s literally about an inch long right now. Their gifts may come late this year, especially since I am also moderating a swap where someone may have flaked so I might be putting on my angel hat.
Ack! Why do I do this to myself every year? I’m off to read the rest of the Fiber Arts Friday posts, hoping other crafters are also freaking out on the deadline so I don’t feel so bad about myself. 🙂 Why don’t you join me?
While you’re at it, have a very Merry Christmas!