What? You mean you don't start Christmas and other holiday knitting in April? Actually last year I started in February so I'm running a little bit behind this year. I have bigger and better plans this year of more handmade under the tree so I'm starting now in hope that I'll get most of my plans done. (Not to mention all of our kids' birthdays fall between Oct and Jan making for a busy 3 months on the celebration front and lots of winter goods to be gifted!)
First up, this scarf that I started a while back, but I'm just now really starting to love. I kind of wish I'd started on bigger needles because I'm definitely going to run out of yarn before it gets to the length I want. The pattern is simply lovely though.
Next up, a very quick knit and great way to get used to the way of sock patterns. I only spent one day on each sock, which was too large for me when finished. Using worsted weight Wool of the Andes, these slippers cost only $3 in materials, which I think is awesome. I intended these to be for Philip, but they shrank quite a bit and are closer to Finn's size. A good thing to know since I intend to make all the boys a pair, maybe as Martinmas gifts? I'm hoping to snaz them up a bit with some cute buttons so I'll keep you posted on how that goes.
I'm also trying to knit some toys as gifts this year. I've seen Philip gazing longingly at this one from World of Knitted Toys. I'll be sure to show you when he's all complete. He's amazingly soft in baby alpaca from Knit Picks so I hope he'll be well-loved.
What are you working on? Anyone else start on their holiday knitting already?
Cute stuff. I'm upholstering this week-- not so cute, but vastly satisfying.ReplyDelete
I've been compiling lists and ideas for holiday gifts. I now have big plans of a homemade holiday since I'm no longer in school and life is (less) crazy. I do have one holiday knitting project cast on and it feels great!ReplyDelete
Love the little booties...and no, I don't start knitting for Christmas in April. I guess I am just not that organized, yet. :) You inspire me though!ReplyDelete
Wow you are organized and good at planning ahead! The booties are precious! I can't wait to see how the little critter turns out!ReplyDelete
Wow everything is so beautiful! I wish I knew how to knit. I just started crocheting and so far so good, but I have a long way to go. At the moment I'm working on a little purse.ReplyDelete
Oh, I love those fuzzy slippers! All of your projects look amazing. I've started on one possible Christmas gift, but it is a very slow WIP right now!ReplyDelete
You amaze me! Love the slippers.ReplyDelete
hi! so glad i found you; thanks for sharing the slipper pattern: its getting cold here!!ReplyDelete
You know...this is such a good idea! I'm new to knitting (still taking a beginner's class and can't imagine making anything but a scarf) but starting making gifts early can really eliminate the rush-rush as the holidays approach. Our gift giving will all be handmade this year and I was thinking June or July to start, but getting a jump on things is even better! I just might move things up and get started now (:ReplyDelete
I am loving that scarf! Does Halloween count as holiday? If so yes I have started. Hee,hee. No, ok, but I do plan on starting my Christmas stuff soon, after I do Kaulini's birthday and school items. Phew! It never ends,huh?!ReplyDelete
I'm always amazed at how fast you knit. I'm still working on Henry's sweater.ReplyDelete
The bootees are so cute. I think it's amazing you're starting on your holiday gifts now!ReplyDelete
The booties are cute but I love the scarf. You're soo good starting your holiday gifts. I'm doing something similiar I'm making scarves now for Craft Hope for next fall or next year.ReplyDelete
Do you have a pattern for those slippers? My kids would love them and I too am doing Christmas gifts and ornaments right now. Would you mind sending me your pattern? Thanks! Kimberley firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete