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The Giftalong: A Knitalong for the Holidays


#288

Guys, this Knitalong is the BEST thing ever for me. I can’t finish stuff if I don’t have accountability. This may be the year that I actually get everything knit and finished and blocked, and wrapped and actually GIVEN. Kisses all around! And here’s a BLT (in Knitting Fever’s Painted Desert) going in for a bath before getting blocked last night. Maybe now, my BFF can stop making broad hints about how her gift socks are starting to get threadbare. :slight_smile:


#289

Oh, brilliant! I’d been thinking of modifying a shawl somehow, but couldn’t figure out how that would work. I’ll definitely post updates with pictures when I finish swatching and cast on. Thank you!


#290

BLT? Can’t quite figure it out!


#291

Thanks. Gift knitting has stalled right now as I’m trying to complete a sample knit for someone. However, as I’ve got less than 15g left and the additional yarn support has not arrived yet, I see a window of opportunity for gift knitting beginning tomorrow after work. Hopefully I can get a couple more marked off the list before I go back to the sample.

I think you’ll be fine with your list too. I hear the Squad mitts are addicting and go fast. I’ve knit a honey cowl so I know it will almost knit itself if you have something good to watch or listen to.


#292

Added these mittens to my gift pile! I made these Warmest Mittens http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/warmest-mittens yesterday using leftovers from my October Frost http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mbknits/october-frost

I used smaller needles that the pattern called for because the recipient has teeny hands and I wanted them to be dense and warm!


#293

just for fun, here’s the finished kewl cowl. it was super fun to knit, quick quick quick, and so squishy soft in malabrigo merino worsted. started a shawl last night- architexture. has anyone done this? it seems both mindless, and intriguing, simultaneously, which if i’m honest, i’m really interested in these days.


#294

Nice work! And thanks for mentioning the Architexture pattern - I wasn’t familiar with it, but I’m a sucker for reversible shawls (or anything that’s going to be wrapped and styled so that the wrong side is showing). That’s now in my Rav library.


#295

I honestly think that very thought every single time I do colorwork, because I hate dealing with all those loose ends SO MUCH! :laughing:


#296

so far, it’s a breeze. fingering yarn, so it will take a while, i’m thinking, but it’s a nice change for my brain - no color changes, no cables. just knit purl knit knit, whatever is next. :slight_smile:


#297

Hi Naran, I’ve never had that problem…not sure why because I have about 10 knitting projects going at all times! Have you ever tried magic loop – two at a time socks?


#298

Just realized that I have to have something finished to ship to Colorado. So dropped the Dynamic Duo Reversible Mitts and am working on the Dragon Hide Mitts with Madeline Tosh DK – one down, one to go.


#299

Bunny is very cute, but I feel your pain. I knit one toy – and can’t get around to embroidering the face…2 years later it’s still faceless on the shelf.


#300

Haha, this is making me feel so much better…I took two projects with me on Thanksgiving day – but ended up being the driver. ARGH, so much lost knitting time!


#301

I’m sorry I’m sorry I’m sorry! Work has exploded and I have not had time to figure out how to post the pattern. Maybe this week. They really don’t take long to make so you should still have time. :evergreen_tree:


#302

These are so wonderful! So simple and cozy. Way to go!


#303

Such pretty color shifts, and the stitch pattern breaks it up in a lovely
way.


#304

Oh! I’d forgotten that pattern and am looking for “table favor” knitting for Christmas day. Perfect wrapped around a wooden spoon. Thanks for the reminder.


#305

Does crocheting count? I bought a copy of the folktale “The Mitten” to give to my grandkids and am in the process of crocheting amigurumi animals to go along with the story. I’ll knit a big white mitten once I see how much room is needed. I’ve got 5 done–owl, mole, fox, hedgehog, and mouse–the bear is 3/4 done, still need to make the badger and rabbit. It’s fiddly but I’m having so much fun.


#306

Thank you so much for the Dashing suggestion and your mods. This looks like
the perfect choice for my recipient. Now to choose a yarn from my stash.
Thanks again!

Take care,
Sally


#307

Basic Little Triangle Shawl.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blt-scarf-shawl