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The Giftalong: A Knitalong for the Holidays


#389

I have developed a pattern for a mini Christmas Stocking toe up. It takes about an hour to knit and then can be hand felted in the sink with hot water and a little dab of soap. `

this is great as a tree ornament, gif wrap for those little items such as nail polish, lip balm or even gift certificates. Yesterday I made four of them. I just need to add a little bit of ribbon at the top back for hanging.


#390

This is darling! What a great way to present a little something - always need [and appreciate!] a new lip balm!


#391

On the upside: one of the bulky knits is almost done ( a kids’ size 5 on us13 needles, how long can I take???).
On the more-work side: both sons’ girlfriends, when lightly prodded, said they wanted hats. One colorwork snowflakes, one simple in silver and black. I always take heart when the girlfriends request knits with sincere interest, it means they want to stay on my good side and care what I think or do.
Lastly I will knit some Portillo Cowls and Trip Mitts for friends at the very last minute because I can.


#392

I had to pick out Kitchener stitch last week too. On black yarn! But it was only like four stitches (one of the paws on the dog for my nephew).


#393

Here at Knitting Three Together in Huntsville, Ontario we are always looking for the quick one ball or skein idea for customers. Well a friend of mine saw a picture of a crocheted bun hat that she wondered if i made. Of course I said yes and cam up with my own knitted version. This one used 1 ball of Noro Kureyon.


#394

@sabograd: it’s http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gilmore-girls-a-year-in-the-life-mkal

totally fun to make!


#395

Such fun! I really think this is cool.


#396

With the completion of this hat, I have only one more gift to knit!! It’s a biggie though, wish me luck :slight_smile:

Hat pattern: Dino Topper by Ursula Almeida, on Ravelry


#397

Thank you!

I’ll take a look.


#398

That hat is epic. I’m sure the recipient is going to love it!


#399

I finished the fingerless mitts and my Batman cowl just needs its ears sewn on. Hubby asked me, rather timidly, if he could have a new scarf and hat. He didn’t want to bother me because “he knew how many projects I had in the queue”. He’s my favorite person to knit for though!! Started a mistake rib scarf for him in Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted. Yay!


#400

Remember when I said that my boundless optimism and continuous adding of projects and presents to my list of things to knit would die down and I would get real about my expectations for knitting? It looks like that’s not happening. I have added a few hat to my list, including one for a friend’s son which I finished last night. I’m so proud of this one, so I’ll share it here:


#401

OH my, that is darling!


#402

Vern is done. One. Hundred. And. Sixty. Stitches. Kitchenered.


#403

EPIC! Way to persevere!


#404

Better late than never.


#405

Another pair of squad mitts in the books. One to go!


#406

The cardigan I am knitting for my goddaughter is coming along. I’m racing to meet the last posting day. It has two sleeves, one of which has a completed cuff. Just the knitted on border on the main part to go: about 26 cabled repeats I think.
I’m very pleased with the progress so far, especially that I have figured out how to kitchener stitch in pattern. Whoop whoop!


#407

Socks for my husband. They will have afterthought heels, but I will add those after I either finish all the other Christmas Knitting, or after Christmas. Probably after Christmas. As you can see, I haven’t woven in any of the ends yet.


#408

Another pair of socks. This one is for my daughter, and these have short row heels. Once again I have not woven in any of the ends. I am waiting until I know if they fit.