Monday, December 17, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

I missed posting last week because, like everyone else, I have been busy getting ready for the holidays ahead. Amazing when you think of all the preparation and then in a blink it is over.

Since I was a girl, I have been making homemade gifts for virtually everyone - much to some people's delight and other's chagrin. But I firmly believe that the time you spend in the making is time devoted to that giftee and I find that much more rewarding than pacing around Yorkdale trying to think of something to get - that they really don't need.

So, here is what I have been busy making (these are reference shots, not the real deal), so I am not really giving anything away. There is one thing I cannot share until after it is given, because it will be a dead giveaway.

How fun is this mustachio'd cowl - it is called Incognito and is free on Ravelry (actually a Knitty pattern) My son has already put in a request for one.
These pretty gloves were a quick and easy knit. I will make a few more pairs, since they only take a bit of yarn.
 This is Juliet - a sweater that I have already made twice before. My ma-in-law commented on one of mine, so I made her one. Her birthday is tomorrow, so I gave it to her on the weekend. She loved it.
And these wonderful gloves are a pattern from indigodragonfly.ca - a great website with wonderful homespun yarn. All there patterns are named after TV shows, or lines from movies. The yarn I used for the gifted pair was called "As God is My Witness, I Thought Turkeys Could Fly" from WKRP in Cincinnati. (I got another skein called "Vicious Penguins" for myself.) Go and visit the website - you will have a nice giggle there.

Add to that two more pairs of socks and a dozen red kitchen dishcloths, which are perfect car knitting. They are little gifts and stocking stuffers. And a few zillion for myself to replace ones that are old enough to vote.

In amongst all these other projects has been very little hooking, which is not good, since I have pillows to finish. They may be wrapped un-assembled and then finished up early in the new year.
Not exactly an "urgent" item.

But not everyone has ignored their hooking. I received another finished photo-to-mat yesterday and have permission to share.

Here's the pic and the mat. I think she did an amazing job for a relatively new hooker. Don't you agree?

In case I am not back to do a post, let me wish all of you the happiest of holidays and a healthy and fun 2013.

1 comment:

Val said...

Hi Wendie..Greetings from California. It's been awhile since I stopped by the blog and LOVED the photo to mat posts. My daughter & I were just talking about that idea this week. She's in Alaska and has SOOOO many photos that would make great little mats. Thanks for the inspiration to get started! Val Ewan