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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Down to the wire!

Bear with me this week while I navigate the new layout process on this blog. I don't know why the "powers that be" are always changing things when they worked perfectly fine the way it was before! So here goes "nuthin' "!

I finished the last four gifts that I was knitting for Christmas but I can't show all of them because "some people" might be reading this and will see their own gifts. I designed this shawl using Araucania hand dyed lace merino. I was pleased with the shape even though it happened quite accidentally. I was actually trying to make three spines of increases but I kind of like it with just two.
These fingerless mitts are a free pattern called "Treads" from Ravelry. They were made using KFI, Gaelic Aran, a superwashed wool. I'm not sure how old this yarn is, as it was on an archeological dig through my stash that I found it. 
 Maureen doesn't have much time left to finish these slipper socks.
 Beth brought in a sweater that she is making for herself and we ooohed and ahhhed at her beautiful work. She couldn't work on it tonight because we just get too rowdy for anything requiring that much concentration!
 She did however, show us all the Christmas gifts she finished for neices and nephews. This cute little hat has a handmade button top.
 This lucky niece will not only receive Beth's beautiful handmade sweater for herself but one for her dolly as well.
 And Beth found cute leggings to go with the other two sweaters she knitted for the younger nieces.
 Kathleen finished another Baby Sophisticate sweater.
 And even though this scarf is still on needles, Barb finished it and it's ready to be wrapped.
I won't be posting next week as the Chicks will be taking a day off so I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a blessed Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice or whatever holiday you celebrate. And a happy and healthy 2012 to all!

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

Beautiful. Blessings and Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and all else that is good to you, your family, and the Chicks.