Tuesday, 23 December 2008

CHRISTMAS ODDS AND ENDS COMPLETE....HOORAY!

Well, not much has happened here recently. I have been very, very busy at school what with all the festive 'goings on' , and................. I have been frantically trying to finish off bits and pieces that I had planned as Christmas gifts. ! Who would have thought this time last year, that by the end of 2008, I would have become a knitting addict. I began at Easter this year, so not even a year! Here are the latest finished objects; all Christmas gifts.

These washcloths are so easy to make, but the gorgeous colours of the 'Peaches and Cream' cotton make for some addictive knitting. The teal coloured 'Paw Print' cloth is or Scott; to wipe his muddy paws on!




Yet another 'Ribs and Ruffles' scarf for a good friend., made using Paton's 'Shadow Tweed'.
Next up is a 'Scott Walking Headwarmer' for my son. The hat is made using Debbie Bliss Aran Tweed. This is a great free pattern from Ravelry, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/claudia-4. I've made another one for my eldest daughter's boyfriend. The pattern is easy and knits up really quickly.
ANOTHER two 'Havens', for my two daughters. They are made using Rowan's 'cocoon'. It is sooo soft and very warm and snuggly.
Last, but definitely not least, are four 'keep an i-pod warm at Christmas' socks! These have all been made using leftover sock yarn and a free Ravelry pattern, http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ipod-sock-3
I made them 5.5 ins long rather than the recommended 4.5 ins, so that they fully cover the i-pod.


Not bad for a few stocking fillers!! Now to get on with a Central Park Hoodie that I have ready to cast on for one of my daughters.........obviously not to be finished in time for Christmas though! Yeh, Christmas Eve tomorrow! Lots to do and not much time, so not much knitting tomorrow methinks.

2 comments:

josiekitten said...

All your work looks gorgeous Snoopydog! I'm sure it will be appeciated by the recipients! And I must say that for someone who has been knitting for less than a year, you've managed to acquire a pretty impressive stash! How many balls a week does it work out at I wonder?! LOL

Jenny said...

You've done an amazing amount of lovely knitting. Well done, hope your Christmas was good.