Wednesday, November 4, 2009

More Finished Christmas Stuffs

First of all, thanks to everyone who has entered the giveaway so far! Remember - I'm going to leave it running for a week so keep the entries coming!

But now - Finished objects! I've been a very busy knitter over the last few days. I've got two more hat projects done. The first one is an orange ear flap hat that was knit in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky, which I have fallen in LOVE with. This stuff is so wonderful to knit! It's not scratchy like other 100% wool yarns at all!


The cool thing about this pattern is that it was knit from the top down and the ear flaps aren't knit separately. I also got to try knitting in the round with two circular needles for the first time! It was kind of confusing at first, but then once I got in to it I fell in love. I absolutely adore this method and I really really hope I get a Knit Picks kit of interchangables so that I can try socks like this! Then for finishing I crocheted a couple of rows of single crochet in brown, which I think finishes it nicely.

The second was a fun cabled pattern that I can't find the pattern to. Ugh. I think it was a Drops design from on Ravelry and I didn't save it in favorites! I used my Knit Picks City Tweek DK for this one and I think it came out really great! This yarn was an absolute delight to knit with, I'm telling you. I think it was a tad splitty, but I love love love the look of it. The button was an afterthought that I really enjoy.

modeling with no makeup

And Yes, that's me out in the late fall with a tank top on. There's something wrong with that, right? I think so too!

So, other than hats, I've been making some headway on another goal. I want to make little knitted ornaments to go on each of my family member's packages. (Mom, if you're reading this you can't tell!!)

Christmas Tree Bear Ornaments

These little bears are so freakin' cute!! They're about 2 or 3 inches tall and only take a little bit of scrap yarn to make. Each one took me about an hour including the stuffing and sewing. Then, I've also found a pattern for little tiny stockings!!

These ones are a little more complicated than the bears because they're actually knit flat and then sewn up. I'm using some Knit Picks Telemark in sport weight because I loved the reds and greens together, but also because it's way way cheap and I didn't mind if the quality wasn't the best for these ornaments. But guys!! It's only $2 for 100 yards of 100% wool! It's not all that bad to knit with, either! I'll definitely be buying more of this in the future. :)

So that's what I finished since about middle of last week. hehe! My goal is to get all these gifts wrapped and packaged for December 1st when I can send them away to my family in Canada!


  1. Love that hat on you! I like the button detail (and I couldn't tell you didn't have makeup on!!! That's actually a really good picture!)

  2. Love that hat on you! I like the button detail (and I couldn't tell you didn't have makeup on!!! That's actually a really good picture!)

  3. Hey there again! I've nominated you for the KREATIV BLOGGER award. See this post for details:

  4. Love the hats and thanks for the little link to the little guys.

  5. omg! I love the bear ornaments! I want to make some Christmas ornaments too this year so...::adds to queue::

  6. You are too good, knitting christmas present toppers! I'm just so behind already! I love the hats- they're beautiful! I love the look of the braided brim!

  7. How many do I get for not telling? *innocent smile*

  8. How many do I get for not telling? *grins*

  9. They are so cute! I would love to learn knitting and make something like that!