Happy New Year! I hope you've recovered from the holidays. I'm very grateful to have some time off to relax and recharge.
So, a few months ago I vowed to take this year off from gift knitting because I had too much else happening. I promptly fell off the wagon and made the following:
Pattern: DROPS dogs coat
Yarn: Malabrigo Rios in 'Ravelry Red'
(My Mom has a small and adorable dog. She was getting chilly).
Pattern: A Grey Loop by Helen G
Yarn: Doodles in String Merino DK in 'Why Don't You Marry It?'
(My friend L, with whom I share a birthday, had the fabulous idea to exchange items, so I made this for her. I will post photos of the lovely gift she sent me soon).
Pattern: Chevalier Mitts by Mari Muinonen
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash in '1960'
(This is my new favourite mitt pattern. Great fit, interesting construction, challenging cables. I made these for my daughter's violin teacher).
Pattern: Chevalier Mitts, again
Yarn: Knitpicks Swish worsted in 'Cobblestone Heather'
(These were for my sister-in-law).
Squall Hat by Glenna C
Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza-Whatta Skein! in 'Blackwatch' (held double)
(The minute Glenna released this pattern I knew it would be perfect for gift knitting. I made 2 in this colour from the same skein, one for my niece and another for my friend S).
Pattern: Squall Hat, again
Yarn: Doodles in String Merino Worsted in 'Understory' (held double)
(This one is a bit smaller, as I didn't have quite enough yardage. It fits my daughter well, though. I also made a 4th Squall Hat using Knitpicks Swish worsted in Cobblestone Heather for my friend M, but didn't have any daylight hours to take a photo).
Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A
Yarn: Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn in 'Secret'
(Fun, quick pattern I plan to make again. These were for my Mom).
OK. I guess I enjoy knitting gifts. I shouldn't fight it.