Sunday, December 23, 2007

It's almost Christmas.....

And even if I didn't intend to do Christmas knitting I did give in at the last moment. Everyone seemed in need of something when suddenly the cold set in.
Eldest daughter wanted a warm, thick scarf. So I made her one.

Pattern : My So Called Scarf
Yarn: Manos de Uruguay, color 7325 "Kelp", 2 skeins
Needles: 8 mm, US 11
Modifications: I made it wider (because she wanted it that way) so it turned out shorter too.

Middle daughter was in desparate need of some warm fingerless mitts, I searched for some patterns and this one seemed to fit the bill.

Pattern: Fetching Yarn: Posh Yarn Emily, color Mmmm. Yarn held double to create a thicker fabric. Needles: 4,5 mm, US 7 dpn's . Modifications: I added 2 more repeats at the arm and 1 more repeat at the fingers to make it a bit longer. Her fingers are much longer than mine which are more child size. Or plump and short is also a way to describe them.

Youngest daughter always has to leave early for school on her bike. She complained about her cold ears so when Kirsten offered this pattern I knew it was just right for her !

Pattern: Thorpe Yarn: Manos del Uruguay, color 113, Wildflowers. Needles: 5 mm, US 8.

It's not finished yet, I still have to attach the trimming to it, but it is still drying after I gave it a bath to soften up the yarn a bit.

After Christmas I will show you the hat I made for the husband, I alreay packed it before I thought about making a picture of it. The last week has been quite hectic this way,that is what happens if you don't plan ahead and start knitting with only 1 week to spare. Now it's time to celebrate ( and do some shopping and baking) so I'm wishing you all a MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!




It's cold outside !

11 comments:

Oiyi said...

You have been quite productive with your knitting. You used gorgeous yarn! The scarf, mitts and hat look great. I am currently making that same hat.

fiberjoy said...

Those ice pictures are breathtaking - A true winter wonderland!

You are a speedy knitter! Did you get any sleep last week? I love the design of the hat.

Danielle said...

Fetching mitts are some of my fav fingerless ones!! Love all your knits. Gorgeous gorgeous snow pics. Merry merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Sereknitty said...

Oh what stunning photos! I'm desperate for it to snow here ... we've only had a dusting to date. I especially liked your 'fetching' mitts and may have to make some for myself!

Nancy said...

What beautiful beautiful pictures you took, Marianne...

And as always, your finished projects are gorgeous :)

Fijn Kerstfeest toegewenst!!!!

HobbyZu said...

Whoa, you knit fast! Your projects are so cute! I hope you and the family had a wonderful Christmas. :-) Gorgeous photos by the way. I would love to see something like that in person! :-)

Life's a Stitch said...

The cold is beautiful!
Li

Romi said...

Gorgeous stuff! Hope your Christmas was wonderful. Have a happy New Year!!

Lisa said...

What lovely gifts. I hope they were all well received. Your snowy pictures are gorgeous.

Sarah said...

I love your Thorpe hat and those Fetching's are so cute.

Sarah said...

Oh, and LOVE the ice pictures. Stunning!