Now that Christmas is over and everyone has opened their gifts, I can show what I’ve been working on for the last few months.
1. For my mom, I did a Mobius shawl with a fringe out of a really nice wool/silk fingering weight yarn.
2. For my sister-in-law, I made the same shawl, but in a different color and with beads on the edge instead of a fringe.
3. For my dad and brother, I made some basic gloves in DK wool using a pattern from the American Red Cross Production Corps, a section of the Red Cross that, during World War II, provided yarn and patterns for folks at home to make gloves, socks, hats, and vests for servicemen.
4. For my 3 year old nephew, I made a set of hand puppets using a kit from KnitPicks. The kit actually made 6 puppets, but I only did 4.
5. For my 8 year old nephew, I made a set of 4 juggling balls. I just made a cube out of three different colors and filled them with plastic pellets. In addition, Rosie Girl let me videotape her giving instructions for how to juggle and we made a DVD to send with the juggling balls.
6. It wasn’t a Christmas present, but I made stockings for me and PWM since our other ones are rather cheap ones and don’t have any sentimental value. This was my first time doing colorwork, and I LOVED it!
7. Again, not Christmas gifts, but these are some pictures of hats made for a friend who lost her hair from chemo. (Rosie Girl is the model for the pink cloche.)
8. With my extra DK weight yarn, I made myself a pair of socks – using a “pattern” I made up on the fly. I’m pretty proud of myself!
I also made a pair of socks for PWM, but didn’t take a picture of them. Sorry.
What crafty things have you been up to? Leave me a comment and link!