Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Presents for small people

There hasn't been much time for blogging around here. I've spent the last couple of weeks either out of the house at Christmas parties or furiously knitting Christmas presents. They are all in the post or have been gifted, so here is a run down of the Christmas knitting for little ones.

Rainbow Mittens

Rainbow Mittens Rainbow Mittens
Started:15th November 2008
Finished:21st December 2008
Pattern: Annemor #2 by Terri Shea - but with my own design on the front!
Yarn: Left over Opal Feeling and Opal uni
Ravelry Link

Comments: Very cute - but should possibly matching!

Christmas Stocking
Christmas Stocking
Started: 19th December

Finished: 21st December

Pattern: My own - using my Lucy Neatby garter stitch cuff and heel. Patterns from my Fair Isle book.

Yarn: New Lanark Aran in Bramble and Ecru.

Ravelry Link

Comments: I can't believe how quickly I managed to knit this - 60 stitches on 4mm needles made it fly!

The there were hats galore... However I'm not convinced any of these are going to fit their intended recipients despite having the necessary head measurements (boo).
First there is Tubey (and me looking a little hungover).
Started: 12th December

Finished: 15th December

Pattern: Tubey from Woolly Wormheads Wee Woolly Toppers

Yarn: Dream in Color Classy in Dusky Aurora

Ravelry Link here

I modified the pattern and knit over about 86 stitches as the largest size would have been too small for Toby who is 2 1/2, but as you can see, it now fits me! Oops. At least I have a fairly small head (only 3 cm different to the intended recipient) so I'm hoping it will fit him at some point in the future!

Next up was an I-Cord Beanie for Toby's little brother Josh.
Started:16th Decemeber

Finished: 18th December

Pattern: Baby I-Cord beanie by Woolly Wormhead

Size: L

Yarn: Dream in Color Classy in Blue Lagoon (with the left overs of Dusky Aurora thrown in for good measure)

Ravelry Link

Comments: I think this one isn't going to be long enough, but at least I can add a few more rows if necessary.... I didn't think about how much the edge would curl. Oops.

Lastly, there is BuzzBee

Started: 4th December

Finished: 6th December

Pattern: BuzzBee from Wee Woolly Toppers

Size: XL - I added in a few more stitches (it was a little more mathematical than that but I can't remember exactly what I did without my notes in front of me!)

Yarn: Dream in Color Classy in Dusky Aurora

Ravelry Link

Comments: This one is my fave... I'm thinking of making myself one!

Phew.... now I have to decide what to make next. I started playing around with my crochet hook on the train to work this morning - it is blanket time again for a baby due in the first week of Jan. I also have my February Lady Sweater to work on at home... Then there is all that gorgeous Hazel Knits and Malabrigo sock yarn calling my name. The Harika socks to frog and start again. Plus I want to make my dad some socks for his 60th at the end of Jan. I have a Winter Warmers UK Swap present to make before then too. I need more hours in the day.


Kate said...

Phew indeed! I think you deserve a break from knitting after all those! :-) I love the mittens and stocking especially.

Esther said...

What a beautiful Christmas stocking - you are soooo clever! Have a great Christmas - then you can get busy planning the wedding LOL! xx

Dawn said...

You've done brilliantly! And it hasn't stopped yet has it - more plans!

I'm crocheting a scarf at the moment - hoping I can knit 4 socks and crochet a scarf (in 4ply) by the end of the year!