Today is such a lovely cold, bright New Year’s Day, perfect for our planned toddle up Mam Tor. But as we are instead house-bound by a poorly child, I’m catching up on my on-line life after 10 broadband-less days. Click on more to find out all about my yarn-related Christmas gifting, both given and received.
yarny things given …
for my sister, knitted during the Woolly Wormhead November knit-a-long in possibly my favourite favourite yarn. I so very nearly kept this hat, in fact I probably would have if I hadn’t just made myself a red beret.
pattern: Everglade by Woolly Wormhead
yarn: Sublime Yarns Angora Merino, shade 0045 Chilli
Smoke and coffee
made for my mum (by request), named because the colours are caramel, coffee and blue-greys
pattern: Three Tams by Angela Sixian Wu
Yarn: Noro Kureyon, Sublime Yarns Cashmere Merino Silk Aran
For Chrissie, this was meant to be a relatively quick knit, especially as I substituted chunky yarn for the aran weight the pattern calls for. I got the modifications for the circumference right but this turned out to be a pattern where row gauge matters. I ended up re-knitting the crown several times before I got it to work out (and I’m still not completely happy with it). I do like the pattern tho, and I also really like Norah Gaughan’s method for making bobbles without having to turn your work.
pattern: Droplet Hat by Norah Gaughan (from ‘Knitting Nature’)
yarn: Sirdar Click Chunky, shade 0128 Tarn
for our lovely neighbour and cat-sitter.
pattern: modified version of Witch Cats Hat by Christine de Savoie
yarn: James C. Brett Pure Merino (shades PM3 & PM9), Jaeger Matchmaker Merino DK (shade 882 Haze)
for my bff’s mum
pattern: Fetching by Cheryl Niamath
yarn: Rowan Pure Wool Aran
His ‘n’ Hers
for my mother-out-law. After the problems with the first attempt, I made the second size and it turned out a good fit for a petite woman.
pattern: Mayrose by Woolly Wormhead
yarn: King Cole Mirage, shade 861 Baltimore
made two of these from one ball of lovely Escape DK
pattern: Calorimetry by Kathryn Schoendorf
yarn: Sirdar Escape DK, shade 0190 Free Spirit
and there was one more knitted gift, made for Rob, but it’s embargoed until the publication of Bobbins