Christmas FOs!

Finally I can show you my Christmas FOs!  Above is Ishbel the Third, this one for Mom.  It was mailed off today after the photo shoot in the back yard yesterday.  You can see that we are still getting snow around here!  I love how this little shawl came out.  The yarn is so light and it just floats on your arm.  It blocked really really nicely.

It was kind of hard to pack up and send away, but I know Mom will like it so that makes it all ok.

I also made this scarf for John, but DB is modeling it here before we mailed it off.

This is a perfect example of great yarn taking center stage in a project.  The knitting couldn’t be simpler – cast on 220 stitches, knit 24 rows, bind off.  I made it with Noro Iro which is silk and wool.  The colors are great and just manly enough.  It was really fun to knit up and get such good results.

Above is a not very good photo of Plaited Tam from Twist Collective.  I’m nagging Mandy to send me photos of HER wearing it as I’m sure it will be very cute on HER.  This hat was really fun to make and looks great.  I made it, and the Clapotis below, with sport weight yearn from Pigeonroof Studios.  I LOVE her yarns!

I only intended to make the Clapotis with the yarn that I had (2 skeins) but I had enough left over to make the hat too.  Lucky for Mandy! 🙂  I made the Clapotis narrower than the original pattern so it is more scarf-like and less shawl-like.  Again, I’m begging for some good photos of Mandy wearing these items so I can really show them off.

And that was my Christmas knitting!  Not so much this year, but it was enough and I managed to get it all done (almost) in time.  The oh-so-late scarf for DB is still WIP but it’s really coming along!  I think he will definitely get it for his birthday in March, which makes it only 15 months late.

2 thoughts on “Christmas FOs!

  1. Lorraine December 31, 2009 / 19:22

    Oh, sorry you hated to give up the Ishbel. It IS beautiful. And I will wear it proudly. Thanks.

  2. Cybèle January 1, 2010 / 14:43

    Ishbel never fails does it. Such a versatile pattern. I love the tam, can’t wait to see more modelled pics. Happy New Year by the way.

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