I haven't knit Christmas gifts before.... I don't like the pressure. Will I get it done in time? Will they like it? Will they appreciate it? Will they appreciate all the time and effort that went into it? Should that matter to me?
Maybe knitters should only knit for other knitters.
No.... wait, I did knit one scarf last Christmas, and the recepient appreciated it very much. I guess that's a good start.
I'm knitting 3 Christmas gifts this year. Two hats, and one set of wrist warmers. I should be able to handle that - especially since two of them are now done. Lucky for you - none of these people read my blog - so you get to see them and I have something to talk about.
I showed you one hat in the last post - the Fake Isle hat. It's going to be given in a gift exchange for the hubby's Christmas party this year. This is a bunch of guys who spend a lot of time out in the cold, and comment on his hand knit hats.... to which he always comments "love in every stitch, guys." So, it should be appreciated.
In the last post - the hat was modeled by Lily's boyfriend. He was quite enamored of the hat - so he's getting one, too.
These wrist warmers are for my niece. I'm not sure if she'll like them... but I'm gonna push the cashmere factor of the Cashmerino, and that may help. And, they're kind of the "go-with gift" to her real gift. I'm thinking they'll be well received.
I like them - a LOT! In fact, I need to wrap them quick, before I wear them out trying them on. I have a real urge to keep them for myself. No... I'll wrap them today.
Lucky for me, I have another ball of Cashmerino - and we're traveling to Texas for Christmas this year so this just may be my airplane knitting - after all the pressure is off and the Christmas knitting is done and wrapped. A present to myself. After all - it would be knitting for a knitter.
Pattern: Fetching, Knitty, Summer 2006
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashermino Aran, color 300201 - one ball, EXACTLY, not an inch to spare.
Modification: No picot edge, just a plain cast off.